January 5, 2018

The Best Books Of 2017

One of my goals for 2017 was to read more. To start small, I decided one book a month would be good. Twelve books — no biggie. Or was it?

In the end, I cracked open a total of thirteen books, but I only finished ten. I came in a little under my goal, but I'm happy that I increased the number from the prior year.

What was that number? Good question. I don't know because I didn't keep track in 2016, but it was definitely under ten. My gut tells me it was around 5. ­čś×

January 3, 2018

Why You're Going To Continue Not Doing What You Want

You've been thinking about a habit you're interested in starting. It's been awhile since you thought you'd pick it up, but you still haven't. Why?

Not starting carries more power than you know. You aren't going to start because the power of not doing something is stronger than your willpower to pick up that new habit, skill or hobby.

The longer you don't do something the easier it is to continue not doing. Simple as that.

November 4, 2016

3 Simple Ways You Can Be Less Gringo (And More Brazilian)

We need to face this reality hard and fast. We are gringos.

If you already understand that this word is used in Brazil much different than other parts of Latin America, you are ready to take the next step.

June 15, 2016

How to Extend Your Time In Brazil

So, you are liking your life in Brazil and you've decided to stick around.

I support that, but what about all the red tape? What about all the hoop jumping? If you're not in the position of having your school handle this process, lucky for you, I've been there and want it to be as easy as possible for you.

April 1, 2016

Why Failing Sucks, and What to Do About It

A short while ago, I noticed this pattern that I have. To say the least, it was less than glamorous. More specifically, it made me feel pretty shitty.

As a person who is REALLY hard on himself, I can get into some deep self loathing when I realize that I have a bad habit, have been doing something wrong, or have some kind of screw up.