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La Revedere, 2013

I'm always amazed at just how much happens in a year. At the end of each year, grateful for a gimme topic to write about, I sit down to write this post. And each time my first thought is, "Yeah, but not that much happened this year." Then I go through my archive for the year and look at the titles of my posts, and I realize that the previous year's farewell post seems to have been forever ago, and that tons has happened since then.

Some quick highlights of the year:

1. I bought an island with nine great friends. I've already written about this ad naseum, but it's one of those ridiculous life goals that you hope might actually come true, worry that it might be too farfetched, and then is every bit as good as you had hoped when realized. I'm really grateful to all of the people bought in and trusted me to make it happen, and for the sellers who were great to work with. This upcoming year is going to be an exciting one for the island.

2. We made some huge progress on Sett. We opened it up to the public and now have over 4500 blogs hosted, growing at a steady 10% per week. We're still in our infancy, but I'm really proud of the platform we've built, and I'm humbled every day by the great blog posts people host with us. Even if your only interaction with Sett has been reading my blog, you've been a part of the process, and I'm grateful for that.

Self Discipline vs Going With The Flow

On The Awareness Blog

Ever since I began getting homework in school I've had trouble with having the discipline to do the work.

Here I'm going to outline the 10 beliefs that go along with both mindsets, to help you and me to see clearly the two sets of beliefs, how they feel different, and how one leads to productivity and one leads to procrastination.

Go with the Flow

I call it 'Go with the Flow' because that's how I believe life should work when I feel this way. Notice the word 'should', already this is indicating I am resisting how things actually are, and wanting that they be different.

1. I should find my passion. I'm not enjoying my work because I'm not doing what I love. If I had something I cared about I would love working and I'd be living a fulfilling life.

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