The human need to belong [to a team or political group for example] is hard-wired into us and requires self-awareness to recognize…otherwise we outsource our independent thought and views to those of our team. This is true both on the left and the right side of the aisle.

Coupled with…


The cognitive triangle represents how these in generate and reinforce each other by pattern

Originally published in Midlfe-Awakening.

The Page Turns and Emotions Suck

Emotions don’t actually suck, but they can feel good and can feel bad. Feelings are helpful in a few ways. First, emotions such as anger or frustration can fuel us to focus our energy and effort on something specific that we want to change and help…


Once you self-publish a book on Amazon, you can offer a free book promotion of the Kindle edition. By default, it seems we are allowed 5 such days of free Kindle promotions for a book. …


You always have at least one choice in any situation you find yourself in, and that is: How will you respond to it?

How you respond will depend on which of these beliefs you hold:

1) Do you believe you are a helpless victim of fate, or

2) Do you…


  • An excerpt from my book, Midlife Awakening.
  • During this time, understanding our thoughts and how to manage them might save people from excessive anxiety, and even family problems while in close quarters.

You control your thoughts

If you are dealing with a loss or very stressful situation, the only thing you can absolutely control…


Excerpt from “Midlife Awakening

It is imperative that we get to know and accept ourselves. This is necessary in order to have a full and satisfying life, and the sooner you do this, the better it is for everyone. As we shove down parts of our personalities that we do…


There are swaths of self-improvement and personal productivity materials which are created with the pure intention of motivating us to end our habit of procrastination and encouraging us to build habits which lead to focus, flow, and amazing productivity. …


New and emerging leadership perspectives will be some of the most disruptive technologies to affect our economy over the next 5–20 years.

Every so often, an industry or entire markets are disrupted by a new technology, or any new way of doing things. Some new thing will strongly affect how…


Your entire life is a reflection of how you think. You cannot change yourself by altering the mirror you are looking into…you must change first, and then the reflection will change.

People you interact with reflect back and help you get to know yourself better. I have been surprised time…


I learned this one the hard way. With the right focus and mindset, almost anything is possible, and with the wrong focus and mindset, everything is harder than it has to be.

A few years ago,I had been approaching the problem of paying down debt from a perspective of what…

Michael Blizman

Awakening since 2016. Applying technology since I could read. Self-published first book: https://midlife-awakening.com/

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