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
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
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 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
If you're anything like the rest of the world you turn to self-help content for answers on how to change your life. You scour books, blog posts, and videos in hopes to find that one nugget that will finally change it all. That one little thing or secret you've been missing to shift your world … Continue reading How to Instantly Change Your Life
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
Have you watched The Social Dilemma on Netflix? Do you think it will change our perspective on how we use and view technology? Have you changed any usage habits of your own? I viewed the documentary a bit differently than most. As a follower of the Center for Humane Technology for a while now and … Continue reading Will The Social Dilemma Make a Difference?
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
Looking at numerous social media feeds, bookshelves, and podcasts you can't help but see a plethora of hustle culture, which I like to call hustle porn. Hustling, crushing it, killing it, or whatever cool and catchy phrase you want to use is prevalent throughout our present-day culture. Once reserved for sports or the military you're … Continue reading Are You Addicted to the Hustle?
In another post I talked about what's wrong with the self-improvement media industry and gave a rebuttal in the form of one word: action. Here I want to share a little about the cycle of self-help and how the real world can truly help us. A few days ago I came across a podcast excerpt … Continue reading Self-Help Media Versus the Real World