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Hi. I’m Mike.
I'm a husband, father, fitness nut, computer scientist, organization freak, business strategist, author, and productivity junkie.
I help high-achievers find their purpose, live their vision, and achieve next-level success with systems and strategies for personal excellence and business mastery.
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When this thing is spinning perfectly, it looks as if it could spin forever.
That isn’t by accident. It’s precision manufactured out of pure elements, this one out of Aluminum.
It’s light, it’s sexy, and it means business.
Even so, it doesn’t spin continuously. Despite a pinpoint bottom revolving on a polished glass base, friction causes this voluptuously curved beauty to slow and eventually topple.
Such is life.
The average American spends 11 hours a day consuming media.
Every. Single. Day.
Two hours and 22 minutes of that time are spent on social media. The rest is spent in front of a TV or online reading, listening, or interacting with content.
According to my iPhone, I’m better than average.
But it’s hardly worth celebrating...
Success and happiness are built on layers of science.
Let me explain.
Habit #1 | The Common Element to Irritability and Worthlessness (The Opposite of Happiness and Success)
Nick chucked his controller into the Nintendo, hard.
It bounced off the front plastic and flew to the floor, but he wasn't done. He picked it up in a fit of rage and threw it again, and again, and again. With every throw, his face grew hotter until he looked like a ripe cherry about to pop in the hot sun. He threw that controller over and over with all his might, cracking the plastic until the Nintendo relented and shut down (for good) when he finally destroyed the on/off switch.
I can attest from first-hand experience that striking out sucks.
It doesn't matter how you do it.
Swinging under a ball for that third strike feels like opening a drain to let all the potential flow out of your body. No base hit. No home run. No chance to be the hero in front of an audience of cheering fans.
Life hacks. Tactics. Pro tips for stealing small, incremental improvements to your life...
Make your bed.
Organize your desk.
Drink eight glasses of water a day.
Who. Fucking. Cares?
Seriously, are these truly going to make your life better? Are you going to look back from your death bed and say, "you know, I wish I would have drunk so much goddamn water that I needed to piss 47 times every day?"