Mega Review of Teforia, The $1000 Tea Brewer

I remember hearing about the Teforia a long time ago. The story around it was that it was this comically overpriced tea brewer, often compared with the Juicero, that symbolized what was wrong with Silicon Valley. So, of course, I took very little interest in it. I like brewing tea and, having brewed it at […]

Consolidation

My main goal as a writer is to write pieces that will spark a permanent positive change for someone. I assume that most posts won’t do that for anyone, but if I write enough and have enough people read my posts, it will happen from time to time. I read a lot of blog posts […]

The Positives of Destroying my Bentley

Out of the corner of my eye, just past the cars lined up in the turning lane, I could see that something was coming towards me quickly. Way too quickly. I tried to swerve, but knew that the inevitable was coming. I heard crunching metal, the screeching of tires sliding sideways against the pavement, and […]

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 […]