Rewrite Your Success Story: How to Embrace Psychological Time for Unprecedented Growth

Nate Anglin
7 min readJan 23, 2024

I was a terrible ‘employee’ for the first ten years of my career.

There, I said it. Not the kind of terrible that gets you fired on the spot, but the type that’s just… underwhelming. Like a low-budget superhero movie.

You expect fireworks and get a sparkler instead.

And boy, did I want to be the fireworks show.

The issue wasn’t laziness or a lack of skills. It was my approach to time. Like many of you, time to me was a relentless taskmaster, ticking away as I chased one goal after another.

It was like running on a treadmill while watching the clock, hoping to outrun time.

Spoiler alert: nobody wins that race.

As a newly yet indirectly elected high-flying small business CEO and an unapologetic health nut, my life’s motto was always, “Aim for the stars, and you might hit the ceiling fan.”

All I craved was success. I set goals like I was programming a GPS for a trip to Mars — ambitious, slightly unrealistic, but hey, dreaming big is my cardio.

So, there I was, many years in, working like a machine that runs on espresso and sheer willpower.



Nate Anglin

Small Biz Investor, CEO, & helping others improve their performance, profit, & potential w/out sacrificing what’s most important.