My “5 Year Plan”…

In the beginning of 2017, 1.5 years ago, I had great goals for myself. I was going to achieve those goals, be very happy, and be a huge success. ZERO of the goals happened. I failed at all of the goals. Today, I’m the happiest I’ve ever been. I wanted to write a novel when […] Read On…

The Smartest Piece Of Financial Advice I Ever Got

“You are stupid” This one piece of advice has made me millions. That sounds like bragging. “Millions”. Blech. But I have to use the word. Because this is the most important advice ever. Without this advice I almost certainly would be dead. Or crying. A lot of crying. Like I did for many years. (I […] Read On…

Do You Have To Be Dishonest To Succeed?

I bought two Lululemon shirts and a Lululemon jacket. I wear them everywhere and never really wash. It makes me feel like I’m working out. Like I leave my apartment in the morning, dressed in Lululemon, and I feel like I’m supposed to immediately start jogging. Sometimes, I even feel like I already jogged. I […] Read On…

Useful Skills You Can Learn in Minutes…

How can you tell if someone is lying? I was on a plane from LA. The guy sitting next to me was drinking mini-bottles of vodka the entire way back. We started talking. He once worked for a three initial agency that must be kept private. Then he worked for another one and another one. […] Read On…

364 – Tom Papa: Will You Put Your Dream to The Test?

I’ve never written a review for my own work. No book, no article, no show I’ve worked on. Nothing. The only reviews I write for myself are in my head. And they’re usually terrible. And it usually leads me to wondering if someone else has said the opposite. Like, “It’s great!” “Hilarious!” “Couldn’t be better.” […] Read On…