Making the decision to improve yourself is one of the best choices you'll ever make. The world will soon be yours.
Don't worry, you don't have to make drastic changes over night. Your best self will form from the accumulation of small changes over time.
Will Smith once said:
You don't set out to build a wall. You don't say 'I'm going to build the biggest, baddest, greatest wall that's ever been built.' You don't start there. You say, 'I'm going to lay this brick as perfectly as a brick can be laid. You do that every single day. And soon you have a wall.
And that’s exactly why we are here, to lay our bricks one by one for a better future.
If you’re a student or young professional looking to take control of your destiny, you’ve come to the right place.
Our goal is to bring you actionable advice and strategies through weekly posts to help you start making the changes to reinvent your life. From productivity and goal setting to fitness, books, and strengthening your mind, we will dive into all aspects of becoming the most badass YOU possible.
HOW THIS GOT STARTED
Hey there! My name is John Michael Domingo, but you can call me JM, Papa JM, or even Papa Productivity if you'd like. For the past 9 years, I’ve been on a continuous self-improvement journey.
From a 100 pound, shy, curly haired Halo 2 playing twerp to the 160 pound captain of the rugby team and valedictorian, high school began a transformation that I’m still undergoing today.
Now that I’ve completed college, I’m even more passionate about learning and challenging myself to gain new skills. My current quests are jiu jitsu, business and writing!
I often get asked questions about how I get so much done and how others can do the same. I love having conversations one on one, but after a while I realized I should answer these questions where I can share my ideas with more people.
So I teamed up with my equally badass cousin to create something for us to share our knowledge and experiences with others.
Kory is a West Point graduate, world traveler, and Ranger School grad who also committed himself at a young age to a life of continuous improvement. We joined forces to bring the best of both worlds together and the output is One Brick A Day!
TAKE YOUR FIRST STEPS
We are always learning better ways to improve and can’t wait to share with you what we’ve discovered. We are here to take on the journey of improvement with you.
If you want to take the first step to become the best version of yourself, check out one of our recent posts to get started:
How many times a day do you check your phone? Is it 20 times? Or is it more like 30? A study done by Dscout last year dug in to find the answer. They tracked the phone usage of 94 people over a 5 day period to see just how frequently people used their phones. […]
These are my notes from a sermon by pastor Bil Gebhardt. From the series of sermons from James 3:13-18. Introduction: Where do you get your wisdom? The problem we have with our faith is that we are wise with the world and not with God. True wisdom comes from God It will show through your actions Meek = […]
These are my notes from a sermon by pastor Bil Gebhardt. From the series of sermons from James 3:1-12. Introduction: Your tongue is you. It reveals who you really are. “Death and life are in the power of the tongue.” -Solomon Recognize we are going to be held accountable for what we say. [James 3:1] Our primary role […]
I’ve had several people recently ask me what I invest in. They expect me to say something about a portfolio of stocks, bonds, or mutual funds or let them in on some kind of financial secret. However, I’m no financial advisor and only recently made my first “investment” ever. Therefore, the answer I tell them is […]
These are my notes from a sermon by pastor Bil Gebhardt. From the series of sermons from James 2:14-26. Introduction: Faith = a conviction you have that leads to an action Without faith it’s impossible to please God. Just as the body is dead without a spirit, so also faith without works is dead. “What’s the use of […]
These are my notes from a sermon by pastor Bil Gebhardt. From the series of sermons from James 2:1-13. Introduction: Prejudice = judging people based on their external qualities There was a black man dressed in a nice suit and a white man dressed in shabby clothes in a subway station. The white man attacked the […]
How many people do you get to lead on a daily basis? While it may seem like some of us have a greater opportunity to lead than others, I would argue differently. Every single one of us has the opportunity to lead EVERYONE in our sphere of influence. Each and every day we have the […]
While I love reading, my second favorite way to take information in is through listening. This comes in the form of podcasts. Like books, you can find a podcast on just about any topic you want. Some of us are very familiar with the word “Podcast”, but to others it is an untapped world of […]
At the time of this writing, I have meditated for a total of 217 sessions. That’s 53 hours of meditation. To you, it may seem like an eternally long time for a person to sit quietly in their room with their eyes closed. But this time alone is very important in improving your overall mood […]
The people you spend time with play a huge role in your life. They have the power to shape who you become and what you do, so pick these people carefully. I like the phrase “you become the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” It’s time to really take this […]