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:
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 […]
In my post last week, I gave you 50 ways to better use your free time. But what if you aren’t someone with a bunch of time on your hands? Maybe you’re the type of person who is always busy and always has something to do, even if it isn’t what you want. Do any […]
What does your “free” time look like? For most people, this time includes staring at a TV or spending money in a mall, restaurant, or a host of other places. While these activities are fun every once in awhile, making them a habit can waste our time and money on things that don’t fulfill us. […]
How long do you spend in the gym? Do you avoid working out because you just don’t have the time? What if I told you that you could cut your gym time in half and get even better results? When I first started working out over 6 years ago, I used to spend anywhere from […]
Remember the fear that kept you from jumping off the high dive as a kid? I mean the kind of fear that makes you dread speaking in public or asking for a raise. Everybody experiences this type of fear, but some handle it better than others. Many people allow fear to paralyze them and keep them […]
Do these sound familiar? You’re either almost done with college or have been out for a few years? You’re extremely driven and hungry for success, but not sure where to aim your motivation? People always talk about finding your passion, but for some of us it’s way harder than it seems. You may be good at […]
I’m not naturally a morning person, yet I’ve been waking up at 5 a.m. motivated and ready to take on the day for the past 10 months! The reason I’ve been able to make this lasting change is that I’ve created a morning routine for myself. I’ve found that when I don’t have any plans […]
If only there were more hours in the day. If only we could have extra time to knock out work and laugh with friends and family. Guess what? There is a way! And it all starts when you wake up early. I LOVE waking up early. On work days, my alarm goes off at 4:30, […]
Have you ever faced a situation or challenge that you didn’t think you could overcome, but did? The thought of giving up was so close yet you somehow pushed through? Often times, we are closer to our goals than we realize and that last bit of mental toughness is what takes us to the top. Everything […]
I don’t. Not even a little bit. And you shouldn’t either. The reasons? Here are 2. 1.Enjoy The Struggle I have no desire to win the lottery because I don’t want to be handed success. I want to earn my victory and so should you. We should genuinely want to put in the work and […]