Self Mastery

Create the best self imaginable

All great change begins with you. In this section, we discuss the thoughts, principles and behaviors that make up your life—from the habits that form your routine to the beliefs that shape your decisions. Here we explore the deeper foundations of productivity, empowerment and identity.

Becoming Friendly with Uncertainty - A Simple Approach to Managing Change, Instability, and Fear [Photo by Brett Florence]
Becoming Friendly with Uncertainty – A Simple Approach to Managing Change, Instability, and Fear

Uncertainty seems an unwelcome visitor, but what happens when we invite it in instead of trying to hide from it? Here’s what we stand to gain by revisiting our relationship with uncertainty. [Photo by Brett Florence] My life has been many things, but mostly it’s been an experiment. Outside of law school and Wall Street, which […]

10 Things I Learned from James Altucher about Minimalism, Failure, and Not Giving Advice
10 Things I Learned from James Altucher about Minimalism, Failure, and Not Giving Advice

James Altucher is an extraordinary man with extraordinary perspectives on everything from smart business to living a satisfying life — and how they intertwine. Here are 10 things he taught us on episode 540 of The Art of Charm. [Photo by Joao R] James Altucher’s appearance on episode 540 of The Art of Charm was […]

A Skeptical Look at Confirmation Bias
A Skeptical Look at Confirmation Bias

How powerful is confirmation bias? As skeptic Michael Shermer says: “It’s the mother of all biases.” In truth, we all believe in things we can’t prove. If you’re intelligent, well-educated, and good at pulling facts, you’re going to be even better at confirming your own beliefs than someone who’s less intelligent or well-educated. [Photo by […]

Building Confidence -- The Skyline of Life
Building Confidence — The Skyline of Life

Confidence, like a building, takes a lot of effort to develop, regular maintenance to keep it in good shape, but just a single blow to destroy it. Here’s how to ensure you’re nurturing — and not abandoning — your confidence to the elements. [Photo by gags9999] It can take months, years, even decades to build […]