The Daunting Pursuit of Self-Transformation Prologue Hello reader, I hope all is well with you in your life. My name is Alex Weber. I’m an architect, designer, and entrepreneur living in Boston, MA, and... I suffer from mental health issues on almost a daily basis. Anxiety, depression, fear and anger; they’ve all plagued me in some form or another throughout my young adult life. I’m definitely not crazy, and I never have been although some days it has felt like it. But, I do admit that I am deeply flawed like almost every other human being that’s been fortunate [...]
Happiness vs. Growth In this video, I share a framework that guides you into distinguishing between happiness in growth. 1. Bring your expectation of happiness back to baseline 2. Be present in the moment and fight to free yourself from unnecessary distraction. 3. Happiness =/= Growth The basic idea is that when you set your expectations for what makes you happy to be minimal, you give yourself the ability to shift into growth mode.
Jimi Hendrix- One of the greatest Artists of all time. I thought about art today and how it moves you. You know, music, poetry, movies, paintings, plays, books, etc. And, I was wondering what makes something truly magnificent. Most of our lives, we're so busy chasing sensations that we neglect our truths. When you spend so much time trying to fabricate something into more than what it really is, you're not creating anything meaningful. When you try to make something funnier than it really is, or sadder than it really is, or "deeper" than it really is, you [...]
Dreams, Gravity, and the Infinite Progression Towards Simplicity: An Understanding of Fearlessness in the face of Change
Tweet I am convinced now that gravity affects not just our bodies but also our dreams. Since the dawn of civilization, it has been mankind's greatest ambition to take domain over its kingdom. We have always wanted to understand everything about the universe: - "What started all of this?" - "What's existence?" - "What's death?" - "Who am I?" - "What is the meaning of life?" - "How can we make life simpler?" The ability to question, to reason, is what separated man from all other forms of existence; and it is through questioning and reasoning alone that man has [...]
Tweet I thought this was the most amazing thing I had seen all day. It was just this one quiet moment when my train was passing by that I saw a man on the opposite tracks. He was wearing a business suit; he was was sitting down, bent over, hands folded, with his head gazing off into the distance. He had a backpack filled with his belongings. It seemed as though he had prepared to meet his maker. I don't know what really caught me so off guard when I fell witness to such a scene. I [...]
In order to leave your mark on society, you have to realize that you are alone. You will find strength in your solitude.
Tweet Introduction So, you can't find the right guy, huh? People say you're pretty, but you feel ugly as hell, right? You were only a few pounds away from your "perfect weight", so you decided to burn it off. And once you burned it off, you found yourself lonelier than ever. Ladies and gentlemen, this post is for the gorgeous women out there. Fat chicks get too much attention, anyway. Plain and simple: HOTNESS SCARES MEN AWAY. The Syndrome It's a strange situation we've got here. Generally speaking, every woman wants to be gorgeous. But, does being gorgeous come with [...]
Tweet Introduction: There are so many choices we could make in our lives, and the abundance of choices makes it very difficult for us to decide what path we should take. Most of us quit before we even find that answer because the search is far too difficult. Choice, itself, is a great luxury. We live in times in which choice is commonly available to nearly everybody on cface of the planet. We simply do not have to be tied to serfdom and assigned identities any longer. So, how do we find fulfilling, lasting, wonderful success in life? Keep reading. [...]
Tweet Introduction Your life will pass you by, and moments will be measured in blinks. What matters most is how you spend this time. Live a life filled with goals. I'm sure you have quite a few, but how can you stay consistent with your ambitions? One of the greatest things you can do in your life is to hire a coach. If you can't do that, then stay connected with a friend, and you both can hold each other accountable. Assess Your Goals Figure out what you want for your life. If you need help in this area, check [...]
Tweet Introduction: WELCOME BACK! I'm sorry for the dissonance. I had to take time and prioritize my life. School started, and I needed to readjust my schedule in order to make some huge changes. But, I'm back, and I'm fresher than ever. Listen, we've talked about "dying" already. You already know that there is a limited amount of time you will have on this earth. Most of us take this time for granted. Naturally, people tend to be lazy because they feel as though there is all the time in the world. If you examine the story of Fyodor Dostoyevsky, [...]