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So today’s book is titled the Book of Joy. The authors are Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama. Both are highly respected religious leaders. Despite being different religions, they are very fond of each other and they teamed up to write this book to give spiritual advice to those who aren’t religious.

Whether you’re religious or spiritual, this was a fascinating book that really gave me some insights on different ways of looking at problems. The book covers many aspects of human struggle, from jealousy to loneliness.

To keep it short, what I learned is that even if you…


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As you know, I like studying success and all the behaviors and practices for achieving success in life. In this email, I want to cover a fascinating documentary by Leah Rimini on Scientology. You may have heard of it and heard of this celebrity. She very publicly withdrew from the Church of Scientology many years ago.

Her documentary has multiple seasons and she exposes the dangers and tragedies that this cult produces. …


My sibling’s pet died. I didn’t realize it would, but it made me sad.

Pets can teach you a lot about living a respectable, peaceful, happy, simple life. All her life, Lizzy was quiet, never made a fuss, never complained, and ate only vegetables. She always seemed happy with living in her tiny, plastic house and popping out to eat some lettuce and drink some water. The only times she made noise were when she got excited since she wanted more food. One time during Christmas, she made noise because the Christmas outfit we gave her was distressing her skin…


I was blown away by the show, so I had to write something to the world as my little gift / thank you to the universe. All of this should be spoiler free until the tiny spoiler discussion section at the end.

Overall, I really liked the show. I will mention constructive criticism later, but I don’t want that to overshadow that overall, they did a great job with the plot flow, acting, characters, dialogue, and nostalgia. They did a great job playing on nostalgia, just like Stranger Things.

Usually, films or shows fail by getting the dialogue or realism…


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I thought it’d be valuable to examine the common behaviors of the “Tiger” Asian parenting style that most Asian 1st generation youth are familiar with. In this article, I will cross-reference each behavior with my years of studying successful people, including my wisdom from hundreds of books, videos, films, articles, and events.

Ever wonder what do they do correctly? What do they do wrong? Now, you’ll know (or at least we’ll get closer to the truth).

Hyper-focus on academics — Let’s be clear; some emphasis on getting into a good college is valuable. Kevin Hart failed to apply for college…


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Copywriting is a vital skill towards optimizing your sales pages and web copy to make sales online. It’s the art of selling through your words.

Yet I couldn’t find one modern list of all the recent copywriting courses out there.


Few people know I’ve followed Taylor Swift’s music since You Belong With Me came out. That song played everywhere I went in high school, and it was so catchy and relatable.

Since then, Taylor has continued to exceed everyone’s expectations and reach higher and higher levels of success in the entertainment industry. I see her as one of the top songwriters of the century, rivalling Michael Jackson.

So when Taylor’s Netflix documentary Miss Americana came out, I immediately watched it. This article will lay out the main points the documentary was trying to deliver and my thoughts on them.

She…


Now that the dust has settled with Alita Battle Angel, I can give my honest review. We know that the critics gave it a 61% on Rotten Tomatoes. The Audience Score is a 93%, which is much better than 61%, but I feel it had the potential to get a 90% on both categories. With a great cast, Robert Rodriguez directing, and James Cameron producing, why did it do so bad?

To give you my thoughts on why it bombed, I have to mention a lot of spoilers, so be prepared.

First, I liked the movie. There was a lot…


The case for obsessively protecting potential downside

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Imagine you are a native tribesman. Each time you go into the nearby forest, there is a one in a thousand chance that you will die when a tree falls on you as you sleep under it. It doesn’t seem likely that it will happen, right?

Well, consider the fact that you’ll be going into this forest at least 100 times a year for the next 30 years. All of a sudden, the chances that you will die increase drastically almost to a guarantee if you don’t avoid sleeping under big trees.

This thought experiment is an actual life scenario…


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One topic that is mentioned fairly often in the personal development world is that your thoughts are your reality. Now some of you may be skeptical about this idea and think of it as woo-woo law of attraction bull crap. I am in the minority of extreme skeptics, but in this case, I have an example that makes this clear and obvious. Fashion.

We all have internal thoughts and beliefs about different areas of life. While some women feel amazing dressing up and looking good just for themselves, regardless of the other see it, I get little to no enjoyment…

Will C

I help people achieve their big dreams around wealth, happiness, and relationships

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