Jackson Tandy lives in Incheon, South Korea. He is an author and the host of the “Head Trip” Podcast, as well as the co-host of “The Migooks” podcast.

None of My Business: Monday, June 8th

If you trust in yourself…and believe in your dreams…and follow your star…you’ll get beaten by people who spent their time working hard and learning things and weren’t so lazy.” - Terry Pratchett

Some people need a break, a getaway, or some way to slow their lives down. What I seem to need is quite the opposite; I need a bucket of ice water over the head, a 4am wake up call, and a swift kick in the ass.

I used to lift weights. And I remember someone told me, it’s those days when you least feel like working out that make all the difference. Those days when you only have 30 minutes, or when your throat is swollen and your head is fuzzy, or when the weather just plain sucks and it’d be a hell of a lot easier just to stay inside. Those days are the most important.

If I make sure to do my writing on those days, then the rest will take care of itself.

This year is a great chance for me to get a lot of writing DONE.

I like my future self. I want him to be happy - not to look back and wonder what could have been. Also I want my family to be proud of me. Their love for me won’t ever shrink or change. But their pride and respect for me is proportionate to how much I succeed in acting like myself.

I secretly want everyone’s love and approval, not just my family’s. But it doesn’t really matter what anyone else thinks, does it?

A confident person once said, “What other people think of me is none of my business.”

My business is to ask myself, “did I do what I said I was going to do today?” Also my business is, “what’s the best way to spend this Sunday evening?” Everyone knows that Monday will make or break your week. But a controlled and relaxing Sunday evening is the key to a good Monday. The key to a tomorrow that doesn’t suck is having a today that doesn’t suck.

My only business is moving forward. Create, create, create.

Dusk and Fantasy: Tuesday, June 9th.

The Real Work: Friday, June 5th