Cultivate a Work Ethic

One of the most harmful ideas promoted in the 90s was “Follow Your Bliss.” It makes it seem like happiness is the reason for living and if your work doesn’t make you happy, you’re failing. You’re in the wrong job. You’re missing out. Maybe you’re even a sap for degrading yourself and settling for less. […]

If You Want Better Self Esteem, Lose Your Self Importance

If you want better self esteem, lose your sense of self importance. That might sound contradictory, so hear me out. Self esteem is your own sense of worthiness that comes from within. Although this belief may be outwardly validated, it doesn’t come from others. It comes from the confidence in your own ability and goodness. […]

We Teach People How To Treat Us

Whenever you’re having problems with other people, it’s time to ask yourself, “What am I putting out there?” While it’s true that you can’t control the thoughts, feelings, or behaviors of other people, you do have influence over how they treat you. Why? Because we teach people how to treat us. Yep, that’s right. To […]