• Featured,  Satire & Humor

    Hi, I’m a recovering personal development addict

    Hi, I’m Jennifer, a recovering personal development addict from San Francisco. For years, I struggled to develop a sense of self-worth. I never felt like I was reaching my potential. I looked at my peers, and it seemed like I was the only one not deadlifting 1,000 pounds, making $58,000 in one hour, or invited to Leonardo DiCaprio’s yacht party every Saturday night. I bought course after course. I spent thousands of dollars on coaches who promised results — but mostly got me an emptier bank account. Anytime I read sales copy, I couldn’t resist the urge to click the shiny button that said “YES! I want to double my…

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  • Featured,  Satire & Humor

    Follow your passion. And screw following your passion.

    Follow your passion. Screw following your passion. Do what you’re good at. Do what you are. No, do what you love. Do something. Do anything. Slow down and do nothing. Follow your curiosity. Learn to focus. Focus on the right things. Stop focusing, open yourself to new things. Trust yourself. Trust the system. Trust my science. Trust my research. Trust your instinct. Trust your intuition. Trust no one. Trust the universe. Build a system. Build habits. Build routines. Be open to randomness. Spend money on experiences, not things. No, get more money so you can have more. Chuck it all, sell it all, and travel the world. Learn a new…

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  • Featured,  Personal Development,  Relationships

    What a break-up and Gossip Girl taught me about self-worth

    I had just broken up with someone. Actually, he dumped me over the phone. So in the weeks afterwards, my whole world disintegrated into an upside-down nightmare. I couldn’t stop crying, despite feeling like I shouldn’t waste tears over this guy. I didn’t know if I should take time off dating. Or if I should try to jump right back into the game of lackluster first dates via your dating app of choice. My social calendar, previously filled to the brim with fun dates at trendy spots, parties, and cuddling Netflix nights, was now empty. My friends were sympathetic, but most were focused on their long-term relationships or marriages and…

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  • Featured,  Personal Development

    How to Dramatically Improve Your Charisma in Just 4 Weeks

     I spent about 4-5 months working on charisma and inner confidence. These are the techniques I used during my first 30 days, which is where I saw the biggest immediate gains.   Week 1: Wear only what sparks joy I hired a stylist, who came up with more perfect outfits that looked amazing and felt like me in two hours than I ever found in two years, all within my budget. If you’re confident enough in your style to not want a stylist, though, then this is the main principle to follow: wear only what sparks joy. There are 3 main reasons for this: The slightest bit of discomfort (whether…

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  • Featured,  Personal Development

    How to maintain motivation, systematize your efforts, and overcome mental barriers

    There are 3 aspects of achieving a goal: Motivation (desire to actually accomplish it) Creating a SYSTEM for action (knowing what you will actually DO) Letting go of FEARS that hold you back Over the past few years, I’ve developed my own internal system and process for maintaining motivation, systematizing my efforts, and overcoming mental barriers, which I’ve outlined below. This was the general process I went through when I: dropped out of law school despite countless people urging me not to – and landed a dream job 2 weeks later took up muay thai kickboxing with no martial arts background left a cult-like church of 10 years improved my…

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