Thank you! (yes, you)

I started this blog in October 2019. The goal was to teach the world about self-improvement, habits, and mindset.I made two promises to myself:No talking about my own experiencesI must post every day except SundayWith no real life experience, I felt...

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Jan 27, 2023
Interviewing a “canceled” person

dill's blogInterviewing a “canceled” person On the latest episode of The YouTuber’s Guide to the Galaxy, I interviewed Meghan Murphy. Meghan is a writer, journalist, and podcaster. She’s the editor-in-chief at Feminist Current, a website and podcast...

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Jan 19, 2023
I read 67 books in 2022—Why I'm never doing that again

I like to read. I’m a sucker for page-turning novels, self-improvement books, and fantasy comics.Given that, it surprises people when I say I never read a book from start to finish until my sophomore year of college.Up until that point, I had used Sp...

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Jan 18, 2023
The subtle habit you need to stop doing

I’m Dillan, and I’m a recovering shit-talker.When I failed college in 2017, I got a job at the Cheesecake Factory. There I started making money, building stronger habits, and getting my life together.The first change to make? I wanted to be a ki...

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Jan 15, 2023
The subtle habit you need to stop doing

dill's blogThe subtle habit you need to stop doing I’m Dillan, and I’m a recovering shit-talker. When I failed college in 2017, I got a job at the Cheesecake Factory. There I started making money, building strong habits, and getting my life together....

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Jan 14, 2023
It took me a year to get better at chess

dill's blogIt took me a year to get better at chess My buddy and I started playing chess regularly during lockdown in 2020. We were both competitive and couldn’t leave the house, so we battled on the 64 squares online. He was better than me. I hated...

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Jan 10, 2023
My 2023 Q1 goals

Happy New Year!Like most people, I feel a surge of motivation and ambition when the dates change. And like most people, that intensity tends to fade come February.So this year, I thought I’d try something new: quarterly goals.What if there was a...

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Jan 05, 2023
A simple tip for better conversations

dill's blogA simple tip for better conversations I’ve been connecting with strangers, coaching people, and staying in touch with friends for years. Here’s what I’ve learned about great conversations. First and foremost, people love to feel important...

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Jan 05, 2023
My 2023 Q1 goals

dill's blogMy 2023 Q1 goals Happy New Year! Like most people, I feel a surge of motivation and ambition when the dates change. And like most people, that intensity tends to fade come February. So this year, I thought I’d try something new: quarterly...

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Jan 03, 2023
10 lessons learned in 2022

dill's blog10 lessons learned in 2022 They are: 1) Labels are limits. We give ourselves disempowering labels and attributes all the time. Here are a few I heard from some of my coaching clients this year: None of these are true. They’re just excuses...

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Dec 28, 2022
My 5 favorite books in 2022

dill's blogMy 5 favorite books in 2022 Here they are… 1) Models: Attract Women Through Honesty By Mark Manson (Goodreads link). This book represents the newer, more wholesome era of dating advice. A decade or two ago, men had pickup artistry: scripts...

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Dec 17, 2022
I'm moving (not to NYC)

My roommate just announced she’ll be moving out in March. This sparked three emotions.I’m super excited and proud of her for leveling up her life—starting a bigger and better job and moving in with her boyfriend.I’m sad to end the best living situati...

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Nov 25, 2022