Category Archives: Addiction

Improving Our Default Selections (Habits)

We create a life of habit to make routine decisions easy so we don’t have to think about every little thing we do. But, we might have created a bunch of lousy habits. So, we have to change them. Here are two main ways to do this: Focus on what you want – your desires: Every morning write… Read More »

Killing Junk Thoughts with Bad Emotion

Napoleon Hill writes in his Law of Success that our ability to control our thought is as close to the divine as humans can get. I’m paraphrasing, but the point is that thought is crucial to our success. Napoleon Hill is not the only person to write about the importance of thought. You’ve probably read some author write… Read More »

How are you doing?

This question, asked routinely each day by billions of people, is usually answered reflexively. Here, I’m asking you seriously. How are you doing? How do you feel? How do you look? Do you like your job? Do you get along with your spouse, your kids, your neighbors? Do you feel fulfilled? Are you anxious or calm? Are you… Read More »

Too Much Random Phone Shit

The next person I see walking and staring into their smartphone, I am going to punch in the face. Really? Is walking so boring that you have to scroll on your phone? What are looking at anyway? Your meetings? Your email? A news story? OK, maybe I won’t punch them in the face. But scare them? Maybe.

Why I Deleted My Facebook Account

Recently Satya Nadella (CEO of Microsoft) said: We are moving from a world where computing power was scarce to a place where it now is almost limitless, and where the true scarce commodity is increasingly human attention. I like referring to attention as a scarce commodity. What do you do with scarce commodities? You guard them. You watch… Read More »

I Have Issues

We all do, right? Only it’s more fun to look at others’ issues rather than our own. It’s also only acceptable to admit to issues that are socially acceptable rather than those that aren’t. We’re more judgmental of the pot addict than the alcohol addict and more judgmental of the porn addict than the gossip addict, yet all… Read More »

My Experiences with Addiction (Lessons Learned)

“I’m just gonna have three drinks,” I promised my girlfriend at the time. Then, when the third went down easy and fast, I ordered a fourth. And with that, she left the bar in anger. I didn’t bother to catch up with her until after I had finished a couple more drinks. That’s the way it was back… Read More »

Coffee

You might have read elsewhere on this site how I gave up coffee using the attraction/repulsion routine. You might read that and I think I can turn off coffee consumption at will. Not so. According to National Coffee Drinking Trends 2010, conducted by the National Coffee Association, 54% of adults drink coffee daily. I am one of them,… Read More »