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The Magical Benefits Of Tea: Learn How Tea Can Help Improve Your Health

Types of Teas There are many different types of teas from green, white and black teas, to rooibos, pu-erh, oolong, and herbal teas. Green tea is made from unfermented leaves, so it is low in caffeine and high in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. White tea is made from unfermented buds and may be particularly rich…

Comparison is the Thief of Joy

              It’s somewhat interesting how a single harmless sentence from a friend can throw you into a downward spiral. This happened to me this past weekend. My friend shared some news that just made me think. He meant nothing by it and didn’t even know the impact it would have on me. Furthermore, he wasn’t…

The Lottery Exercise: So silly, yet so effective!

If you won the lottery tomorrow, what would you do? Some people may think this is a waste of brain power. Not me. I think there is a lot of value from thinking about your life if money were no issue. Why? Because while mapping out our ideal life without thinking about money, it shows…

The Benefits of Giving Space in Relationships

              Distance makes the heart grow fonder. Space is one of the biggest focuses for me with all of my relationships. Space is more than not talking to someone for a certain period of time. For me, space is about being your own person in a relationship. This can be tricky to master depending on…

Just Work: A Message from My Favorite Comedian

              Believe it or not, this is a quote from one of my most valuable influences. This quote is so simple, yet so impactful at the same time. In just two words it illustrates the difficulty and the simplicity of how to get where you want to be in this life. It’s applicable to practically…

Self-Deprecation. What is it and why use it?

              I’m all for having fun conversations. And one of the best methods I’ve found for intriguing my “audience” is by the use of self-deprecation. I don’t mean in the serious sense of the meaning. Instead, I am referring to the humor side of self-deprecation. Also known as making fun of yourself, this method does…

Why a Morning Routine is so Important

              The right morning routine can propel your day to becoming productive, meaningful, and engaging. Having a routine where you consistently work on something small can make a big difference. Here’s my routine. I wake up, make either tea or coffee, while that brews/cools down I write. This is the important piece. I write every…

How to Let Go – And Why?

              Now that I’m in the dating world, many girls come and go. I’ve been actively trying to go on as many dates as I can with interesting girls. It’s a way for me to get out of isolation, meet some cool people, have sex, and come up with fun things to do. As long…

San Diego Trip 2022

              This past weekend, I took a trip to San Diego to visit some of my best friends from college. It was truly an amazing time. We shared so many laughs, went dancing, had some drinks, cooked great meals, and saw the amazing views San Diego has to offer. It really was one of the…

Get Off Your Butt and Dance

              One of my pet peeves when going out on weekends is seeing insecure guys “posting up” along a wall or bar and not having a good time. Don’t they know that if they only got off their butts and grabbed a girl for some dancing, then their night would be better, the girl’s night…

Best Investing Strategy While in a Market Correction

              It’s no secret. The stock market is down. There is volatility all over the place. There’s Russia/Ukraine beef, Covid restrictions still in play, interest rates likely to rise, and overvalued stocks. The S&P 500 just hit correction territory and people always freak out when this happens. I’m here to ease some nerves, highlight how…

Connecting With Nature

              This is a reminder of how important it is to get in nature occasionally. Some may require more time in nature than others but benefits everyone who gives it a chance. Nature has benefits to us no matter who you are. It forces us to get away from technology and be in the present…

For Progress, Become A Baby

              I’m a huge advocate for trying new things. New activities, skills, or hobbies are all great to have a more fulfilled life. However, trying new things is not always easy. It takes a lot of courage. Chances are that you are starting from zero on a new endeavor, and this can be scary for…

It Can Always be Worse – An important reminder

              Your life isn’t that bad. No matter what you’re going through at this moment, it could always be worse. I spent the Super Bowl with one of my very close friends who I haven’t seen in over 6 months. He has cancer and is going through treatment at the moment. Needless to say, he’s…

Tips to Have a Smooth Date

              I’ve been dating quite of bit recently. And I’ve learned some things while going through this phase. It’s been fascinating to me to really see the differences in people on this planet. I know that sounds obvious, but you really notice it when you start having 1 on 1 conversations quite often with all…

The Most Effective Way to Get Motivated

              Every year, I gain more and more insight on how my brain operates. And lately, I’ve been increasingly curious about the motivational part of my brain. How do I get motivated? What is the best way for me to motivate myself? How can I put systems in place that will help me achieve my…

How to Know When It’s Time to Make a Change

              A lot of us have been in a mental loop of trying to figure out what’s next in life. Sometimes, it’s difficult to recognize when we must take a leap of faith and shake things up a bit. I’m all for being comfortable in life, but when things get too comfortable, maybe it’s time…

The #1 Best Way to Lose Weight

              My personal training clients always have some degree of weight loss goals that they would like to achieve. For most, it’s their top focus while for others it’s more muscle gain. No matter how ambitious the weight loss goal is, there is one sure proof way to shed those extra pounds. Some people may…

Trouble Sleeping? This Will Help!

              Does your mind start to race when it’s time to go to sleep? Once you get in bed, do you suddenly not feel so tired anymore? This isn’t quite insomnia, but it isn’t ideal for sleep either. I’ve been in this position myself. There have been times where I lay in bed for an…

How to Make Money Off Your Own Ideas

              Making money is fun. Actually, allow me to rephrase. Making money from your own ideas is fun. There’s no feeling like making money of something your created out of thin air. That’s the feeling that turns entrepreneurs into junkies, searching for that next buck to be made. It’s what drives us to keep going,…

Personal Training for Beginners

              Recently, I’ve taken up personal training. I started helping out friends, family, and even have done house calls to those who responded to my Craigslist ad. Health and fitness has always been a large part of my life. Over the years, I’ve built up quite a bit of experience at the gym that I…

An Update After 40 Hours of No Food

              I’m currently 40 hours into a fast. And no, I’m not that hungry at the moment. I certainly was last night, but after a nice slumber not so much. Fasting and its effects are so interesting to me. For me, it’s a nice reset of the body and mind. After I feel myself drinking…

Why This Past Year Was So Amazing

              Today’s my birthday. So naturally on milestone days like this, I look back on how everything went in the past year. I like to reflect on where I was, where I thought I’d be, and where I’m currently going. Life is so unpredictable at times. And it sometimes doesn’t make sense. But in order…

The Best Exercise I Know for Finding Your Passion

              For a long time, I thought my best ideas for a business would be something I come up with randomly. I would even do mental exercises each day to come up with ideas because I was that obsessed with starting my own business and becoming an entrepreneur. I was focus on the idea being…

The Beauty of Winter Hiking

              This past Christmas, I tried and completed my first winter hike. And if you’re a hiking enthusiast like me, then you should absolutely try hiking in the winter. While visiting my family for Christmas, I took the short drive up to Lake Placid in Upstate New York. Many people think New York City is…

Testing Your Passion

              If you’re working in Corporate America, then there’s a good chance you aren’t working towards your true purpose in life. You may be passionate about analytics or finance or marketing, but if you have any entrepreneurial cells in your body, then chances are that job isn’t truly fulfilling you. Would you like to know…

Navigating Women in a Single World

              I’ve been single for about 4 months now. My past girlfriend and I decided it was best to go separate ways after her life was taking her in another direction. There are no hard feelings and I wish her all the best. Unfortunately, it just didn’t work out. I was with my ex for…

Turn Boring Sex into Exciting Sex

              Sex is a healthy part of life. That’s just a fact. And whether you’re young or old, all of us can benefit from adding some spice into our bedroom rituals. This is especially true for when couples have been together for a long time. There tends to become a routine and it can start…

Growth is Not Comfortable

              This weekend was much needed. I noticed myself stringing together a few boozy weekends in a row and felt like I needed a break. So, I took this past weekend off and I feel much better come Monday morning. The great part about skipping the booze is how productive you are over the weekend.…

Polarity in Relationships – Why every relationship needs this to thrive

              Hey there folks. First off, let me start by saying how great it feels to write again. Time off can be a wonderful thing, but I’m ready to start pumping out more content now. Recently I’ve had this urge to write about polarity, especially when it comes to relationships. Whether that relationship is sexual,…

Mario’s Vitamins

              I’m having trouble determining where to even start with this. I had an amazing and emotional experience this weekend and it’s difficult to put into words. This past Saturday, I had a day all to myself. I went on a nice walk, ate a delicious sushi dinner, then meditated in my room. However, this…

An Effective Strategy to Get Rid of Tendinitis Quickly

              If you have ever had tendinitis then you know how frustrating and painful this injury can be. I myself have tendinitis in my knee and have had it for quite some time. Although in that time, I have learned how to deal with it, recover, and strengthen my knee. I have adopted specific short…

My Message to “Wantrepreneurs”

              If you have any desire to become an entrepreneur then you might want to keep reading. Why? Because I was in your shoes before. And perhaps like you, I tried to read and watch as much content as possible on how to start your own business. I was looking for the secret, the shortcut,…

A Much Needed Reminder

              As many of us work from home staring at our computers all day, it’s good to remind ourselves of what’s outside. Maybe you’re not a winter person. Or maybe you don’t have enough daylight outside to enjoy going out after work. But now is the time where going outside is getting easier. It’s early…

How to Handle Your Fear to Surpass Your Goals

              What is fear? Is it real? Or is it something we make up in our heads? Is it something we can touch? What is its purpose? If there’s one topic that I’ve thought about a lot, it’s fear. That’s because I’m fascinated and frustrated with it all at the same time. For some people,…

Carpe Diem and Beyond

              One of my favorite movies is Dead Poet’s Society. I re-watched this classic just last weekend in fact. It’s a powerful movie. It touches on several heavy topics like breaking out of conformity, thinking for yourself, standing up for what you believe in, and it does all this with bits of comedy sprinkled in…

Embrace Your Lows

              Sometimes when I’m down in the dumps, I find it better not to fight it. I find it better to simply embrace that you’re there and accept it. For whatever reason, this makes it easier to come out the other side feeling motivated and energized for life. I know it seems counterproductive, but it…

Vacation Can Be So Motivating

              I just got back from vacation with my girlfriend and her family. It was a great time of course. The weather was fantastic, the people were friendly, and the conversations were everlasting. We had a great time for the short period we were there. But one takeaway I always walk away from vacation with…

Creativity and Depression

              All creatives get depressed. For reasons I can’t explain, creative people tend to have high highs and low lows. The highs help them create what they call their symphonies. However, the lows can be dreadful. What is creativity and how does it work? Why can we be creative at one moment then depressed the…

“Don’t Let Perfection Get in the Way of Progress”

              This quote was beat into my head during my first job. The VP of my division preached this over and over again. This was a man I really respected. He was a driven, hard-nosed, and a big go-getter who led the Supply Chain division for a Fortune 500 company. He was tough, results-oriented, and…

Need to Add Muscle Very Quickly? Do This!

              Maybe you have a vacation in a couple weeks and you haven’t had the opportunity to exercise. Maybe you are just in a funk and want to kick your ass to get in a better mood. Maybe you just want to try a new thing and weightlifting is the best option. Or maybe you…

Are You A Big Fish in a Small Pond, Or Small Fish in a Big Pond?

              If you’re familiar with this blog then you know how important creating the right environment is for personal and professional growth. Finding your balance between stress and comfort is a recipe for success and will push you to new heights without overbearing your mental state. Take a look at your surroundings, the people you…

What Makes Somewhere Special to Live?

Recently I’ve been giving a lot of thought about where I live and where I want to live. What makes a place a place? What makes somewhere so fun to be or work? What draws us to places and what keeps us there? Could it be the city that is so energetic? Or could it…

The Best Way to Get Over an Injury

              We’ve all been injured from time to time. They come at random times and surprise all of us. At times, injuries can be a wakeup call for change. Other times, they can be a major setback and disappointment. I want to share the best ways to get over an injury. Whether it’s from sports…

Benefits of Drinking Tea

              We all are familiar with tea and how healthy it is? There are numerous benefits that come with drinking tea. Tea, especially green tea, is often said to be good for your health. But if tea is good for you, how good? And why? It turns out that tea does contain substances that have…

Limit your Screen Time

              Have you ever been in a rut? Like one that is slightly depressing and very lazy? As if there was no productive momentum in your life at that time. I’ve had plenty of these episodes. Sometimes they last weeks and sometimes they last a day or two. But over time, I’ve gotten better at…

When to Eat to Maximize Gains in the Gym

              We all know that hard work in the gym is necessary for muscle gain and fat loss. But as equally important is hard work in the kitchen. Eating the right foods at the right time is essential for seeing results in the mirror, but also for maximizing your efforts in the gym.               When…

Meditation for Creativity

              I started meditating during college. I was trying all these new zen-like approaches to life. Meditation naturally came up and some friends of mine also grasped its power as well. Over the years of practicing mediation, you get to learn more about what’s being worked on behind the scenes. What’s really happening when we…

Fear is an Indicator. Fear Tells Us What we have to do

              This saying was first brought to my attention after reading the book, War of Art by Steven Pressfield. In this book, Pressfield describes fear as a form of resistance. He uses fear to explain how our own minds try holding us back from doing the things we know we have to do. Here is…

Laying Out The Most Difficult Part of Entrepreneurship

              In my experience with starting a business from scratch, there has been one main part that has been the largest burden to me. Talking with suppliers. From searching for the right supplier to keeping tabs on them to make sure your orders will be fulfilled, suppliers are simply difficult to deal with. However, it…

Trouble Starting your Business? Make a Fake Business Instead.

              Anyone who’s had the goal of entrepreneurship or dreams of starting their own business has had doubts. It’s a difficult thing to do and it’s especially difficult to start. The task of starting can seem very daunting. There’s risks involved. There’s a chance of losing money and not becoming successful. There’s a chance you…

Doing Nice Things for Others vs for Yourself

              This is a lesson that I can’t preach enough.  Being nice to people is a basic rule for a better life. Be better to others and others will be better to you. But there is one caveat that comes with being nice to people. You must do it for the right reasons. Or else…

The Best Way to Get Over your Entrepreneurial Fears

              The idea of starting your own business or your own side hustle can be a daunting idea for many. Although the excitement and passion is what pushes you towards this way of life, there’s no denying that starting out can be uncomfortable and awkward at times. Putting your name on something and showing people…

Top 5 Blogs of 2020

              As many people do when the New Year comes, we are doing a review of what worked and what didn’t work in 2020. For this blog, we are going to list out the Top 5 Blogs of the year and rank them in order for you.               First off, it was a great year…

You are The Average of the Five People You Spend The Most Time With

              You may be aware of this saying. In others words, choose your friends wisely. Choose who you work with wisely. Choose who you look up to wisely. Choose who you learn from wisely. Whoever you may be spending a good amount of your time with, choose wisely. Why? Because like the saying goes, you…

An Unexpected Gift at an Unexpected Time

              Building and maintaining healthy relationships with my friends and peers is a topic that is very close to my heart. I enjoy friendship as much as the next person, so I wanted to share one of the best tips I’ve learned that has helped me build and maintain healthy relationships. Giving an unexpected gift…

Having Difficult Talks with Your Significant Other

              Every couple has them and every couple despises them. Those talks that you don’t want to have but need to have can be stressful for every couple. These types of talks usually occur when something big is coming up that may shake the relationship or if something has been bottling up for some time…

The Overlooked, Yet Super Valuable Side of Entrepreneurship

              You may think building a side hustle or a startup business is all about creating an audience for your product. Obviously that’s a major piece. But that is far from the only piece. Especially is you have a physical product you are selling, there is so much more than creating a brand or creating…

How to Lose Weight by Eating Whatever you Want

              I’m sure many of you have heard of intermittent fasting. Am I right? Well if not, allow me to explain what it is. Intermittent fasting means that you only allow yourself to eat during a pre-set window of time. For example, a common timeframe is 8:16. This means that you allow yourself to eat…

You Should Take Your Time With Relationships. And Here’s Why

              I’ve had several relationships in my life. Some good, some bad. And some absolutely horrible. And there’s been one key difference that has separated the positive ones from the negative ones. And that attribute is time. Time is a crucial step when starting a relationship. Having time work it’s magic, for a number of…

A Practical Way to Build a Strong Immune System

              There’s an awful lot of buzz around immune system health lately and how to boost it. Different vitamins and minerals are being tossed around that have never gotten the time of day before the Covid crisis. It gets difficult because there’s so much info that came out on how to build your immune system,…

Exercise Makes All Things Better

              Ok. Maybe not all things, but a lotttt of things. The other day I woke up feeling horrible. I slept wrong. My neck was sore. I had a headache. And I tossed and turned all throughout the night. That morning, I was in a bad mood. It’s as if I had a negative reaction…

What To Do after a Bad Night’s Sleep

              Have you ever woken up just wrong? Maybe your neck or back is sore? Or maybe you woke up with a headache for whatever reason? For some, it happens more often than others. But it’s never fun when it happens to you. There’s a couple tips and tricks I’ve learned to avoid waking up…

Having the Courage to Start Something New

              If you’ve ever read my blogs before, you know I’m a huge advocate for doing new things. Trying new things is the best way to expand our mind, widen our perspective, and challenge ourselves to become a better person. However, starting new things isn’t always easy. Doing so takes courage and can be difficult…

Taking Two Weeks Off to Reset My Mind

              Ahhh winter break. For the college kids it means leaving school for a few weeks after another vigorous finals season. For young adults, it usually means only a week or two off from the grind if you’re lucky. Fortunate for me, I was one of the lucky ones. Like many people this year, I…

Isolation vs Compound Exercises

              What is the difference between isolation exercises and compound movements at the gym? And how should we incorporate one or both of these methods in our own routine? Isolation exercises are exercises that only focus on one muscle. For example, bicep curls are an isolation exercise because we are isolating just the bicep muscle.…

How to Create Work For Yourself: The Entrepreneur vs Employee Mindset

              There are two types of people. Those who wait for their superior to give them work. And those who find work for themselves by identifying problems and going out to fix them. Which type of person do you think is typically more successful? This is a no brainer. The one who has the skillset…

Mapping Out Your Ideal Daily Routine

              Every now and then it’s important to take a step back from the daily hustle to reflect on your habits and routines. Lots of times we get caught up in our work and activities over the course of several months and fail to recognize where our daily habits are taking us. Are we doing…

Asking for your Feedback after a Great Year

As this year heads for a close, it’s around that time when all of us do some reflection on the past year. For this blog, I couldn’t be happier where it has gone. I’ve touched on a variety of topics that are close to my heart and I’ve had success doing so. The feedback I’ve…

How Writing Can Change Your Life

              There’s so many beautiful things about writing. It’s empowering. It’s challenging. It’s inspiring. It’s creative. The list goes on and on. There are endless benefits from sitting down every day and simply writing. It’s a beautiful thing to get your ideas down on paper. It’s as if putting your ideas in the physical form,…

Why Practice Patience?

              Patience is an attribute we all could have a little more of. If the world had more patience, it would be a better place to be. Simple as that. People would be more understanding. People would be less stressed out. People would be less judgmental. And ultimately, people would be happier.               The most…

Importance of Giving Back

              I’m sure we are all aware of the importance of giving back. However, it’s easier said than done. I’m not talking about throwing money to a charity. Anyone can do that. I’m talking about donating your time and effort. This weekend, I was a part of a coat drive for inner city kids. I…

Why Your 20s Is The Best Time To Start A Business

              I’ve put a lot of thought into this and I can’t convince myself otherwise. Your 20s is by far the best time to start a business. And I’ll tell you why.               For most of us, the best time to start a business is during our 20s. When we enter the workforce, we most…

Delayed Gratification and How to Use it

              Some of the wisest people in the world will preach that delayed gratification is the key to life. Putting off something that will give you instant satisfaction is not always easy. That’s why this practice takes discipline. Delayed gratification is purposely waiting to cash out on satisfaction at a given moment. Instead, you choose…

Turning Your Audience Into Customers

              Congrats! You’ve built up a social media following and you’re looking to take the next steps. Building an audience is the first step towards making a business. Providing free content and seeing how your audience responds is a great way to get to know them. You get to see how they act, what they…

Did I have COVID?!

              After not feeling so well last week, I was beginning to wonder. Do I have COVID? I felt warm, had a dull headache, felt fatigued, and my throat was getting sore. This all was very concerning. I’ve always prided myself on how rarely I got sick, but I had to be honest with myself…


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