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HOW TO SUCCEED IN THE GIG ECONOMY

Basics for students and employees new to freelancing. Whether Taskrabbit, Upwork, Handy, Postmates, Uber, Lyft, or other freelancing, success in the gig economy has a few basics, as seen from the lens of Organizational Psychology. Even if you’re just looking for temporary work, these principles can help you succeed when working in a variety of …

SUBSTANCE USE & LIFE IMPROVEMENT

As clients increasingly come for coaching while taking or having taken various mind altering substances, and as individuals in my community increasingly rely on alcohol, nicotine, and medications, an important aspect of being is increasingly overlooked. The psychiatric and pediatric community is even guilty of overlooking the same question, in viewing the brain as a …

RELATIONSHIP NEEDS; POLYAMORY, CASUAL SEX

This is a collection of insights derived from a number of clients who have examined the cost/benefit of polyamory in their lives. These clients had a common desire to both fill a physical need for sexual release and an emotional need for connection. Yes, even the Philistines. (Polyamory is choosing to have many sexual partners …

A SCARY TIME FOR BOYS?

Recently NowThis Politics posted a song by Lynzy Lab which notes the many reasons it’s scary for women and then mocks “it’s a scary time for boys” in chorus before flipping the script and repeating “it’s not such a scary time for boys.” (Watch The Red Pill if you prefer documentaries.) Psychological Safety At first I thought this …

STORY MEANINGS: AN ANALYSIS OF RAPUNZEL

(This version is by Paul O. Zelinski, as is the cover art.) I’ve recently been stunned by the understanding fairytales have deep archetypal meanings, the recognition of universal human patterns with biological underpinnings. We know these archetypes in our bones – the king, queen, prince, princess, witch, devil, servant, disloyal servant, sage, whore, jester, wretch, …

WHY HIGHLY LIBERAL, OPEN, DISAGREEABLE MEN HAVE THE WORST LIFE OUTCOMES

Statistically, these men fail most. Men build cultural structures of values and set these standards on one another. Competence demands reformation and building. Seeing the cracks in the structure and constantly attacking them makes this man an enemy of everyone, not a valued asset, especially if the disagreeable trait includes neurotic withdrawal, a common pairing …

HABITS, GOAL EXECUTION, & WEIGHT LOSS

Yesterday I noticed a famous trainer on Instagram encouraging people to “not give up with their resolutions and just power through!” to lose weight. This is terrible motivational advice. Willpower fails to compel or support the life-changes required to establish new behaviors. Even people with powerful personalities possess other motivational factors which enable change. I’ve pulled …

ICONS & IDOLS, HONOR & HEROS

The Lie Self-promotion asserts competent ability to conquer chaos based on intrinsic being rather than doing – cognitive belief divested from action or faith from works – ergo iconography contradicts instinctive models of heroism by a representation separated from the reality of action or the object/archetype’s natural laws (sacrificing pleasure to attain competence for ascendance, …

A MOTIVATING DREAM INTERPRETATION

I’ve been listening to a lot of Jungian Analysts (practitioners of Carl Jung’s approach to psychoanalysis) discuss the nature of dreaming, archetypes, and the use of images by the brain. Some people think in images, others in words, and some use a combination. The dream state we remember tends to be visual (though language or …

GIVING INCREMENTAL GOOD

It’s easy to think giving money has no impact on poor souls in hell. It’s easy to blame, to judge them, to call them a black hole whose value-damage cannot be offset. While responsible for their actions, they were also created –for example, antisocial children fail at socialization in the second stage of socialization (ecological …