Why “Fake It ’Til You Make It” Doesn’t Work

Why “Fake It ’Til You Make It” Doesn’t Work

Posted by on Mar 9, 2016 in Life Advice | One Comment

You can’t fake it to make it. It just doesn’t work that way. For example, I wouldn’t be able to call myself an amazing accountant. I don’t have a portfolio. I don’t have testimonials. I’m not that good at math. I got a B in accounting class at a community college (which may as well…

How Do I Overcome the Belief That I Have to Be a Millionaire/Billionaire to Enjoy Life?

How Do I Overcome the Belief That I Have to Be a Millionaire/Billionaire to Enjoy Life?

Posted by on Mar 7, 2016 in Life Advice | No Comments

There is something called the novelty effect. It’s when you get something new. It is fun. It is exciting. After some time, those feelings fade away. It either becomes a thing you use as a tool or disregard and toss out your life. After experiencing this with a few things, whether it be a fancy…

I’m a Teenager with Depression. What Should I Do?

I’m a Teenager with Depression. What Should I Do?

Posted by on Mar 1, 2016 in Life Advice | No Comments

Someone on Quora asked: I’m 17. I used to have everything. My parents lost it all. Now I’m depressed and I find it hard to leave my bed everyday because I have anxiety attacks in bathrooms. What should I do? This was my response: Most people, when they get older and make major decisions with…

How Can I Get Better at Programming?

How Can I Get Better at Programming?

Posted by on Feb 22, 2016 in Life Advice | No Comments

Recently, I spoke at Cal Poly Pomona to kickstart their Hackathon, Hackpoly 2015: Hackpoly 2015 Keynote Speech – Your Roadmap to Success I shared my personal story then covered these key points as the basis on how to become a better programmer: 1. Consistent and Neverending Improvement. The first thing to do would be to start…

How Do I Get Better at Socializing?

How Do I Get Better at Socializing?

Posted by on Feb 15, 2016 in Life Advice | No Comments

If you want to be good at socializing, you need as much useless knowledge you can gather. Current events. Sports statistics. Food recommendations. Celebrity gossip. What is going on in politics. Random facts. etc. After you have this information, you need to go to where people meet and congregate. After you’re there, you need to…

How Do You Avoid Answering the Question “Are You Rich?”

How Do You Avoid Answering the Question “Are You Rich?”

Posted by on Feb 12, 2016 in Life Advice | No Comments

My friend Holly Ridings once said, “Did you know that if you have a fridge in your own home, that you’re richer than 75% of the world?” I said, “Whoa, no way!” She said, “Yeah, look it up!” So I did. Now if people ask me if I’m rich, I say this: “Yes, I’m richer…

Your Game Plan to Becoming a Better Version of Yourself

Your Game Plan to Becoming a Better Version of Yourself

Posted by on Feb 9, 2016 in Life Advice | No Comments

Once you stop growing, that is when you start dying. Each day, you either become an improved version of yourself, or you take steps backwards and regress to a prior state. We don’t really see these changes throughout each day we live. Instead, we notice subtleties within weeks, change within months and results within years….

What’s the Best Way to Give Constructive Criticism?

What’s the Best Way to Give Constructive Criticism?

Posted by on Jan 29, 2016 in Life Advice | No Comments

The first thing to do would be to make sure you do it in a private setting. Doing things in public can always create unforeseen circumstances that will not be pleasant for anyone. E.G. Embarrassment, causing a scene, losing trust, etc. The second thing to do would be to sit down with the person and…

How Do I Drive a Car While I Am Drunk?

How Do I Drive a Car While I Am Drunk?

Posted by on Jan 19, 2016 in Life Advice | No Comments

Well, here’s the thing. If you get in the front seat of your car and start it while you’re wasted, you can get arrested for 24 hours or longer and issued a DUI. Even if your car doesn’t move. Now if you do start moving, you can potentially hit and kill pedestrians, other cars, animals,…

What Do I Do When I Run out of Hope?

What Do I Do When I Run out of Hope?

Posted by on Jan 15, 2016 in Life Advice | No Comments

1. Stop thinking. 2. Get up out of bed. 3. Take a shower. 4. Get dressed. 5. Drink a glass of water. 6. Eat breakfast. 7. Go for a walk towards somewhere pleasant. 8. Pay attention to what is around you. 9. Get immersed in the scenery. 10. Appreciate the beauty around you. — Originally…