Archive by Author : Steve

How War, Drugs, And PTSD Led To My Freedom

This is a guest submission from Akshay Nanavati from Less than 2 miles to go and the heat cramps began to spread beyond my legs. I could barely walk anymore. Running was no longer an option. With the sun beating down on me, I could only stagger my way to the end. I knew […]

The Struggle Within

For years I have been telling you the same thing. That my goal is to help people who are currently in the grind I was in for 10 long years. And that’s feeling trapped in a job, relationship, or life you are unhappy with. And in order for me to be able to truly help […]

When Your Head’s Up Your Ass You’ll Probably Never Like The View

This is a guest submission from Peter Mis from LivingHalf How did I end my grind? I took my head out of my ass. Amazing what I was now able to see. How The Hell Did I End Up Here? I spend my days in a box. Inside this 42 square foot box is […]

The Good Will Hunting Guide To Online Success

Good Will Hunting has been my favorite movie for years. I’ve probably watched it more than 20 times and know the lines inside out. Its inspired me many times and because I grew up not that far from where the movie takes place, I can really identify with it. I haven’t written this type of […]

What I Learned From Screwing My Comfort Zone

This is a guest submission from Jill Stanton from An incredibly smart man by the name of Stan Dale once said, “Comfort zones are plush lined coffins. When you stay in your plush lined coffin, you die.” Okay, so it’s a little morbid, but damn was he on to something and sadly, it was […]

Forget Have A Nice Day, Have A Nice NOW!

I’m writing this post at 10:04 pm sitting 10 feet from the ocean in Duck Beach North Carolina. It’s a moonless night and nothing but the sound of the waves can be heard. The temperature is perfect and there is a slight cool breeze blowing. The conditions are literally perfect and it’s so peaceful on […]

Get Ready To Wake The Fuck Up

As I walked through the doors to the bar, my head hung low from another painfully long day at the office, I glanced up to see an old friend sitting there with a big smile. The truth was that I really didn’t want to be out having a beer. All I really wanted was to […]

The Life And Times Of A Card Carrying Underachiever

This is a guest submission from Sabra Kay Before you read her post, I wanted to share the email I got from Sabra after she sent me this post. I really admire her willingness to put herself out there for all to see. “I pretty much let loose with all of it, so I am […]

You Can Do It, Put Your Ass Into It

Yea, just like the Ice Cube song, you CAN do it if you put your ass into it. Although the song is definitely not about building a business or pursuing your passions (unless your passion is getting laid), it’s a great metaphor for going after what you love. Think YOU Have No Confidence? I graduated […]

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Being Rejected Sucks, But It Changed My Life

This is a guest submission from Stephen Guise from Have you ever been told—directly or indirectly—that you’re not good enough? I have, and here’s how it changed me. Summer of 2010 brought sweet freedom in the form of a completed college degree in Finance. And after two decades of school, I was finally free […]