On my drive home down I-90 from army training, I tuned into some football talk from my favorite quarterback Russell Wilson.
Russell was frustrated by Tom Brady’s success. Brady, a forty-three-year-old man just won his 7th Super Bowl in his first year with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He proved doubters wrong while Russell was in the stands wishing it was him.
I am Russell in the stands. I’m watching everyone besides me have great success even though I put in hours of work, but hardly see results comparable to my peers.
This led me to listen to Brady’s philosophy and…
In the first few months of trying Medium out, I never clapped for anyone’s articles. I was brand new to the platform, and I only wanted to get the information I wanted and leave.
In the ensuing months, I began writing for Medium. I have a bucket list, and one of the items on it was to start a blog. I wanted to be able to say I gave blogging a chance. Whether or not I was good at it wouldn’t matter. All that would matter is that I helped someone out. …
2020 has been one of the hardest years for many of us.
This year alone, I lost my childhood dog and my grandfather. Life begins to feel draining when you lose those close to you on top of a restricting Pandemic. Life doesn’t always go our way, but we have to stay strong and develop strategies to cope with our pain.
According to the World Health Organization, Depression is a common mental disorder. Globally, more than 264 million people of all ages suffer from depression.
We all deal with pain in different ways. Some of us may get angry, others…
It’s been nearly a year since I started writing articles for Medium, and all it’s finally starting to pay off.
Despite getting paid anywhere from 13 cents to $148 (my best month), I’ve really enjoyed my experience doing what I love, which is creating content.
There was a drastic wave of writers that started at the same time I did, and we all have been grinding and sticking to publishing articles, but not always getting paid handsomely.
At the time of hitting my one month, my following looks like this:
A pandemic probably isn’t a time when you think you’ll meet the love of your life. It’s a time where meeting anyone new is a big risk, and we’re advised to keep our distance.
Tinder is not the place where you expect to find a significant other, let alone someone you call your soul mate.
Life is really crazy, and everything happens for a reason: the timing, the connection, the bond, the love — everything.
Let me take you on a journey and a behind-the-scenes story of why I have the most amazing girlfriend in the world.
Meeting online can…
Growing up, I was never interested in attending concerts, shows, or anything that had to do with going out. As I got older, my life revolved around working hard and rewarding myself with unique experiences.
Covid-19 took all of those things from me and millions of other people.
Instead of planning weekend trips to Coachella, Lollapalooza, or Electric Forest, people are planning the next internet live stream or parking lot concert they want to attend.
It’s been a shitty past year for entertainment. No entertainment besides Netflix and Hulu, but that’s not what I’m talking about. I’m speaking on behalf…
As my seasonal depression hit this winter, my motivation dropped like a rock. It wasn’t fair. I thought to myself, why am I not killing it like I used to?
Instead of overworking, I was under-working and playing way more video games than I used to. This is perfect for a workaholic becoming an escape artist.
We know when we should be getting work or tasks done, but we don’t always follow through with them. It’s very easy to be unhappy with where you’re at and shift gears towards something else.
I was so jealous of seeing my peers who…
“Constantly think about how you could be doing things better and questioning yourself.”
— Elon Musk
Nothing is worse than watching your workload go from a tiny stockpile into a massive mountain of inefficiency.
As a marketing manager for an investment firm, I have had ups and downs in the amount of work I produce. Over the course of six months, I’ve developed strategies to complete all my tasks in half the amount of time.
You don’t have to be a marketing manager in order to finish more work. It may seem dark at the end of the tunnel, but
In 2017, I invested $2,000 and lost 20% of it due to my carelessness and lack of knowledge in the markets. Once COVID-19 caused the stock market to drop dramatically, I instantly took to one of my closest friends from high school, Allen Tran.
He has been running businesses and incredible projects ever since high school where he ran a $50,000 eBay store by himself. He presented me with the opportunity to work for him and also invest with the help of Haikhuu Trading.
I knew little to no information about stocks besides the big companies like Apple and Microsoft…
The Pandemic took a lot of things away from us, but some of that is actually for the better. Some of us have more money in our pockets than ever, and have put it towards other things that improve our life.