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.

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 a superstructure or sky rise … Read More


in Confidence, Self Mastery

What Happens When I Compare Myself to “Successful” People


Here are 13 reasons why you shouldn't compare yourself against the success of others. With your unique perspective, can you think of more? Share with us!

What? How? Whatever, man. I was listening to a podcast this morning (Ask Altucher) and the question James Altucher was answering was: “How much is my writing worth?” As the host read aloud the details, it turned out this guy had started writing because that’s what he really wanted to do, and people had liked it more than he expected, … Read More


in Art of Personal Development, Empowerment, Self Mastery

How to Tell a Great Story


Knowing how to tell a great story is something everyone can learn to do. Here's how to harness your inner storyteller and be the life of any conversation!

Everyone has a storyteller inside them, and everyone has a story to tell. James Joyce once said he never met an uninteresting person. The difference between people who seem interesting and people who don’t is their ability to turn their experiences into compelling stories — which is why we make storytelling such a big part of our bootcamps. It’s true … Read More


in Art of Personal Development, Self Mastery

Psychopaths, Sociopaths, and Idiots Part 4: Sociopath and Psychopath Removal and After Care


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The series I wrote on psychopaths, sociopaths, and idiots is some of the most popular stuff we’ve had on The Art of Charm’s blog recently. But guys wanted to know more, especially about how to get rid of psychopaths and sociopaths. So in this installment, I’m going to share some more key insights into removing these destructive characters from your … Read More


in Art of Personal Development, Self Mastery

Five Obstacles You Didn’t Know Were There


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Google phrases like “biggest obstacles” or “overcoming obstacles in life,” and what you’ll find is a lot of boilerplate that could have been written by the Advice-O-Matic 2000. You don’t need me to tell you that high levels of debt, toxic “friends” or a lack of mental endurance are major hurdles to personal growth. Still, you’ll find piece after piece … Read More


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