“If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.” – Seneca
My name is Stuart. I’m a writer and photographer. I also own and run a small online business that helps me pay the bills. Bills are the worst, right?
I’m obsessed with behavioral science. I love learning about why we do the things we do, what sets top performers apart from the rest of us, and how we can maximize our resources to live better lives.
Here’s an example:
Did you know that praising someone for their ability can actually make them less likely to attempt new challenges? Obstacles become insurmountable barriers — and even if the person is capable of powering through, they quit.
On the other hand, praising someone’s effort teaches them the growth mindset. By encouraging someone to try, and to keep trying, they become much more likely to overcome any obstacles and ultimately reach their goal.
On this site, you can learn what modern science is saying about how to be a better you. Using science-backed research and real-life stories from high achievers, you’ll see exact blueprints for success that you can apply to your own life.
There’s no need to reinvent the wheel. Use the proven strategies that worked (and continue to work) for people who have climbed to the top of their fields through hard work and consistency.
According to MacArthur Genius Angela Duckworth, this is the two-part formula for success:
Effort * Talent = Skill
Effort * Skill = Achievement
But knowing the formula and knowing how to apply it are separate things. And knowing how to apply it and actually applying it are even further removed.
This site focuses on the doing part of things. You’ll learn simple, easy-to-follow techniques for doing — and you’ll consistently use them to squeeze the most out of every day. Even when you don’t feel like getting out of bed.
Listen, don’t leave here empty-handed. This site is for you as much as it is for me. Here are a few links that are worth your time: