The Site Direction and What’s New

It's been a while since I've posted anything. To spare you one of my personally most hated words (busy), I have been focusing my attention elsewhere lately. Specifically on writing fitness/bodybuilding articles and YouTube scripts for several sites. Still, no excuse. Recently, however, I've combined both of my sites into this one. BradJournals.com has now … Continue reading The Site Direction and What’s New

This One Word is How I Live My Life

Reading self-help/improvement books, articles, and posts can be a job within itself. Everyone is professing their step plans, concepts, and bullet points to follow with feverish dedication. It's a bit overwhelming, to say the least. What's more, and much more important, is the seemingly insurmountable act of putting these principles and tips into action. We … Continue reading This One Word is How I Live My Life

The Challenges of Clarity, Focus, Simplicity, and Minimalism

I'm finding myself at a place that I often visit from time to time. A time in my life when I feel the excess coming on and have the instinctual push to find more clarity, focus, and simplicity. The principle of minimalism comes to mind, but I believe that minimalism is only a subsection of … Continue reading The Challenges of Clarity, Focus, Simplicity, and Minimalism

How I’m Reducing Stress and Distraction and Improving Focus and Calm

How does one improve their ability to focus and create more calm in their lives? I'm sure you've seen this question addressed a time or two through the endless content available. Between self-help books, blog posts, videos, podcasts, etc. you've come across solutions in some form or another. My personal solution is to be present. … Continue reading How I’m Reducing Stress and Distraction and Improving Focus and Calm

Why I Don’t Use Social Media for Freelancing

One of the "golden rules" of freelancing and anything related to contract work or entrepreneurship is that you must utilize social media to its fullest extent. A quick Google search will quickly pull up a quaint billion or so results on algorithm hacks, marketing tricks, and best practices on how to game the system, get … Continue reading Why I Don’t Use Social Media for Freelancing

How the Push for More Negativity Has the Opposite Effect

The state of current affairs is pretty intense, to put it mildly. Conversations, social media, politics, and the news are all intensely set on the new seemingly daily stresses of our everyday lives. It's the topics of choice that everyone talks about everywhere you go. It's near impossible to get away. In response, we become … Continue reading How the Push for More Negativity Has the Opposite Effect