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What is it? Do you want to lose weight? Save more money? Quit smoking, drinking, or some other highly enjoyable but ultimately detrimental vice?  What is the thing that you want to do but continue to struggle with? And why is it such a struggle when you know what to do about it? (If you have absolutely NO idea, try a Google search. Or, sit down with a piece of paper and write down 10 ideas. I guarantee you’ll find a solution.) I guess you can blame: Time (there’s never enough) Effort (if you just tried harder) Energy (you’re drained from the day) Discipline...

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Since you’re you, this should be easy. Quick question — what are you good at? Gotcha mufucka!   Most people struggle to answer, even though everyone is good at many things.   There are two main reasons why: Afraid of “bragging” or being perceived as conceited, you hide the best parts you. You compare yourself to others, assume they have it all figured out, and think you’re an imposter. Both reasons make me want to call you a ‘mufucka’ again! But don’t worry, I’m right there with you. When you see other people accomplish great things, it’s easy to assume they have something...

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What’s on top of your to-do list? If you don’t have one, that’s OK. You might actually be better off. All the ‘experts’ that urge you to make a list don’t warn you about the downfalls. Here’s some great news—I know to-do lists are for pud-pullers because I’ve managed to fuck them up enough for both of us 🙌. Your to-do list lures you in with early success. After writing something down, you actually do it. Hell yes! Say it with me—PRODUCTIVITY. But then 3 weeks later when you add something to your list, you have to stand on your tippy-toes to see the...

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It happened to me on Monday...again. And I bet it happens to you too. This is the part where you understand why these posts are called “unfiltered.” The part where I tell you some personal things that aren’t publicly acceptable, and are publicly embarrassing. The part where I’m, well...honest. On Monday morning I heard my inner voice say “I should drink less.” We had arrived home the night before after a few days renting a beach house. The kind of trip where you eat charcuterie lunch on the balcony, squinting into the afternoon sun and drinking white wine while the kids nap.   Where the lunch...

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You know multi-tasking is bullshit, right? It’s fake. Does. Not. Exist. I should know, because sometimes I half-ass pay attention to my kids. (Which makes me Dad Of The Year, right?) Something from work pops up and sucks in my energy and focus. I have to address it right now. I have to sit on the couch and stare at my phone, sending emails and researching numbers while my mind races through possible solutions to a critical problem.   Great news! I solved it before I have to put my phone down to put the kids to bed. After brushing tangles out of hair, distributing...

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