But I'm a nice guy

Written by: Jonathan
Nice guys finish last. One of the most common things I hear when guys come to me for relationship coaching is, "I'm a nice guy, why don't women want to date me?" This is usually when I ask them how honest they actually want me to be, and how serious they are about using what […]
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Patience is a Virtue

Written by: Jonathan
"Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet."  Jean-Jacques Rousseau In the time before bills, I loved getting mail. All through high school I had penpals from nearby schools, and most of them were people I met at debate tournaments. All of them were girls. Seeing an envelope with my name on it in a […]
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Strategic Hurdles

Written by: Jonathan
How do I protect myself from tire kickers, time wasters, and energy vampires? Strategic hurdles. Have you stumbled over a simple request before? You might have tripped over a strategic hurdle.
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Magic of Success

Written by: Jonathan
Magicians are in the business of creating experiences that are absolutely mind blowing. No matter how impossible it seems, however, tricks work by making use of natural principles of nature. If you look at people who are massively successful, it can seem like it happened as if by magic. They started a company and *POOF* they're […]
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Cross My Palm With Silver

Written by: Jonathan
Ever gotten great advice, but then didn't listen to it? Have you shared great insights with someone and then they completely ignore you? Why does that happen? It's good to know whether you're a coach, a client, or anyone else looking to make change. We look to the wisdom of the gypsies for answers.
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5 Mental Locks (& How to Pick Them)

Written by: Jonathan
Standard Social Narratives Disney cartoons. Romantic comedies. Books. Family upbringing. They’re all selling you a story about how things should be; I call it the standard social narrative. It’s a collection of assumptions about how you should be, how others should treat you, and so on. It’s baked so deeply into our culture that it’s […]
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Make Better Decisions

Written by: Jonathan
"I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it." Charles R. Swindoll Whether it's figuring out whether to take the job offer or not, who to date, where to go to school, or what to have for dinner, every day is full of choices. The quality […]
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Backfire Effect

Written by: Jonathan
"Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted." —Ralph Waldo Emerson What kind of an election is it when, every time a candidate is caught in an obnoxious lie, he gains votes rather than losing them? — Richard Dawkins (@RichardDawkins) October 2, 2016 In an ideal […]
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3 Ways to Make Money

Written by: Jonathan
These are the 3 best no-nonsense ways of making more money. No matter what idea you have for a business, chances are it will fit one of these models. I've used a combination of each of these over the years to great effect, and I look forward to hearing how you use them.
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Remember Anything

Written by: Jonathan
"Hi there! Great to meet you!" I said as I shook her hand. "We met 6 months ago." Ouch. Guess how well the rest of the meeting went? It's incredible what having a poor memory can cost you. The weird thing is, you rarely find out what forgetting something will cost you. In the example […]
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