The Financial Benefit of Not Caring What Society Thinks

To see if anyone had any tips for smuggling huge amounts of Chipotle into a hotel (which I only discovered at the last minute wasn’t allowed), I searched Google for “Chipotle wedding”. I wasn’t the only person who had the idea to have Chipotle catering for my wedding, but that part didn’t surprise me. What […]

Wow 2017

I’m not sure how to even begin talking about 2017, except to say that it was a really exceptional year for me. As I’ve said in previous years, every year of my life has so far been better than the previous. The primary driver is that I work for permanent, not fleeting, progress. The net […]

The 2018 Gear Post

I’m going to do something a little bit different with the gear post this year. Usually I go over every single item in a small amount of detail. This year has only a few changes but they are really exciting changes, so I’m going to highlight only the differences. Once you finish reading this post, […]

How Quickly We Adapt

Eleven years ago I switched to a Dvorak keyboard. I was worried that I would get carpal tunnel syndrome if I stuck to Qwerty, so I made the switch. The first few days were pure agony, but then after a week or two it felt as natural as anything else. And, of course, it’s still […]

Making the Biggest Decisions

I wanted to write a post about making the Biggest Decisions. Before doing so, I thought I’d jot down some of mine and look for commonalities. What surprised me most was how few decisions of this magnitude there were. Depending on where I set the bar, I’ve probably only made 10 huge decisions in my […]

How to Live an Aligned Life

Have you ever noticed that amongst people who seem to be doing “the right thing”, results vary wildly? Throughout my life I’ve met a ton of hard workers with great habits. You’d expect that they would all do similarly well, but they don’t. Some are very happy, fulfilled, and successful, while others seem to always […]

Superhuman Event #1

I’ve mentioned a few times wanting to do a live event, but what keeps me from setting a date and doing it is how many different ideas I have on formats and sizes. So, I’m going to just pick a date, see who signs up, and tailor the event to the number of people and […]

Gratitude 2017

I like writing my annual gratitude post, mostly because it’s an easy one. I have a ton of things to be grateful for, and I like talking about those things. Fairly frequently, often at night before I go to sleep, I make a mental account of the things for which I’m grateful. I never make […]

Life Work Balance

I think a lot about work life balance on cruises because all of the noise is stripped away from life when you’re on the ship. There are no errands, few interruptions, and no chores. You’re left with the resources to do whatever you want, from work to sitting at the pool all day. When work […]

The Most Important Daily Task

What’s the most important thing on which you could spend your time right now? Really think about it, don’t just keep skimming. Maybe it’s a work thing, maybe it’s an errand, maybe it’s spending time with someone important, maybe it’s finally starting a new important habit. Or maybe you don’t know? It’s not always obvious […]

What Other People Think

As I help more people work through their sticking points through coaching, I’ve noticed that a surprisingly large factor in many peoples’ lives is how others perceive them. This is largely a foreign experience to me, and I think that it’s been a great advantage to me to not really care what other people think. […]

Alarm Bells

I think that there are few absolute black and white rules which should be followed by everyone. After all, we’re all different with different priorities and resources. What’s right for me may not be right for you, and, in fact, what was right for me ten years ago may not be right for me now. […]

Making Big Decisions Good Decisions

When standing on the precipice of making a big decision, it’s natural to wonder whether or not you’re making a mistake. It’s easy to imagine that each imaginary path through our future leads to an entirely different place, and that by following one the other disappears completely. But that’s not really how it works. Big […]

My Low Monthly Burn Broken Down

I’ve referenced my potential low monthly burn rate a few times, and people keep asking me questions about it, so I’m going to go into more detail using real life numbers. It’s important to note that I don’t actually spend this little every month, most months, or really even any months. The point is that […]

How I Prioritize

I’ve realized that I prioritize in a pretty different way than others. I don’t know that my way is the best way for everyone, but by sharing it I think I may at least expose a few ideas that will be useful for others. One of my very top priorities is self sufficiency. Not in […]