Hi, my name is Dean and I want to get real with you for a minute.

Like you and many others, I’m aspired to achieve my own version of success. And the deeper I dug into getting better in work and life, the more questions I have.

You see. Success can’t be reverse engineered, but the fundamentals that lead to it can be learned. With the basics mastered, you get to create your own path to do great work that matters. (It’s not about doing nothing and be happy. That’s boring!)

That’s when one question stood out among many other challenges:

How could we think, perform, and live better?

As I went further to answer this simple question, I begin to acknowledge that mastering our psychology and cultivating clear thinking are crucial to our work and life. That’s when I started to dive deep into these topics to uncover what makes successful people achieve what they have accomplished.

Along the way, I try out the concepts myself as experiments to achieve what matters the most to me. And that indirectly shape this site, it’s one part of research-based findings, one part storytelling, and one part personal experiences.

I then share what I learned to my popular newsletter—the Monday Dispatch.

It’s a community of creatives and entrepreneurs who my weekly articles on how to improve focus, build positive habits, and make better decisions. In shorts, it’s where cool people hang out.

At the same time, I’m grateful to have some of my words and ideas featured on many major publications like HuffPost, Inc., Thought Catalog, and more.