I’ve read countless articles containing advice about how to succeed on Medium. One very popular rule is to ensure that your writing solves a problem or provides useful advice. I call that the problem solver rule.
I agree with this. I think it’s a great aim to have as a writer. If you can provide valuable information and instructions on how to get better at something, people will read it.
I’ve been drawn to, read, and appreciated plenty of articles like that. I’ve taken advice from such articles and have experienced growth and success based on such advice.
There is a discord (see what I did there?) as it relates to the origin of music. The music historians don’t agree on where or when music originated. This means that the rest of the world don’t agree on it either. What we can agree on, however, is that music is a force of unity on our planet. Music impacts us deeper than modern science is able to measure. It transcends race, class, religion, culture, and language.
Music ranges from something as simple as grandma’s humming to an orchestra of musicians combined with the heavenly voices of a massive consort…
Like many of you, I got into self-improvement to learn what it takes to become successful in every aspect of my life. I wanted to learn the secrets of the successful, healthy, happy, and wealthy. Learning is always an ongoing process which I continue to do today. My problem, however, was a lack of results.
I planned and “implement” the things I learned and would still not get the results I envisioned. “Maybe I’m taking advice from the wrong people. Maybe those people don’t really know why they are successful. Or, am I the problem? …
As the name suggests, tool steel is used for the fabrication of tools.
The properties of tool steels make them the ideal materials for the fabrication of cutters, dies, punches, bits, and a variety of other hand and machine tools.
What is instantly noticeable is that these steels have to be able to stand up to forces such as sheering, torsion, tension, compression, as well as temperature abuse without damage.
But what makes tool steel so special? What properties make tool steels ideal for their purposes? How do these properties come about?
Let’s take a closer look at this type…
You may not yet know what toggle switches are or how they work, but I’m sure you’ve seen them before. Even if you’ve never seen one in real life, you have watched old war movies before, right? Try to picture an image of those old airplane cockpits or even those old car dashboards. The small shiny levers that the pilots or drivers flip on and off are called toggle switches.
A toggle switch is an electromechanical device that switches a circuit on and off or switches between multiple circuits by flipping a lever back and forth.
Toggle switches come in…
I was doing some research based on a past job I had which I hated. I wanted to know how extraordinary or average I was in this regard. Was I the only one that felt like work was a death sentence?
It turned out that I was pretty average. A study published in The Gallup stated that 70% of employees were actively disengaged. Another from Global found that 79% of persons quit their jobs due to lack of feeling appreciated. The Conference Board found that 53% of Americans are unhappy at work. I could go on and on but you…
Working from home for many of us was once thought of as the ideal work situation.
You kept hearing stories of those lucky bastards who can get up 10 minutes before work begins, grab a cup of coffee, and hit the ground running.
“Why can’t I be so lucky?”, you said… And then, it was your turn; or so you thought.
You got excited at the news. This dark cloud that has brought the world to a crawl had one silver lining… just one. You’ll get to work from home.
Finally, your time came. You set your alarm clocks forward…
Where am I?
Who am I?
What am I?
Why am I in a hurry?
Why are they all in a hurry?
My adrenaline is pumping.
I’m going as fast as I can.
What are we trying to escape from?
Whatever it is must be terrifying;
More than terrifying.
Some of us are getting lost.
Some are getting hurt.
No one is stopping to help anyone.
I guess I shouldn’t either.
Is that the right thing to do?
I don’t know but I have to keep going.
This is not an escape.
This is a race.
Being self-employed is the in thing nowadays.
The internet is filled with ads and stories of self-made millionaires who achieve success by doing very little work and making a lot of profit. They report to no one and spend most of their time traveling, partying, and experiencing the best that life offers.
This has motivated many of us to take a leap of faith and gamble on ourselves.
“If they can do it that easily, so can I.”
The majority of us quickly learn that it is not as straightforward, quick, or easy as it is made to look. …
I want you.
I need you.
Need may seem like a strong word but, I do need you.
At least for now.
Why do I feel this burning desire to have you?
I can’t introduce you to my parents.
They’ll judge me… and us.
I can’t introduce you to my mentors.
They’ll shun me… and us.
But I do want my friends to see you.
I don’t plan to outright introduce you.
But, I will go out of my way to make sure they see us together.
I don’t want them to have any doubts either.