The Art of The Hustle

Today’s culture is saturated with articles, clever memes, and podcasts that idolize terms like “grind” and “hustle.”

Personally, I believe that assuming the responsibility to work hard for your dreams is one of the key elements of success, but at the same time, it’s equally important that we understand how to work, why we are doing the work, and what price we’re paying for the time and energy we invest in the work we do.

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Free Guide: The Definitive Guide to Blog Niches

Hey guys,

A new day, a new free download.

This week is going to be insane in terms of releases, updates, free stuff, and more.

Yesterday we released the Novice Blogger’s Growth Kit, today we’re sharing with you another invaluable resource in any blogger’s arsenal:

The Definitive Guide to Blog Niches

Finding a great niche is one of the first steps you must take as a blogger. That’s why it’s important to get it right. Everything you do online depends on locating a topic that actually has the potential of becoming the gathering spot for a tribe of enthusiasts.

Unfortunately, the vast majority of bloggers waste years and years struggling to figure out a niche, or trying to stick to the wrong niche, or even coming up with a topic they’re insanely passionate about.

But what about being profitable? What about monetizing your blog?

Get your niche wrong, and you will never get a chance to earn even a bit of side-income from your blog. Get your niche wrong, and you’ll be the number one authority in a niche of just one, wasting most of your precious time trying to engage people who don’t want to read your content.

Fortunately, The Definitive Guide to Blog Niches is the blueprint that proves how easy and fun it can be to research a blog niche. Really, it’s a simple process that anyone can do – even if you are just now starting your first blog.


Get access to the guide by clicking this link here.

25 Books Every Blogger Should Read

Oscar Wilde once said that, “Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.”

There’s a lot of truth in that statement, and I do strenuously believe that we must experience blogging ourselves, try and fail and develop our own frameworks and strategies, but at the same time we must understand that someone else’s rules can also help us on our journey.

There are no maps to guide us, but some of these books may point you in the right direction.

New: Practical Philosophy

What can a six-time Olympic champion wrestler that lived over two millennia ago can teach us about progress? What can the richest Stoic philosopher teach us about time management? What can Alexander the Great’s meeting with a philosopher teach us about conquering the world? What can a photograph snapped millions of miles away from Earth teach us about the fragility of our own existence?

Bestselling author Cristian Mihai journeys broadly, discussing habit building, success, time-management, and responsibility, distilling philosophical concepts into 18 practical frameworks for living a good life. 

Practical Philosophy shatters the myth that philosophy is nothing more than a favorite pastime of intellectuals, void of any practicality while transforming the mindset of its readers.


Hey guys,

I decided to compile 18 of my favorite essays into a book that provides clear, actionable philosophical advice.

If you’ve enjoyed the kind of articles I used to publish on this blog, then this book is surely your cup of tea… if you’ve found that the concepts I discuss challenge your perception of reality, then this book is surely your shot of whisky.

If you’re interested, you can grab your e-copy from my e-store here.

Instead of Killing Myself, I Wrote a Story

The very surreal feeling of wanting to end your life, especially in the loud chaos of a bustling city — a city with people and lights and billboards and cars chasing one another all day and night, headed for nowhere in particular.

The burning sensation that crawls up and down your skin as you contemplate not having to hold the world on your shoulders anymore.

The chaos, the commotion, all these perfect strangers. Motion, commotion. Emotion.

I wanted to kill myself, but instead, I sat down to write:

I keep a small revolver tucked under my pillow. Every morning, I wake up and grab the little device and turn it on all sides. I inspect it as if its power of destruction could be easily comprehended.

Sometimes I press the barrel to my right temple. My index finger curled around the trigger, I close my eyes and count to ten. Of course, the gun’s never loaded.

Nevertheless, it makes you think.

You see, this is the only power we have. True freedom, as I like to say, comes from the realization that you can kill yourself any time you want.

Sunlight slipping through the heavy curtains, casting red dots on the walls, I can feel my blood boiling inside my body. My heart beats like a fist inside my chest; the metallic coolness of the gun infects my skin.

Loaded or not, it doesn’t matter.

I’m ready to pull the trigger. I want to see God and ask Him a million questions. I press the gun to my chest and take a deep breath. “This is not my life.”

We all die and there’s nothing terrifying or great about it.

“This isn’t a life worth living.”

The gun pressed hard against my chest, right where the heart should be, I pull the trigger. That’s when I can open my eyes. That’s when I can smile. When I can feel alive just because I could’ve and yet I didn’t.

Every morning I wake up and die.

“True freedom, as I like to say, comes from the realization that you can kill yourself any time you want.”

My character’s name was Paul. A painter. An artist. The burden of his own creative genius, the pain of ideas and dreams and hopes turning to rust and stardust.

That’s why I called this story, Dream City. We often forget that nightmares are dreams too.

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