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A Challenging Question

In talking with Chris Brogan for his new podcast recently, he said something I’ve been thinking of ever since. It was a question that you ask yourself when evaluating new opportunities. This question didn’t actual... Read More

The Goal

1. To wake in the morning full of life and energy, awaiting the day with anticipation and purpose. To step out into the world ready to accomplish a significant task. To engage and initiate instead of merely responding. To tak... Read More

The Calling

Bob Dylan spoke to Rolling Stone recently. I liked these parts: You’ve described what you do not as a career but as a calling. Everybody has a calling, don’t they? Some have a high calling, some have a low calling... Read More

How To Be Unhappy

The pursuit of happiness is as old as modern civilization. Books, elixers, religions, and philosophies are all devoted to it. Happiness is a quest, an obsession, and a universal aspiration. But what does it take to be unhappy... Read More

5 Short Notes on Gratitude

1. When I wasn’t getting extorted or doing drugs in Yemen, I enjoyed touring around with my fixer. Several times, I noticed that when we passed a beggar on the street, he took a small amount of money from his pocket and... Read More

The Free Lunch Movement

You may have heard that there is no such thing as a free lunch. This is untrue on every level, and also a terrible lie. Over and over throughout our short lives, all of us have been given something for nothing. We don’t... Read More

How to Do Big Things

If you want to change the world, follow a dream, or otherwise find your own identity, you need to be able to do big things. In addition to being a prerequisite for growth, doing big things is also a lot of fun. But how do you... Read More

The $100 Investment

Have you ever withdrawn $100,000 in cash from the bank? Me neither… until last week. This post includes a video from last weekend’s World Domination Summit, and a brief explanation on why our team invested $100 in... Read More

You Can Do That? Great. Go Ahead.

When I shared the story of a man who tightroped across Niagara Falls, someone said, “That’s easy! He had a safety harness.” Every day I hear from someone who thinks my quest to visit every country in the world is in... Read More

Fame vs. Community: The Small Army Model

I don’t often discuss news articles or reblog things from elsewhere, but I loved a recent article on an independent musician who recently raised $1.2M through Kickstarter for her new album. A couple of things struck me ... Read More