What Tourette’s Taught Me About Life

Tourette's Syndrome

With each minute, my anxiety grew.

“Please don’t do this. Not now,” I silently pleaded with my body.

Then, within seconds, the moment I had long feared came. I let out a primal grunt and forcefully slammed my head into my laptop.

Tisha, my girlfriend at the time, stared at me — stunned.

“Kevin, are you okay?” she asked, with a look of genuine concern.

Why We Procrastinate

 

why we procrastinate

Photo Credit: Joseph Aaron

When it comes to things that truly matter, many of us don’t procrastinate because we’re lazy. We procrastinate because we’re afraid. 

We’re afraid to experience the human element. It’s easier to spend time on things that don’t require much thought than risk doing something that might result in loneliness, despair, frustration, or perhaps the scariest of all — failure.

5 Tips You Can Use Today To Be a Social Badass

6 Tips You Can Use Today To Be a Social Badass

Wanna be a social badass? It’s easier than you think. Here are five tips to get you started:

1. Compliment someone’s behavior. People have a tendency to be so wrapped up in themselves. This kind of egocentricity is natural, but it won’t help you stand out. Make someone feel good about themselves today and give them a thoughtful compliment. Remember though, it’s easy to comment on physical features. It takes extra effort to notice someone’s behavior. Check out the differences in these two examples:

Stop Looking For Jobs You Don’t Really Want

 

Stop Looking For Jobs You Don't Really Want

If you have a job, there’s a good chance you went through an interview to get it. And in that interview, there’s a great chance you lied to your employer.

Maybe not about anything big – like your qualifications, or how long you worked at your last job — but it’s likely that you lied about something far more important: why you wanted the job in the first place.

The fact is, most of us don’t want jobs, we need them to survive. Candidates are forced to put on a suit and a smile so they can justify to their potential employer why they should be chosen, a process that ultimately comes down to one question: How well can you act?

June Wrap-Up

Me and Rachel

Rachel and I at my sister’s wedding on June 14th

I couldn’t be more excited about how this month turned out for People Passionate. It’s amazing to me that less than a year ago I decided to start this blog, with not a clue in the world that I would end up leaving my full-time job to pursue it. The amount of things I’ve learned along the way — social media marketing, copywriting, editing, advertising, writing query letters, opening up your own online store — is just a testament to the value of self-education.

How To Make Things Happen In Your Life

How To Make Things Happen In Your Life

Too many people spend their lives counting down the days until the weekend so they can bask in their temporary reprieve. Then it’s right back on the hamster wheel.

Some live their lives in comfortable ignorance, unaware of their true potential. They have it good; you can’t agonize over anything you don’t value. But then there are those who know better, that feel like life is passing them by because they have so much to offer. Plagued by the fact that all of their creative energy is going to waste, they are tortured souls.

If this is you, I have good news: You can change that.

What Do You Need Help With?

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What Do You Need Help With?

Since I started People Passionate last year, readers and listeners just like you have given me some amazing feedback on the content I’ve published. It’s been an amazing journey. But as rewarding as it is to think of a topic I’m passionate about and start writing, I realized that this method sometimes feels like throwing darts at a dartboard — while blindfolded. It’s challenging enough delivering exactly what you want, but sometimes I feel like I’m off by a mile.