I didn’t do it. So you’re going to do it for me. Said the crazy tennis parent to their child.    Crazy Tennis Parent Syndrome is real and affects at least 1 in every 5 parents of above average tennis players.  The illness, which has no known cure, tends to emerge most noticeably in parents when children reach the ages of around nine-to-ten years old.    It manifests itself in consistent and belligerent verbal abuse whilst spectating the tennis matches of their young children. Arguing with prepubescent children over line calls is also quite common.    In extreme cases, sufferers of Crazy Tennis Parent Syndrome make exorbitant investments

The following doubts struck me from a book called Art and Fear by David Bayles and Ted Orland.    I felt compelled to relay them on, as a true idea worth sharing, because they indicate how normal we all are for having these doubts.    My hope is that by identifying with this list, you’ll see that these doubts are not an obstacle to your next great act - you have no excuse, because the people who have done things have had these doubts as well.    Note - the words ‘art’ and ‘artist’ I see as being interchangeable with whatever your creative speciality is -

One of my little mantras you know is start terribly, fail and learn fast.    I was listening to the Tim Ferriss show once and one of the guests noted they had “The Adventures of Luke Starkiller” written on their desk above where they worked for inspiration.    This guest explained that this was the first title for the cultural phenomenon that debuted in 1977 and became globally known as George Lucas’ Star Wars. Only it didn’t start out as a masterpiece.    The Adventures of Luke Starkiller was apparently a ridiculous and laughable early draft. Yet, the way the editing process works, is that Lucas

Dear Reader,    If this is your first time reading - hello! How are you?    If you’ve been here often, welcome back! Thanks for sticking with me so far.    I thought today I should make a point about all this writing that may not be so obvious from your seat.    From my end though, I would like to share a little point. You see, the blog appears to be all about me trying to teach things, spread things, propose things or put things forward.    Did you ever consider that, in fact, a powerful reason for the blog is to help my own learning?   Indeed, it’s true.    Writing about

As Jordan B. Peterson says, each of us is connected to somewhere around a thousand people.  Maybe a little less. Maybe a little more.    That’s pretty good, maybe not incredible, but pretty good.  But each of those people is probably connected to a thousand people as well, and now the math gets very impressive, because a thousand times a thousand is a million.    That’s significant. Then what about your third degree connections? A billion.  If what you’re doing is incredible, then reaching some of those people is free.    What are the chances that the next person you need is buried somewhere in those obscure connections?  How can

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaZzSXMUj4Q The Podcast Episode, Here!   Here’s the thing about wanting more. The act of wanting more implies that you already have some.    SO… Why isn’t some enough?    Some money is better than no money, but some money might be better than more money. Isn’t that interesting?  Why do investment and fund managers need to squeeze every percent of growth possible? So they can win more business, and have more themselves?   And, if you have already built ten buildings, why do you want to build twenty?  We’re obsessed with growth, of continually aspiring for more. Why?   Alternatives to wanting more: Wanting less Having enough Doing more.    These ideas tie heavily to the

Why are New Year’s Resolutions a thing?   Loneliness, dissatisfaction and feelings that our lives are empty and disappointing are much more pronounced around the Christmas and New Year period.    Why is that so?    Answer: A powerful combination of factors causes us to be more reflective and pessimistic at this time. Today we’re going to explore and de-mystify these.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2gvXXsM8SQ Firstly, there’s the PAUSE.    Just like COVID-19, everything has slowed down at this time of year. People are not at work distracting themselves with ‘busyness’. They have time to think.    Then there’s the inevitable REFLECTION and REVIEW.    It’s like post-match analysis… the best time to reflect on a game

Welcome to the original publishing of  “Gillage - My Perfect Village” by Joe Wehbe.    The below will sound some combination of crazy, utopian, anarchic, naive, ‘airy-fairy’, and in the most painful sense, completely logical.    “Gillage” as we have affectionately come to call it, is a dream a few friends and I have of a better world - all starting from one communal village. This dream is a place where we can create what I call the ‘Thousand Doors System’ for everybody (where everyone embraces uncertainty and has limitless opportunity).     The reason for sharing Gillage with you is that I want you to be

This is the Pleasure Treadmill.  It’s where a lot of humans live because they don’t know any better.  We’re critically under-educated about our own happiness and sense of meaning.  And that’s being generous, because under-education implies that some education is already taking place, (and to be frank, I’m doubtful of that).   For podcast episodes on The Pleasure Treadmill see episodes #014-#015 of the With Joe Wehbe Podcast.  Youtube Episodes: #014 Homeostasis and #015 Pleasure vs. Fulfillment   Taking a depressed person to a rock concert If you take a depressed person to a rock concert, you’ll be sandwiching a brief episode of happiness with depression on either side.

  There’s a terrible myth that we’ve been conditioned on. Well really there’s several.  I’m referring mainly to this idea that, to get anywhere, we have to hustle at 100% intensity 24 hours a day and 7 days a week!   Consistency Over Intensity That can’t be right. Here’s Firas Zahabi on Joe Rogan talking about the importance of consistency over intensity The principle is simple. If you train today at 10/10 but are too sore to train for two days, that is an inferior return to training every day at 7/10.  Don’t forget as well, you’ll find it easier to train, work, create or whatever if

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