Half-ass done is better than not done at all

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I think what makes people reluctant to showcase their content is the adage, “quality over quantity”. I can attest, as I haven’t published anything in months.

If the quality isn’t good, what’s the point, right? As more of my writing gets drafted and videos and photos are stacking up in different files, I’m realizing that I am overly eager to get something done well that it’s not getting done at all.

“Quality over quantity” is in fact, very important in the long-run. I believe that.

However, as a beginner in the content creation world, I think it’s more important to…

“You become the 5 people you spend the most time with” — Jim Rohn

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Let me ask you: How old are the five people closest to you? If the majority of these people are around your age group, then it is time to find new friends.

I don’t say this to be harsh, but I say this because I know that if you’re in your 20s, and you opened up this article, you are probably seeking for opportunities to advance in life.

They say you are the sum of the five people closest to you, so why aren’t more people in their 20s spending some of their time with people who they actually want…

I can attest that personality isn’t fixed


Online personality tests are popular these days. People want to justify why they are the way they are, and the Myers Briggs Personality Type Indicator test can do just that.

What makes the Mbti popular amongst all the other personality tests is, the results can be scarily accurate!

The first time I took the Mbti test was sometime during freshman year of college. My result came out to be INFJ. This was six or seven years ago.

In between then and now, I’ve taken the test another four times. Every single time I took it, the result would be INFJ.

Lessons from a person who grew up having no confidence.

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I used to have this problem where I would set a goal for myself, and never achieve it. The lack of execution often led to feelings of guilt, shame, hopelessness, and being stuck.

At the outset of the goal, I would have the mentality of being “all in”. I knew what I wanted to achieve, and was a force to be reckoned with.

Nothing is going to get in my way from achieving this goal!!! Or so I thought.

It turns out that I was the one who was getting in the way of achieving my own goals.

Two weeks…

Experiencing the unknown

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In September 2019, I bought a one-way ticket to Thailand. At the time, I didn’t have anything planned out, and I wasn’t too sure when I’d return back to the states. I just trusted the process and took the plunge.

Writing this, I am sitting in the sunroom of my rented accommodation and looking out the window at the busy street of Jalak Indah in Bali. I find it hard to believe that I am here.

Apart from a few mosquito bites, I am in pretty great shape! …

A case study

Charles Gregory Gutierrez

o Owner/operator of The Daily Grind and Caruso’s Italian Restaurant

o Has been in the food industry for 42 years

o Started working at his aunt’s Dairy Queen when he was nine

The Challenge

Before buying Caruso’s Italian Restaurant, Gutierrez stressed about how Lavu, the POS system that was used for The Daily Grind, was hindering his business. “We were losing connectivity often and the customer service was pretty bad when we needed help with troubleshooting”, commented Gutierrez. After six months of using Lavu, Gutierrez was fed up and decided to try something new. The next POS, which is First Pay POS…

The unconventional secret to success.

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Sex transmutation is an essential topic for anyone who’s interested in their self-development, achievement, psychological maturity, and spiritual growth. Although unconventional, sex transmutation has proven to be the secret to success.

Sex transmutation has been referenced in ancient practices, such as Tantric, yoga, and Taoism.

However, it is often discovered from the classic book, Think and Grow Rich, where Napolean Hill talks about the steps one must take to attain prosperity. One of those steps being, The Mystery of Sex Transmutation. In Hill’s words on sex transmutation:

Sex transmutation is simple and easily explained. It means the switching of the…

Turns out, your chances of success are higher when you have to report to someone about your goals and progress.

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In late September, my friend, Michael and I came up with this brilliant idea that will shape our habits for the better, and encourage us to be more productive. This brilliant idea was to hold each other accountable on a daily basis.

Turns out, your chances of success are higher when you have to report to someone about your goals and progress. You’re more likely to lie and let yourself down than to do that to someone you respect.

When performance is measured, performance improves. When performance is measured and reported, the rate of improvement accelerates.

— Thomas Monson, American…

As it turns out, relationships need strategy just like businesses do.

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When you enter a relationship with someone, you take the risk of it failing. All relationships have a 50% chance of succeeding or failing and that is because each partner has to contribute their part to the relationship. When one person backs down, the entire relationship is on edge.

You can’t save a relationship unless both people are equally invested. It takes a joint effort to make it work. One person trying will never be enough.

— Tony Gaskins, author & life coach

While the idea of having someone whom you can share this microscopic sliver of space on the…

A guide to a blank slate in life.

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Sometimes, the answer to a fresh beginning is to go somewhere else, whether that be temporary or permanently. In just a short month, I will be leaving to Southeast Asia on my own. My first destination will be Chiang Mai, the luscious northern city of Thailand.

My intention for going to Thailand is primarily to network with other digital nomads as I’ve been told that Chiang Mai is home to thousands of them. The elephants are a plus.

After a month of being in Chiang Mai, I will migrate over to Bali, Indonesia where I plan to continue networking. Along…

Vyna Nguyen

Writer, traveler, and self-improvement nerd.

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