#1 is my favorite, #3 is the most fun, but #14 is (probably) the most lucrative.

The world is digital, as if you didn’t know. The future is gig work, you might’ve heard. Now, I don’t fully buy into that. I think the move from full time work for one company to all gig work will be slower than some anticipate. On the flip side, while I love my full time job, I’m also a big believer in side work.

Here are 14 of the best online business opportunities for those of you willing to put in a little extra…

They probably aren’t what you’re expecting, but they are worth your time.


Reading will be one of the most important habits you have in life (right up there with quality sleep, daily movement and eating right). In fact, I myself get mildly depressed if I don’t get enough time to read in a day.

And when I say books, let me be very clear, I mean non-fiction. Sure, fiction can be fun, but that ain’t it, it’s not what we’re going for. Get your entertainment from your friends, family, TV, traveling, etc.

A Pew study showed that the average for…

Your antidote to a week of chaos.

Another week in the books (no pun intended) and it’s hard to believe we’re already marching toward the end of September. We have another week of 1 fiction, 1 non-fiction and (don’t kill me) 2 more pumpkin beers.

Let’s get to it!

And how to apply them.

If you were one of the millions who watched Mad Men, you already know Don Draper pretty well. And while our guy is an insecure alcoholic (and make no mistake, he was both) he was also a genius. Or at least the writers who created him are.

So, let’s learn a little from the great Don.

“If you don’t like what’s being said, change the conversation.”

I didn’t like how my life was going. So in 2016 I accepted my dad’s challenge. I quit drinking for a year. …

Fix Your Sh*t: Volume 46

Far too often we let fear dictate our lives and it makes no distinction between what scares you and what is dangerous for you.

In life there are things that are scary but not dangerous and things that are dangerous but not scary. It serves you well to understand the difference and recognize what’s what.

My two best examples are: public speaking vs driving.

Many of us are terrified to speak in front of others, but don’t think twice about driving ourselves to these events.

Yet, your chance of dying while driving is 1 in…

Your body doesn’t want much, but it really, really wants these 4 things.

Optimization Step 1: A consistent wake time

The human body loves routine. If you pick a time to wake up and stick to it, you will be rewarded. You would have better sleep overall if you wake up at the same time every day and establish a daily circadian rhythm. It would be easier to get out of bed in the morning with less snooze time. It will therefore be easier to fall asleep, and those who suffer from insomnia will have less difficulty sleeping.

How I do it:

I started by setting my alarm back 1 minute…

Some common rules you should ignore and what to do instead.

Rules are either understandable or super annoying. Ever since I was a kid I’ve questioned almost every rule. I always wanted to understand why it existed. Many didn’t make sense. Many still don’t.

But as you get older you’re able to reflect in a way that’s impossible when you’re young. You see all these things laid out in your past and you can start to make sense of them. That’s where I’m at with the rules of life these days. …

A 4 step process.

The formula for success most often comes down to 2 things.

Consistency and quality.

You can keep finding those two things through this 4 step process. I use it myself for my writing.

Step One: Learn

You can’t create anything prior to learning something. Whether you learn from experience or books or how to videos, you need to learn new stuff. Mentoring, both being one and having one, is a great way to learn faster.

Input quality often equals output quality.

I’ll use writing as my example for each step. I learn to be a better writer by reading…

Complete with plots, trailers and my questionable commentary.

11 new things for the week of September 13th through the 19th.

It’s a weaker week than we’ve grown accustomed to. But, there are still 11 new things to keep you entertained as the leaves change and the air cools.

Let’s get to it!

Your antidote to a week of chaos.

A book and a beer, together, is like blending the grace of a ballerina with the recklessness of a tornado. The results are mixed, but almost always positive- if you stick to one beer. I could never stick to one beer so at some point in the not too distant past, I moved to tea (or coffee) and a book. Which is decidedly less reckless, while still feeling good.

Anyway, this week we have two more great books and 2 solid IPAs for your tasting pleasure.

Cait Mack

Helping you improve incrementally until the day you die. Acclaimed critically.

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