You have to organize your time into these 3 categories…

To do anything in a given day, I rely on my brain to provide me the necessary mental power and energy to go do those things. However, without taking care of my brain, how am I expected to perform optimally, maximize my productivity, and live my best life? How am I expected to make an impact in the world when I don’t have enough energy to even just get by?

I have found that my brain is actually very much like my stomach. We all know that to maintain a…

The media and advertising portray your early 20's to be the greatest time of your life. “You are in your prime” they say. They tease us a life of purpose, fun, freedom, adventure, connection, travel, parties, sex, concerts, well furnished apartments, great food, etc. So why are so many early 20 something’s struggling? If this is the greatest time of our life, why do so many of us feel like sh*t?

Expectations. While I do think there’s a beauty to being a young 20 something, I think too many of us get caught up in the expectation of what it…

I took a break from Instagram, and here are some of the things I learnt so far.

May was a rough month for me. My job was supposedly going to get less busy after April, but it didn’t really. I also started my first module of the CPA program, which took up many of my evenings when I wasn’t working. Plus it was getting warmer outside so all my friends were starting to go out and have a good time again. I can honestly say I’ve never been more anxious in my entire life. I hate to even acknowledge that…

Here’s what I learnt.

For the past couple months, I’ve been really feeling the pressure with my job and various other things in my life. It got to the point where a couple weeks ago, all I felt all the time was anxiousness. So I decided it was time to make a change. I quit my job and I went on a road trip to the mountains by myself.

Okay, so that sounds a lot more dramatic than it was in real life. I want to write a separate piece on why I left my job and my takeaways from…

How a reassessment of our assumptions can lead to a happier life.

Let me tell you about my favourite quote in the world: Memento Mori.

Memento Mori is an old Latin phrase, which essentially translates to “remember death.”

This phrase is said to have originated from an ancient Roman tradition where a humble servant would walk behind a victorious general as he marched through town in celebration of his win. However, the tradition was that this servant following the general would whisper in his ear “Hominem te esse memento. Memento mori.” which translates to “Remember that you are but man…

Life is all about the little things. Practicing gratitude everyday for those little things will allow you to bring more happiness into your life. Living with intention will bring the purpose and meaning into your life that we are all searching for. Stop searching and realize that the true joys of life aren’t buried in the future, but rather are all around us in the present.

“Ok thanks Paolo for stating a bunch of cliches.”

Yes, they’re cliche, but these are all things I notice that I need to remind myself of more often. In the past couple months, I’ve…

Taken by myself — see for more

Last December I turned 22, and it’s put me in a very reflective mood lately. There’s a lot of change going on — aside from the obvious crazy state of the world right now, I also moved out from my parents place a couple months ago, I’m on my 22nd year of life, I just finished my last semester of University, it is now 2021, and I just started a new chapter of my life with my career. …

Practice Photo by Caleb Oquendo

How to achieve greatness with the 10,000 hour rule.

The beginning.

In second grade, my dad told me “you should learn music.”

My grandfather (my dad’s dad) was a musician. He played piano and was an amazing tenor singer. I remember times when he would visit, and after dinners he’d get on the piano bench, and sing while playing the keyboard.

My dad learnt piano as well, so being a musician was sort of a family thing. He got my grandfather to teach me a bit of piano when I was in the first grade, but my grandfather told me my hands…

Paolo Sabater

A collection of thoughts, stories, and notes-to-self. I was too lazy to buy a real journal so here I am.

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