Trying New Things

Opening our minds to a new thing or a new way of thinking is often frightening because by definition it's unfamiliar. Unfamiliarity rings the alarm bell "danger—potentially unsafe." But if you think about it, most of the things we fear don't come to pass. What's more, we're often unable to anticipate the good things that do occur as a result of our trying something new.

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Simple Acts of Kindness Can Truly Change Someone

At Thirteen Thieves we genuinely believe that a simple act of kindness can truly change someone's outlook so definitively that it may be life-changing for them. It makes us feel great to help where we can, it is one of our business core values and a large portion of every sale goes to an organization that can facilitate those needs.

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A Man’s Guide, Becoming a More Confident Partner & Lover.

That man isn’t looking for an instruction manual, and the last thing he needs is advice from some outside authority on how to treat the woman he’s with. My god, every ounce of her being is telling him from moment to moment, loud and clear, what she feels. That man will spend the rest of his life getting to know her, learning to be more intimate, a better friend, a more nuanced lover, and removing his internal blocks to closeness.

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Is Following Your Passion Crappy Advice?

Here’s the key: there is no special passion waiting for you to discover. Passion is something that is cultivated. It can be cultivated in many, many different fields. Therefore, it doesn’t make sense to say, “I don’t know what my passion is.” What does make sense is to say, “I haven’t yet cultivated a passion, I should really focus down on a small number of things and start this process.”

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The Meaning of Life (video)

The human desire to fulfill some special existential purpose has existed throughout history. There's a scene in Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland's sci-fi cartoon, Rick and Morty that addresses this desire with what I'd call an uplifting cynicism. In it, Summer finds out that she was, an unwanted pregnancy. She breaks down and wonders if there's any real meaning to her life. Morty then tells her his equally unsettling experience of burying his own body from a different reality.

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How to Design Your Own Life

You can have the best-laid plans and still have them go wrong, get off track, or encounter obstacles. So since we can’t control the past and we can’t control the future, what can we control if we want to design our own life? Well, we can make a plan today, we can work our plan each day, we can modify our plan as necessary, and we can make the best of what shows up even when it’s not what we want.

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Mission Driven

People often ask us how we define ourselves as a “conscious company.” While no single answer fits or defines us as such, we’ve placed some guidelines that shape our opinion of what a conscious company is. Thirteen Thieves actively seeks to create a positive impact in the community we live in and the world around us in as many ways as possible through monthly cash donations and volunteering time in our local community. 

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Learning to Feel Happy Within

The truth is that happiness is not circumstantial. And this is excellent news. It means we don't have to wait for everything to be perfect, nor do we have to control anything outside of ourselves to feel a certain way. Becoming aware of this truth is a total game-changer because it means we can choose happiness at this moment. And something beautiful happens when we do this: When we feel happy first, our outward experience begins to shift in ways we’d only dreamed of.

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