The Power of Subtraction — and why we miss out when we forget to cut out.
We have a bias towards addition. Psychological studies show that we always default to it when trying to make a change. But in an era characterized by “more,” the ability to subtract has become a superpower. Here are some subtraction strategies.
Do you have a “Personal Happiness Algorithm?” You should.
Do you have a “Personal Happiness Algorithm?” You should. Here’s mine.
How to Prevent Burnout: Close your Stress Loops
Burnout could be the official word of 2022 (and 2021, to be honest). So many people have had first-hand experience with it that you would think we’d understand it perfectly. But most people don’t really know what it is, nor what to do to prevent it. Burnout...
We Need to Talk about Dopamine | Part I
The modern world is set up to hijack our dopamine response, so we need to become aware of what we allow to hook our brains and overwhelm our biology.
Get Your Daily D.O.S.E. of Happiness Chemicals
We now know how to literally change our brains. We owe it to ourselves to do so with purpose and intentionality.
How to Know When to Quit Your Job (and Reinvent Yourself)
The 7 Red Flags Checklist We’ve all been in challenging work environments; sadly, it’s a constant of professional life as the dreaded off-site and - my personal least favorite - the office birthday party. But how can we know when the regular grind of work (they call...
The Modern World is a Dopamine Minefield. Here’s how to navigate it.
Have you had your mind hijacked by TikTok and wondered how that happened? Or maybe you’re the kind of person who gets most excited about planning your next trip? The driver of your behavior in both cases is a brain chemical called Dopamine, and you need to get familiar with it – right away. Whether you realize it or not, that neurotransmitter rules our world today. But while it has served a critical role in the propagation of our species, dopamine is absolutely terrible for our sense of satisfaction as individuals. Moreover, it’s being used to stimulate and manipulate us in ways that are distracting at best and addictive at worse. Dopamine is the new Nicotine. We need to reset our brains and go on a Dopamine Diet. Use my NOPA Method to get off the Dopa.