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The Trichotomy of Control

In “A Guide to the Good Life {the ancient art of stoic joy}” William Irvine expands Epictetus’ Dichotomy of Control into a third area in a manner that every professional should harken to, as it is a superior model for how we interact with

1 Percent

One out of one hundred white belts achieve the rank of black belt. Almost all start with the dream, but then reality hits and they realize the work needed, so they start dropping like flies. 1% of internet community members

Don’t lie.

Don’t lie to others, because it will become a habit. It will deteriorate and get worse and worse, a slippery slope and eventually you will get caught like a Fly in a Spider’s web. “Oh what a tangled web we weave, When first we

Quick Fix

There is no pill. There is no silver bullet or magic potion. Want to lose weight? Eat less and exercise more. It is about caloric deficit, expending more energy than you intake. Change what you eat and increase your


Everyone looks at me and assumes I am this perfectly tuned, disciplined machine because I run marathons, win martial arts championships, run a high activity practice and write every day. That I’ve got it all figured out and can