Writing

The Skill of Wealth

We go to school to learn a skill. We learn medicine, accounting, nursing, masonry, trades- but why? It’s a means to an end.  A fulfilling vocation which will, we hope, deliver some meaning and secure us enough resources to live well. But we rarely question this process. We accept it as the way life is. But how do

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The biggest trap in starting online businesses

The biggest trap in starting online businesses So many new entrepreneurs (and even seasoned ones) get trapped in this pit. I see it all the time. It’s all over facebook, instagram, and the graveyard of startups that didn’t make it. Ideally, you were methodical about how you approached your business. You had an idea for your business. You did

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You’re not ready for entrepreneurship. Here’s your gut check.

You’re not ready for entrepreneurship- here’s your gut check. The hardest part of shifting from a normal life to that of an entrepreneur or business owner is managing your psychology. A decision to start a business is a decision to undertake more responsibility as well as face more uncertainty. There are a few big shifts you have

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I’m Dying Soon.

I Am Dying Soon.In August of 2017, a man called Scott Riddle wrote an article called “I’m 35 and I may suddenly have lost the rest of my life. I’m panicking, just a bit.” Scott’s an intelligent, hardworking guy with big ambitions. He works at google. Runs half-marathons. Has young 3 and 5 year old children. And

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How to Guarantee a Terrible 2020

​How To Guarantee A Terrible 2020 ​What follows are my 5 immutable rules for a terrible, no good, deeply unfulfilling 2020. ​Follow these rules and I guarantee you misery. ​​​Here’s to your misfortune.1. Keep yourself distracted.The goal is not long term success, but short term comfort through avoidance. To this end, make sure your phone &

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How to intelligently design a workday

​How To Intelligently Design A Workday  I’ve come to see work habits as one of my biggest competitive advantages. I’m constantly refining this system, but overall it’s proven incredible effective and I hope it can do the same for you. When I first started applying this stuff, I felt pretty eccentric. But over the following months

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