Step 1: Live, Step 2: Die

Step 1: Live Step 2: Die That’s the path and the instructions for being absolutely any living organism on this planet. It’s that simple. But then why does Step 1 get so complicated for us humans? During Step 1, we don’t know what to do, how to do it, we …

I don’t know shit

I’ve got a lot of good stuff in my life but I’m also really bad at a lot of stuff. I’ve figured out what’s important for me in a few ways, but also haven’t figured out what’s best for me in heaps of other ways. And I’ve got a feeling …

Doing the limbo with your life

In Mark Manson’s The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck, he talks about this guy… He was a mega-talented guitarist, who was going to take over the world with his new band. The band had just been signed to a record label and on the verge of recording the band’s …

Brag

A very successful, but more importantly, a very good writer recently bragged to me about how well his book is doing. And I’m glad he did. But there’s a difference between bragging about cold hard facts, like the amount of 5-star reviews your book has got on Amazon, and saying something like …

Wasting time

Is it possible to waste absolutely zero time? In My Experimental Life, A.J. Jacobs experiments with getting rid of all irrational beliefs and myths he’s been told by the internet, his mum, people on the street, all so that he can live a rational life. One of them is that ‘You …

Compromise

I always thought that compromise in a relationship means both people not getting what they want. I’ve also heard people say they don’t think that’s right though – that it’s about both people getting what they want. But that doesn’t really ring true for me either. This does though. A friend of …

Something will definitely go wrong

I have been married exactly 0.0 times but from what I guess, and from what I gather from other people, the following is (unqualified) advice I’d give to someone just before their wedding day… (In 3 days, I will be able to say I have been married exactly 1.0 times) Something …

Use it or lose it

I spent the end of 2015 Helpxing on a couple farms in Ontario, Canada. Both places weren’t too far outside Ottawa, and the first was on a property owned by a guy called Damita. Damita had previously only worked in IT and had 0 experience in carpentry. But he read book …