7 Reasons To Start a Blog

When I first started blogging, I had no idea how much it would help in my relentless quest for self-improvement. In little time, it helped me gain clarity on what I want out of life. Blogging has proved enough benefit that I am finally a believer. I think everyone should have a blog.

Start a blog.Share your wisdom.

To start a blog, you don’t need to be a writer, you don’t need be computer savvy, and you don’t even need to know what you want to say. In fact, most people who blog are none of the above.

The One Book You Must Read

I’m on my second reading of one of the most influential books of all time and it is exceeding my expectations again. When I read a book, I want to be inspired, motivated, or taught something useful. This book gets five stars in all of the above. (Skip the speech and jump to the book.)

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First published in 1936, this book has been foundational to the success of more than 15 million people worldwide. A diploma from one of the author’s courses even hangs are Warren Buffet’s wall (see the article in Time).

Decision Makers Make More Money

Hi, I’m Russell. I’m a recovering perfectionist. I hold an extreme value on quality work. On doing things the right way. But I also realize that I’ll never get it perfect, and that the only way I’ll improve is by experience, which requires execution. And furthermore, I realize that while quality work is important, the ability to make decisions is even more valuable.

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Several years ago I put out my first (and only) solo album. It took me four painstaking years to write, record, edit, mix, and master. I am very, very proud of that album. But if I could reach back in time to my younger self, I would tell myself the first year in, “It’s good enough, you’re next one will be better.”

Stop Debating and Change the World

Every minute you spend trying to change someone’s mind you lose six minutes that could change the world.

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We all know that people don’t change. You can only convince someone of what they already know to be true but have not yet acknowledged. If they already have it in them, they’ll eventually find it on their own if it is important enough (and the strongest truths are those we find ourselves). And if they don’t, then at best you’re eventually going to “agree to disagree.” So trying to change people serves no purpose either way.