The artist vs the businessperson, where do you stand?

Is it shallow to go after riches instead of honing your craft?

Last weekend I got together with a friend to catch up over sushi. Between fumbling with the chopsticks, we got into a huge life discussion and I would love your input on the topic.

MVP – Most valuable podcasts

The biggest and best podcasts in the game for the biggest impact

Alex and I live a little way out of the major city of Kingston. When we bought the house initially we wanted a couple things: Somewhere quiet: check. A big enough yard for kids someday: check. A relatively crime-free community: check. One item we never realized would have been a huge issue: a short commute.

Motivation sucks! Or does it?

Motivation is the spark, the habit is the gasoline.... BOOM!

In the past, I’ve been a huge supporter of the “Motivation sucks” movement. Whenever I was introduced on stage as a motivational speaker I would step out and quite smugly proceed to tell the world “I am not a motivational speaker, motivation doesn’t last, and if you wait until you are motivated, you’ll hardly get anything done!”

3 Simple Ways to Beat Procrastination

3 Simple Ways to Beat Procrastination | Amazing Gains

My name is Paul and I’m a procrastinator. Unless you’re some kind of enlightened guru, you’ve had to deal with the procrastination monster in at least one area of your life. You know what it’s like. Case in point: Around the time I got started with Amazing Gains I kept putting off setting up my website for months. Then one …

Why You Should Go Off the Deep End This Weekend

Overcoming Overwhelm in Your Online Business

Overcoming Overwhelm in Your Online Business | Amazing Gains

Last weekend my wife and I went completely off the deep end. It all started on Saturday with us crawling out of bed after more decent people would have been eating their lunch. Actually, because of the 36°C weather, it was more like peeling ourselves off the bed. Despite the late start, we headed out for groceries straightaway. Well… the …

Cry Your Eyes Out & Chill

Starting the Journey of Self-Discovery

Starting the Journey of Self-Discovery | Amazing Gains

Last week I had the pleasure of crying my eyes out (Alex hates when I use this phrase) to a show on Netflix. I’m a weirdo when it comes to challenges. No matter what, if you challenge me to something, I’m going to dedicate my life to being the winner. The other day, some of the folks I work with …

Brain Swimming and Creating Reality

Creating Your Reality | Amazing Gains

“This makes no sense to me”. “I don’t understand it and I can’t do it”. I started going to swimming classes last summer. I was fed up with living on an island and not knowing how to swim. After years of being thrown into pools by my maniac friends, I built up quite a fear of the deep end. This …