All throughout life, I remember being told to be someone that I’m not. It was rarely ever said by family, but it was typically said by people who had no clue who or what I was. More often than not, it was a teacher who thought they knew what was best for every student, which is impossible, or it was someone who seems to be bitter about the life that they had chosen to live. For the most part, when I was younger, I would…Continue Reading “Doing What You Love”

Password protecting a page with WordPress is an incredibly simple task, and it only requires a few click to be done. In this WordPress tutorial, I’ll walk you through how you can quickly password protect a single page in WordPress. Create The Page If you don’t already have a page created that you want to password protect, the first step that you’ll need to do is go to your WordPress dashboard and hovering over the “Pages” tab in the sidebar. After that, you’ll see an option that…Continue Reading “WordPress Tutorial: Password Protect A Page”

Recently, I was browsing my Facebook News Feed, which these days is a mistake, as I just get irritated with the fact that most of it is people I graduated high school with complaining about everything, and yes, I do mean everything. Every Saturday and Sunday, though, I see the same thing. “I’m so not looking forward to Monday,” says one friend. “Monday’s ruin all the fun from the weekend,” says another. But my favorite thus far is quite an interesting one. “I’ve sure got a case…Continue Reading ““I’ve Got a Case of the Monday’s…” – Dreading the Days Away”

We seem to be living in a world that is terrified by change, but I’ve never been able to figure out why. From what I’ve always understood, change is something that is required to keep the world progressing forward. Once we stop changing, we become stagnant, and since when is that efficient? When things stay the same for too long, I get bored, and I lose motivation. After all, what’s the point in going on if things will just stay the same? If I’m correct, the…Continue Reading “Why I Love Change”

When you sit down and really think about how easy it is to get distracted today, you do two things. You say “Hmm,” and move on. You take action to reduce your distractions throughout the day. For so many years, I wasted countless hours scrolling through Twitter, Facebook, and Reddit, until one day I decided that it simply wasn’t worth it anymore. It was dramatically affecting my productivity, and I decided that I just wanted to be able to work with less distractions than previously accustomed to….Continue Reading “Why I Follow Less Than 50 People”

It’s safe to say that 2014 was the most successful year of my life, thus far. I had a lot of opportunities that simply didn’t exist in the years before, and I grew relationships with people that I would love to see last a lifetime; however, while it was one of the greatest years of my life, there are some things that I look back and wonder what it would have been like if I had taken a different risk or tried something different. Through…Continue Reading “Reflecting on 2014”

Last year, one of my favorite articles that I published to the site was called “2014 – The Year of Risks,” which ended up being quite true. This year, I took a huge number of risks, including Forex Trading, skipping college, and starting over with a new and much better YouTube network with Nic. This year, though, I am going to call the Year of Action. While I took a lot of huge risks last year, I didn’t necessarily take a lot of action on…Continue Reading “2015 – The Year of Action”

Of my many goals for 2015, which you will be able to find in a future article, one of them is specifically to read more books throughout the entire year. Additionally, it is said that you are more likely to accomplish your goals if you write them down with some detail. While I do plan on writing them on paper, I also thought it would be very helpful if I wrote them in a list to share with all of you. Additionally, I want to…Continue Reading “Ten Books I Want to Read in 2015”

For a few months, we’ve had a Forex category on the NicAndPatrick website, and through that time, no articles have been published in that specific category. That changes today. I want to start a blog series all about my experience with trading and Forex in general. I won’t be giving trading advice for specific currency pairs, at least, that isn’t the plan as of this article. So, if you’re looking for that, I recommend looking for closed groups with professional and knowledgable traders. If you…Continue Reading “How I Began Trading Forex Straight Out of High School”

As a kid, I heard for years that you are who you surround yourself with, and up until later in high school, I really didn’t realize how true this statement was. Sometimes, though, I wonder if that is because I chose not to realize it was true, or if I genuinely didn’t realize it. Nevertheless, I think this is something a lot of people fail to realize at some point in their life, and it’s important to understand that no matter what situation you’re in,…Continue Reading “Give it Up; You’re Surrounded”