About

My mission: To help people improve themselves and others around them by better understanding how their brains work

Hey! My name is Theodore

I run/operate the Youtube channel PracticalPsychology and also this website PracticalPie.com.

If you’re here… you probably want to know how I got here?

Well, here’s my story:

After I graduated high school, I went to a prestigious engineering college with the intent of becoming a Nuclear EngineerWhy? Because I was really good at math (compared to the rest of my class), I wanted to help the world be better, and I loved Iron Man. No… really that’s mostly why. Also, my parents, family, friends, and school thought I was going to be this guy who’d change the world by being some great engineer.

Well, after one lonely and over-worked semester at nuclear engineering college and about $9000 in loans… I decided it wasn’t for me. You know what was though? Business!

So I dropped engineering school, moved back home and enrolled in some business classes as the local community college. I did all of these classes online and in the spare time I was inspired by the (in)famous Tai Lopez to read books. I read a ton of books. Like over 300 books. If you want some mini-summaries of my favorite books, check out my Top 10 Book list

During my 3rd semester, I lost it. Everything I was learning was either common sense, WAYYY out of date, or useless. That’s when I decided “You know what’s better than going to business college? Actually starting my own business!”. So I started Practical Psychology. 

I did this because I wanted to help people in a positive way AND make money doing it! So I told myself “If I make more than my part-time job, I’ll quit”. And within the next month I had earned $658 from Youtube… and my job had earned me $650. Seemed like a sign to me, so I quit. Kept doing business classes until January of 2017, where I earned $15,000 in one month. 

That was a game changer. It was like a lightbulb went off. By not going all in on my business, I was letting people down. And I knew it too. The emails, messages, and comments I received really validated that I was actually helping people – and the feeling you get with that… I’d do it for $1,000 a month. The $15,000 check was the tipping point and I had done it… Helping people and making money doing it. 

So what am I doing now? 

I plan to keep helping people by sticking the my main mission: To help people improve themselves and others around them by better understanding how their brains workI think knowing this by heart really helps with the growth of my business, Youtube channel, Blog, and courses.