self help

Prove yourself wrong. Live life unexpectedly – Red Lemon Club

Just as I have repeatedly made mistakes, I’ve spent my life surprising myself. Over and over and over again. Mistake. Surprise. Mistake. Mistake. Surprise. Mistake. Surprise. I’ve lost myself to despair from failures. I’ve felt the elation that erupts from taking courage and pulling through. I’ve experienced the joy that comes from surprising myself. The …

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How I use a simple ‘night-before’ questions checklist to greatly improve my day (and life) – Red Lemon Club

I know what it’s like to go through the day disorganised, and without knowing what I’m doing. I know how a day can be swallowed whole by the lure of tasty and stimulating distractions. I know the frustration of having a busy day, and working hard, yet feeling like I’m running in one spot not …

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The cure for an anxious, sucky life, in less than 550 words – Red Lemon Club

You feel miserable. Life is hard. Everyone sucks. Nobody pays attention to you. Nobody respects you enough. You feel low. You’re depressed. Your anxiety is surging. You try all the cures. They tell you to take pills. You take them, but they only add a layer of ointment on top of your deeper ‘problems.’ Ultimately …

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This is the only obsession worth having, and it isn’t to be liked – Red Lemon Club

We get frustrated because we aren’t progressing as we had planned. We aren’t there with the traction we hoped we’d be getting with all this work we’re putting in. We’re not getting enough of them dratted likes, follows, pings, pokes, thumbs ups, and subscribes. And little Johnny Genius over on YouTube seems to be getting all …

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Knowing this will make you give less of a f*ck about what others think – Red Lemon Club

What’s the solution? Do we need to stop hiding? Not quite. That would mean taking on the additional burden of trying to ‘not hide.’ That takes work. The solution is to change your thinking. Remember your current philosophy? ‘The right thing is to be a good person.’ Here’s your new philosophy: ‘I am flawed, weird, …

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It’s time we figured out our direction in life. Here’s how to make it concrete

I had someone email me recently that their lack of purpose was driving them crazy. They felt lost; trapped. Surely the solution, if you are lost, is to figure out where you want to go. Right? Isn’t it easy? When we’re in a city we don’t know, and we are lost, what do we do? …

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