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Life is precious and we only get one shot at it. Nevertheless, a lot of people spend their life merely passing the time rather than making the most of the short time they have left.

Young people are especially guilty of this — we are in the springtime of our…


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You will regret spending time on things that didn’t matter

Most people who click on my articles are dissatisfied with their life in some way. Makes sense. You wouldn’t be reading self-help articles if you didn’t think your life could be better, after all. …


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Relationships take two and he isn’t willing to do the work

“How can I be reasonable? To me our love was everything and you were my whole life. It is not very pleasant to realize that to you it was only an episode.”
W. Somerset Maugham, The Painted Veil

I know you wanted this relationship to be your last.

Breaking…


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Life-changing insights always take the longest to arrive

“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”
E.E. Cummings

Do you think your life is terrible because other people made it terrible? Do you think your terrible life is your fault and yours alone? …


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Medium Enhanced Stats changes the way I think about marketing Medium stories

A short article today because I wanted to share with you something awesome I found a few months ago that’s changed the way my stats page looks. The chrome extension Medium Enhanced Stats.

It’s not an understatement to say this extension changes the way I think about article performance. Medium…


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Amazon Kindle is a huge, profitable market with low barriers to entry

Online writing gurus always talk about how important it is to diversify your income. One great way to diversify your income is to self-publish books on Amazon. There is a huge marketplace with millions of readers eager to try out your books.

Publishing a book used to be (and for…


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You can’t waste time scrolling if there’s nothing to scroll

I’m an unusual person. I own a smartphone and sleep with it next to me in bed every night… but I never waste time scrolling on my phone.

I never wake up and piss away half an hour playing on my phone. I never accidentally keep myself awake at night…


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The short answer: Write another article

You publish your article, and a day later, next to no one has viewed it. Every Medium writer knows this pain, from the greenest newbie to the most seasoned veteran. Every writer has articles that bomb.

What to do when this happens?

Step #1: Find Out If There Is a Reason

Sometimes an article bombs because something is wrong…


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Many people were traumatized, but honestly? Not me.

My life before coronavirus looked like this:

During the day, I worked from home on my blogging business. This involved a lot of writing alone, a lot of reading alone, and a lot of working on the computer alone. My free time was also spent at home, reading books and…


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Believing these dangerous cliches can ruin your love life

What makes relationships work (and what destroys them) is a topic research psychologists and clinical therapists have been studying for a few decades now. There have been many important findings.

But for some reason, most of us don’t get our education about relationships from the authorities. We get it from…

Megan Holstein

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