Sign in

Michael J. Mehlberg
Thinker | Writer | Bestselling Author — Subscribe and read 10 Ways to Massively and Immediately Improve Your Life (www.michaelmehlberg.com/subscribe).

Photo by Joshua Earle on Unsplash

Look at this guy.

He just climbed to the top of this peak only to look beyond and see a taller one in the distance.

Besides the fact that this pic is totally staged and the dude isn’t dressed for the climb ahead, I’m guessing he’s thinking one of two…


Photo by LOGAN WEAVER on Unsplash

I spent the last day in agony.

Sitting down hurt. Getting up hurt. Every time I tried to lower myself onto the toilet, I’d come crashing down on the plastic seat like a seal belly-flopping on concrete. …


Photo by Zhang Kenny on Unsplash

It happens every year.

All your planning. All your scheduling. All your goals go to shit.

Am I right?

At the beginning of the year, you hit the racetrack with a brand-spanking-new resolution in hand. You have your direction and goals set. …


Photo by pathdoc on Adobe Stock Photos.

Why are we fighting?

Why have we dug ourselves in on one side to scream profanities and claim the moral high-ground against the other?

I get it. The other side has faults. They are morally corrupt. They are asleep at the wheel.

But if we thought they were “gone,” would…


Photo by Alpha27, Licensed on Adobe.

Fact — I hate life hacks.

Case in point, I published an Amazon bestselling book on what true productivity is, and it includes essentially zero life-hacks.

But there are specific things you can do to assist your productivity. Whereas the “system of productivity” covered in my book is a strategy


Photo by Amir Seilsepour on Unsplash

One moment, you’re working on a project. The next, a phone call comes in.

You get distracted and read an email. Then, forgetting what you were initially working on, you start a completely different task.

Someone stops by your office to chat until you end up at lunch — a…


Photo by Dimitri Karastelev on Unsplash

I’m looking for an answer. For all of us.

I’m looking for a platform that embraces the next version of the web for us creators.

Not Web 1.0, where we just put up websites and started blogging. Not Web 2.0, where we used apps to distribute our content and drive…


Photo by Ruslan Gilmanshin, Licensed from Adobe Stock Photos

Greek God though he was, the all-powerful Zeus couldn’t seem to make women fall in love with him. At least, he couldn’t make one.

As the myth is told, Europa was a beautiful Phoenician princess living near the Mediterranean coast. She would spend her days in the fields, wandering amongst…


Photo by Matthew Henry on Unsplash

I started strong.

I got up at 5:40, meditated, planned my day, got the kids off to school, exercised, and was ready before 8 am.

This rarely happens, but when it does, my day goes well. ⠀

Just not this day.

This day, I crushed my morning routine but watched…

Michael J. Mehlberg

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store