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My articles are designed to help you create a more fulfilling life, which requires finding balance and meaning across every areas of your life – your career, finances, health, relationships, leisure, and personal growth.

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The 49 Best Philosophy Books to Expand Your Mind

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This vetted list of 28 great books will help expand your knowledge, open your mind, and transform the way you think about the world.

How to Hire a Virtual Assistant That Scales Your Time and Business

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Hiring a virtual assistant is a great way to scale your time and business. Learn how to hire an excellent virtual assistant for your team in 7-14 days.

44 Badass Quotes to Unlock Your Potential

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In life, we’re all dealt a different hand of cards. But the cards you are dealt don’t matter nearly as much as how you decide to play those cards. Below you will find 44 badass quotes that will inspire you to be better, live better, and take action.

25 Mental Health and Wellness Tips for Entrepreneurs and Business Owners

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To build a business over the long-term, you need to keep your mind, body, and soul sharp. This article shares the best mental health and wellness tips from 25 entrepreneurs.

What Target V-Necks Taught Me About Life

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This is the story of my obsession with Target V-necks, getting lost in the expectations of other people, and returning to my core values.

How to Be Unpersuasive

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If you want to be persuasive, spread ideas, and elevate causes, you need to avoid these 5 common mistakes that prevent you from being effective.

I Lost $50,000 with One Bad Investing Decision. Here’s What I Learned.

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After losing $50,000 in the market with one bad investing decision, I created this written strategy to help me avoid such costly mistakes in the future. This investing guide is my attempt to learn from and make meaning of my experience. It outlines my investing beliefs, principles, and strategy.

Life Reimagined Insights with Investor and Entrepreneur Breanden Beneschott

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Meet Breanden Beneschott, the CEO of Mechanism, a venture firm that partners with founders to fund, launch, and scale ambitious companies. In this interview, Breanden shares his life and business philosophy, leadership lessons, influential habits, and more.

The End of a 40+ Country Journey of Long-Term Travel

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Long-term travel offers both tasty fruit and painful thorns. This essay explores what I learned and where I ended up after four years of working and traveling to 40+ countries.

Quarantine Morning Routine – How to Reduce Anxiety and Increase Energy in Uncertain Times

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This short and simple morning routine will help you increase your energy, reduce your anxiety, and feel more relaxed during uncertain and difficult times.

15 Inspiring Quotes Kobe Bryant Left With the World

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Kobe Bryant is dead. In his 4 decades on this planet, he showed the world how focus, determination, and an invulnerable will lead to mastery. Here are 15 of his quotes that will inspire and empower you to be better.

How to Win Friends and Influence People Book Summary

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A concise and practical summary of the 30 principles from Dale Carnegie’s classic self-help guide, How to Win Friends and Influence People.

Know Your Limits: Should You Always Send It?

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It’s hard to know your limits until you’ve gone beyond them. This article explores the tedious art of testing and knowing your limits.

Life Reimagined Insights with People, Talent, and Culture Consultant Eryn Peters

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Meet Eryn Peters, a top 50 woman leader in SaaS and an overall phenomenal human being. In this interview, Eryn shares her wealth of knowledge and beliefs about life and business.

Life Reimagined Insights with Entrepreneur and Nomad Zach Boyette

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Meet Zach Boyette, a budding entrepreneur and digital nomad who’s visited 40+ countries in the last 3 years. In this interview, Zach shares his life philosophy, important habits, favorite books, and life lessons.

4 Powerful Lessons from 1.2 Decades of Relationship Mistakes

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After decades of relationship mistakes and honest reflection, I learned four powerful lessons that will improve the quality of your romantic relationships.

Life Reimagined Insights with NBA Strategist Taylor Platt

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Meet Taylor Platt, one of the kindest and smartest people on the planet. In this interview, Taylor shares his life philosophy, important habits, favorite books, and life lessons.

Burning Man Packing List: How to Survive and Thrive on the Playa

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Planning for Burning Man is overwhelming. This Burning Man packing list will help you identify what you need to survive and thrive on the playa.

Naked Yoga, Breathwork, and Ecstatic Dance

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My experience with naked yoga, breathwork, sound healing, and ecstatic dance. Learn how these practices can challenge your worldview, deepen your consciousness, and enhance the quality of your life.

Q2 2019 Life Review

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This is my Q2 2019 Quarterly Life Review. It is a big picture reflection where I celebrate victories, break down challenges, and distill key learnings from the quarter.

What is the Meaning of Life?

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Get the answer to the big question: What is the meaning of life? Learn how to confront nihilism and find meaning in your life.

28 Books that Will Open Your Mind, Expand Your Knowledge & Transform the Way You Live

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This vetted list of 28 great books will help expand your knowledge, open your mind, and transform the way you think about the world.

How to Set and Achieve Meaningful Goals

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This in-depth goal-setting guide will teach you how to evaluate your life, set inspiring and smart goals, and execute on a vision that will improve the quality of your life. It includes free templates and resources.

Q1 2019 Life Review

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This is my Q1 2019 Quarterly Life Review. It is a big picture reflection where I celebrate victories, break down challenges, and distill key learnings from the quarter.

The Truth About Falling Out of Love

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I fell in love with a girl during college, and after 5 years of dating, I broke off the relationship to travel the world. In this article, you’ll find my candid thoughts about the difficult process of falling out of love and moving on.

11 Books That Will Improve Your Decision Making Skills

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A curated list of time-tested books on decision making. Reading these books will improve your decision making across your personal and professional life.

How to Read a Nonfiction Book

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Nonfiction books can radically transform your life. This article teaches you a simple system that will allow you to understand, retain, and apply the key lessons and insights from the nonfiction books you read.

2018 Annual Life Review

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This is my 2018 Annual Life Review. It is a big picture reflection where I celebrate victories, break down challenges, and distill key learnings from the year.

3 Reasons Why Relationships Fail (And How to Avoid Them)

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If you’re interested in building romantic relationships that endure, read this article to learn about the 3 universal killers of romantic relationships and how you can avoid them.

A Letter to My 18-year Old Self

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In the last decade, I’ve moved from a poor kid in Orlando to a Princeton graduate and entrepreneur who travels the world. In this letter to my younger self, I give advice and lessons I’ve learned along the journey.

5 Lessons from My First Year as a Writer

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I started writing to help people, and during my first year as a writer, I learned a lot more than how to write. This article explores 5 lessons I’ve uncovered that are applicable to anyone pursuing a creative endeavor.

How to Survive the Sunday Scaries

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The Sunday scaries can be incredibly overwhelming. In this short reflection, I give a candid look at how I conquered the chaotic river of anxiety-inducing thoughts keeping me up on Sunday night in London.

What Burning Man Taught Me About Death, Dancing, and Intimacy

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In 2019, I ventured to Burning Man, the legendary temporary city in the Nevada desert. I left the experience feeling a deep internal stillness, and I took away important lessons about death, dancing, and intimacy.

How to Make Hard Decisions – Advice From Comedian Kevin Hart

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Your daily choices determine the quality of your life and who you become. In this article, I discuss a decision-making framework used by comedian Kevin Hart’s and how you can use that framework to make better choices in your life.

7 Practices to Increase Your Productivity

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Productivity is not just about getting more done in less time; it’s about getting the RIGHT things done in less time. This article details 7 unconventional practices that will help boost your daily productivity.

2018 Q2 Life Review

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This is my 2018 Q2 Life Review. It is a big picture and deeply personal reflection of the quarter where I celebrate victories, break down challenges, and distill key learnings.

My Mom’s Path to Suicide: Battling the Darkness in a Broken System

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After a decade-long battle with the darkness, my mom committed suicide in late 2017. In this article, I tell her story and provide practical thoughts on how we can move forward as a society.

The Subtle Art of Not Being Right

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We are constantly blinded by our desire to be right, and while being right is often rewarded, it might not always be the right thing to do. If we learn to take a more open perspective, we might just find the answers that we are looking for.

Quotes from 12 Rules for Life by Jordan Peterson

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This article lists 10 thoughtful pieces of text from clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson’s profound and deeply philosophical book, 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos.

A 15-Minute Routine to Crush the Morning

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Are you chronically busy or not a morning person? If so, this article is for you. In it, I detail a simple 15 minute morning routine that will help you have a calmer, more productive day with very little effort and cost.

12 Best Nonfiction Books

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Looking for good nonfiction books to read? Here is a curated list of 12 of the best nonfiction books that I have read. Each of these books has shaped my understanding of the world in important ways.

Take Responsibility Instead of Assigning Fault

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This article examines the critical difference between responsibility and fault. If you don’t understand this distinction, you will drown in misery when things don’t go as planned in your life.

Should You Try to Change People?

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Have you ever had someone try to change you? If so, read this article, which explores our often misguided desire to change people and how we can adopt an alternative approach to inspire and motivate change.

The Big Challenge of Being an Adult

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When we’re young, life is easy. But as adults, we face a more challenging and ambiguous reality. If we don’t learn how to navigate this new reality successfully, we might end up living an unfulfilling life.

12 Practices That Have Improved My Life

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I treat my life as a big experiment aimed at designing an immensely exciting and fulfilling life on my terms. In this article, I discuss 12 practices that have made a profound and positive difference in my life.

2018 Q1 Life Review

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This is my 2018 Q1 Life Review. It is a big picture and deeply personal reflection of the quarter where I celebrate victories, break down challenges, and distill key learnings.

How to Overcome Fear in Life: A Framework for Turning Fear into Fuel

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Fear will either serve us or stunt us. To grow and reach new levels of fulfillment, we must learn to channel and overcome the fears that keep us from taking the more fulfilling path. This article will teach you how to do so.

Finding Meaning in Sudden Death

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I lost my mom to suicide, my mentor to cardiac arrest, and my dog to cancer. These experiences came with deep suffering. In this article, I explore how finding meaning in my suffering has helped me move forward.

Why You Should Stop Reading the News

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I stopped consuming news 3 years ago, but was this the right decision? This article explores why we consume news, problems with news in the digital era, and how we can move forward as conscious consumers.

Unpacking Unit 73: Insights from Revisiting My Youth

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My mom passed 2 months ago and left behind Unit 73, a storage unit with all of my childhood possessions. This article explores the many interesting things I learned and found when I unpacked that unit.

110 Awesome Things I Want to Do Before I Die

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Life is too short to work until your old and never get to do the stuff that excites you. This is my list of 110 things I want to do before I die. This list energizes me and gets me excited about the possibility in our lives.

15 Questions to Deepen Friendships

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This article outlines 15 thought-provoking questions that you can ask colleagues, new acquaintances, and old friends to help deepen your relationships.

How to Build More Meaningful Relationships

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As humans, we have many cognitive biases that limit our ability to build meaningful relationships with others. I explore 4 of those biases in this article and discuss how you can overcome them.

I Will Make You Proud: A Eulogy for My Mom

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My amazing mom, Sheri Rosser, took her own life and passed on my birthday. This is the eulogy I delivered at her funeral to remember and celebrate the 25 years we spent together.

5 Questions to Win Every Morning

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The morning is your opportunity to get the day started on your terms, and it’s too important to leave up to chance. This article discusses 5 questions that will help you dominate every morning.

Essential Personal Finance Principles

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Money, money, money. It’s important, and we don’t learn about it in school. This article discusses 5 essential personal finance principles that will help guide you on your path to financial freedom and abundance.

2017 Annual Life Review

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This is my 2017 Annual Life Review. It is a big picture reflection where I celebrate victories, break down challenges, and distill key learnings from the year.

If You’re Not Pink and Eating Grass, You’re Okay

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In life, things will go wrong. When this happens, ask yourself “Am I pink and eating grass?” If the answer is “no,” then you’re okay. Follow this simple rule, and your life might just improve.

Lessons Learned from Poverty and Wall Street

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This is a story about how growing up in poverty and making career decisions while working on Wall Street taught me the value of starting with why and creating a narrative that works for you.

You Have a Choice

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As humans, we have the unique capacity to choose our response to any set of circumstances. This article explores this fundamental principle and how you can use it to improve the quality of your life.

The Power of Mentorship and Paying it Forward

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This is a story about Howard Sherman, a generous man, friend, and mentor. Through his actions, he helped transform my life and taught me the power of mentorship and paying it forward every single day.

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