In October at SimpleREV I had the opportunity to share the story that became part of the reason why Break The Twitch exists today. After reviewing four years of Amazon Prime order history I realized that I had a serious problem. I had spent about five to six international plane tickets worth of money on $20-100 dollar items delivered in two days via Amazon.com.[Read more…] about The Amazon.com Story at SimpleREV
At the beginning of each new year most of us make resolutions that we believe will improve our lives and lead us to become better human beings. It’s a fresh start, a brand new year with infinite possibilities. It’s finally our chance to step up to the plate and get things done without the baggage of the previous 364 days weighing us down. The problem is, out of the ~60% of Americans that usually make new year’s resolutions, only 8% are successful in achieving them. This is a pretty depressing statistic, but here’s the flip side: People who explicitly make resolutions are 10 times more likely to attain their goals than people who don’t.[Read more…] about New Year’s Resolutions That Stick
If you don’t consider yourself to be a minimalist nor desire to be one, then you may not understand what minimalism can do for you. You have a lot to gain from thinking like a minimalist, and here’s why.
The modern economic environment has been developed into a massive machine with only one mission:
Separate you from your time and money as frequently (and efficiently) as possible.[Read more…] about Minimalism: It’s Not What You Think
It’s can be really difficult to have gratitude for something you didn’t know you actually had. In the digital age, our time and attention can be very limited, bouncing back and forth constantly. It is not often that we get a moment to pause and think about not only what is going on with us, but what isn’t. “Hmm, what would it be like if I didn’t have ______ right now.” For me, the most recent example of this is a relatively crippling headache. In my 29 years, I’ve never had frequent headaches and definitely never one lasting more than a few hours. This week, I’ve had a headache for six straight days.[Read more…] about What A Six-Day Headache Taught Me About Gratitude
I used to buy a lot of books. Personal development books, business books, investment management books, entrepreneurship books, you get the idea. I’ve read at least several chapters of 100 different books on the previous topics and have learned a ton from doing it. The problem is that I got to a certain point and I realized I wasn’t actually getting anywhere.Buying books was one of my personal Twitches. My brain was telling me that I was being productive and accomplished something significant (in a single click) by buying a tool that would help me get to my end goal. I was using the purchase of a new book as a ‘false first step‘ towards accomplishing what I really needed to do. You can see that I had a habit of taking ‘false first steps’ via Amazon.com in many ways even outside of books.[Read more…] about How To Increase Productivity and Save Money