Watch HERE Hello, fellow peoples of the interwebs! Welcome to Episode 0 of the “Life Coaching with Ryan” Book Club! In this quick-isode, I’ll lay out the plan for the book club in general, and talk specifically about how I’m going to approach the first book in the series. A few items of note: The… Continue reading Book Club – Ep. 0 (Willpower Instinct, Intro)
Hello, Frameshifters. I’m challenging myself to write more. Welcome to my first #postaday post! I perused a couple threads and fell on what I think is a fitting topic, an amalgam of entries for this new challenge: self-esteem. Let’s start with the basics. self-esteem (n): confidence in one's own worth or abilities; the esteem in… Continue reading Self-esteem and Satisfaction (What is substandard?)
I have no idea what purpose this post will serve, but I'm writing it anyway. I am exhausted. Flat out, running on fumes, people looking at me saying, “Ryan, are you OK?” exhausted. The wax from the candle is pooling on both sides of me and I'm wondering, “How long is this f#(&ing candle?!” I… Continue reading Exhausted
It's better that you just accept it now -- you're not a nice person. You constantly judge people, are myopic in your approach to situations, and regularly see yourself as a victim. Just admit it -- you're an asshole. I had a great conversation with my students on Monday around Pathos and “Good Enough” responsibility.… Continue reading Spiritual Truth: You’re an Asshole
meme (n): an idea, behavior, style, or usage that spreads from person to person within a culture; a unit of cultural transmission adapted from Wikipedia and Merriam-Webster Coined by Richard Dawkins in his book The Selfish Gene, “meme” has itself become a meme, rapidly spreading through internet culture. One fascinating trait of a meme is… Continue reading Have You Meme-ified Your Life?
It has been a fascinating last 48 hours. Yesterday, I turned 38. Thirty-eight. Three decades plus eight years. Nearly forty. Four zero. Forty. Now, normally I wouldn’t say this is a big deal -- in the past, whenever people asked me, “It’s your birthday! How do you feel?” I would always say, “One day older,”… Continue reading Aren’t I Too Young to Have a Mid-life Crisis?
I wrote this note for future consideration a little over a week ago. Here’s a lesson I learned from a young age: If you feel weird, if you feel different, GOOD. Embrace it. The world has enough normal. It does you no good, and the world no good, for you to be anything but yourself. And… Continue reading We’re All Freaks