Self-storage is a multi-billion dollar industry that feeds off the disorganization of its customers. Your stuff piles up, it becomes harder and harder to organize and when it overflows you need to buy more space. Their interest is not in organizing your stuff, but in selling you space. Follow these steps and in no more … Continue reading The Self-Storage Industry Feeds Off Laziness. Save Your Money by Organizing.
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Forget setting some weak resolutions, that you spend half your time tracking progress on and kick yourself over when they fall apart. A slight tweak in how you're thinking about this upcoming year could make a big difference. What if instead of a resolution you draft a list of what you will say "NO" to … Continue reading Tweak Your Resolutions. Pick What You’re Going to Say “NO” to in 2018
At a reflective moment in your life? Contemplating what would be the right next move for you? Just not sure what's driving your decisions anymore? Sometimes the easiest way to draw distinctions between things is by finding their extremes, and then defining the edges where those extremes bump up against each other. Try … Continue reading Do Your Need / Want Matrix
I experiment non-stop and I record heaps of data about myself. Gems like "Does it feel better to meditate at 10:37 am or at 2:10 pm?" or "can I drink more whiskey-sodas after a meal of chicken wings or after a fluffy Sheppard's pie? Mostly useless, totally subjective stuff - which I believe all good … Continue reading How I Send My Monkey Mind To Its’ Cage: Free Writing
The only good reason for watching that much reality TV is the uncontrolled and messy implosion of your business. Or Maybe a bad breakup, but only a minor psychopath would deal with that by adding five seasons of Shark Tank to their week long ice cream binge. I had neither of those reasons. So I guess … Continue reading I Binged 5 Seasons of Shark Tank and Learned All This.
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I've summarized all the key learnings from the first ten episodes of the new Gimlet Creative podcast, Open For Business. (links to each episode included) I love this new podcast. Branded, unbranded. Whatever. I'm a hungry hungry content hippo, and good stuff is good stuff! I think it's all too natural when you're working hard … Continue reading 33 Entrepreneur Lessons From “Open For Business” Podcast
Shenzhen, China: March 23, 2012 I’ve been in China for 29 days now and that means it’s Visa renewal time! At this point, I had to leave the country, and come back in order to keep my tourist visa valid. I had thought this meant going to visit Korea or Japan, but I’ll more than … Continue reading Welcome to Macau