Posts by Gary

The Benefits of Pig-Headed Determinism and Being Able to Take a Punch

The Benefits of Pig-Headed Determinism and Being Able to Take a Punch

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From the heart of one bloody-nosed warrior to another…Don’t you ever, EVER......fully accept defeat.Maybe you don’t think of yourself as someone who possesses pig-headed determinism, but you do possess it.Maybe you’ve been beat down, overlooked, and had more challenges in your life than the next guy or gal. I get it. It’s exhausting.And yet here you are.You’ve taken...

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How to Beat Down 90% of the Competition Without Breaking a Sweat

How to Beat Down 90% of the Competition Without Breaking a Sweat

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​There’s one thing that separates long-term successful people from those who are not successful… or are temporarily successful but doomed to fizzle out.And rather than playing the old, “read on to find out what it is” game with you, I’ll just tell you what it is.It’s the back end.Ok, so that’s kind of a dirty trick. I said I wouldn’t do the “read on” thing, but as...

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The Danger and Opportunity of Overconfidence

The Danger and Opportunity of Overconfidence

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​When you’re an up-and-comer in your field, working under (or in the shadow of) other people, it often feels like you’re fighting an uphill battle.Hang in there.Keep forging ahead. Treat people right. Don't give up. There’s always turnover at the top. Continue...

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Why Comparison is the Death of Great Work

Why Comparison is the Death of Great Work

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One of the primary ways you most people judge the quality of their work is to compare themselves to others who do similar work.You measure yourself against how many clients they have, how long it took them to become successful, their number of followers, their income.Comparing yourself to someone who’s more successful in your field than you are is a pretty natural...

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10 Ways to Make Your Online Writing Worth Following

10 Ways to Make Your Online Writing Worth Following

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Have you ever noticed how certain writers online have such a distinct style that even if you didn’t see a byline, you could tell who wrote it after reading just a line or two?They’ve developed their own unique way of writing that not only stands out, but connects with readers so strongly that it makes them want more.It’s unique, useful content worth following.​​...

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