Posts from the ‘Whiskey Wisdom’ Category

  • Just Me, Myself, and Your F*cking Mother!

    Just Me, Myself, and Your F*cking Mother!

    May 16th, 2017 | Whiskey Wisdom | journalpulp | No Comments

    She was really something, your mother, a real beast. She, better than anyone I’ve ever known, cultivated the black art of individuality — believing that the development of the entire human race depends on the development of the individual. The reason she believed this is that she believed each human is an organism of a […]

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  • Five Bullshit Notions That Will Stifle Your Wild Potential & Kill The Leaving Beast Within

    May 11th, 2017 | Whiskey Wisdom | journalpulp | No Comments

    The following are five bullshit notions bartenders often hear that would kill the living beast in anyone: 1. You’re not smart enough Then educate yourself. As you know, it’s never been easier. Do you remember your ABC’s? A. Always B. Be C. Cogitating Always be cogitating. The truth is, it’s always, in principle, been simple […]

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  • How to be Unforgettable

    April 25th, 2017 | Whiskey Wisdom | journalpulp | No Comments

    Most people are boring. Not you. Why? Because you broke away from the pack a long time ago. You’re a different breed — a dog of a different color. You cultivated the black art of individuality, learned the art of personality. You became brilliant. People argue about your modesty. She does things differently, they say, […]

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  • Lynchpin

    April 6th, 2017 | Whiskey Wisdom | journalpulp | No Comments

    For you, the secret was never a secret, quite, because for you it always seemed natural — not necessarily easy, of course, but obvious, and obviously right. It never mystified you, perhaps because you learned long ago that your body is a ship, your brain the pilot at the tip. Which is why everything you […]

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  • The Art of Being Interesting

    December 14th, 2016 | Whiskey Wisdom | journalpulp | 7 Comments

    (Whiskey Wisdom, the first installment, available now for free. Download me here!) Product description: “Sometimes I just want to slap him across the face and say ‘Why can’t you be more interesting?’” Thus spoke the lovely young lady at my bar one quiet Sunday night. She was three Manhattans in and talking to me as […]

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  • Lust, Lies, and Magnetic Eyes

    December 12th, 2016 | Whiskey Wisdom | journalpulp | 4 Comments

    Download the full book for free. The charismatic personality is the magnetic personality, and, despite what you may have been told, charisma isn’t inborn or innate but learned. Which is why there are as many different ways to be charismatic as there are different styles of personality. The subject of personality is closely connected to […]

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  • Are You Fascinating?

    Are You Fascinating?

    November 17th, 2016 | Whiskey Wisdom | journalpulp | 4 Comments

    Well, are you, punk? Or are you boring as hell? How, furthermore, can you tell? How can you tell if you’re an inveterate bore, or if you’re just in a kind of long-term funk? Much of what we hear about commanding attention and the power to fascinate is theoretical and abstract, a sort of psychological […]

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  • Whiskey Wisdom: 5 Bullshit Notions That Will Suffocate Your Wild Potential And Kill the Living Beast Within You

    October 16th, 2016 | Whiskey Wisdom | journalpulp | No Comments

    Answer this honestly: How often do you undermine yourself? Answer quickly: How guilty are you of self-sabotage? If you’re anything like most, the answer is approximately “a lot.” The following are five bullshit notions bartenders often hear that would kill the living beast in anyone: 1. You’re not smart enough Then educate yourself. As you […]

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  • Five Things Strong-Minded People Never Do (Even When They’re Drunk On Whiskey)

    October 6th, 2016 | Whiskey Wisdom | journalpulp | 2 Comments

    (Whiskey Wisdom, the first installment, available now for free. Download me here!) Strong-minded people don’t necessarily avoid whiskey. They just know how to handle it. Like intelligence, this is an acquired skill. Here are some of the characteristics of the strong-minded and the sane: 1. They never lose sight of their living potential Do you […]

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  • How To Be The Smartest Person In The Bar

    September 27th, 2016 | Whiskey Wisdom | journalpulp | 13 Comments

    (The following is excerpted from Whiskey Wisdom: A Bartender’s Guide to Living Ravenously You can spot her from a mile away, the smartest person in the bar — or, if not quite from a mile, nonetheless from very far. She doesn’t necessarily think of herself as smart. Still, her brain is carefully crafted — self-crafted […]

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