Balancing Inflows and Outflows

Imagine that everyone has a bucket, and they fill it with tasks. At the bottom of the bucket is a hose that is constantly draining it at some rate, which represents completing tasks. The tasks are your obligations in life, your work, and your responsibilities. We all know people with overflowing buckets. It almost doesn’t… Continue reading Balancing Inflows and Outflows

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Сау болыңыз 2019

Another year gone! For the first time, as I read through old monthly updates and scrolled through my yearly calendar, I was shocked at how quickly time had passed. Things that happened last February felt as though they were just a few months ago. In some ways this year was very dense. For the first… Continue reading Сау болыңыз 2019

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Should You Focus on Strengths or Weaknesses?

I saw an interesting debate on Twitter recently between two guys who were debating whather it was better to focus on one’s strengths and leverage them for results, or whether it was better to shore up weaknesses and become more well rounded. The conversation caught my attention because it really is a common situation people… Continue reading Should You Focus on Strengths or Weaknesses?

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Monthly Reports

A few years ago I started writing a monthly report to a few friends sharing my progress on CruiseSheet. My primary motivations for doing so were that these friends were interested and asking about it anyway, and I felt that they might hold me accountable or offer me some good advice along the way. Those… Continue reading Monthly Reports

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Las Vegas Update

Four years or so ago I bought a small condo in Las Vegas. I did it almost entirely because it seemed like a great deal and because I visited Vegas sometimes, and not at all because I intended on moving to Las Vegas. Since then, things have escalated. I now live in Las Vegas full… Continue reading Las Vegas Update

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My Routines in my Home Bases

One of the main reasons my friends and I have bought home bases around the world rather than just relying on AirBnBs is that it makes it easier to develop good routines in each one. I’ve found that having a good routine in a place and going back to it over and over again is… Continue reading My Routines in my Home Bases

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Working Up the Ladder

One of my worries in blogging is that people will get the impression that I am always at 100%, ready to be my absolute best and live up to the principles I write about. I think I’m there a lot of the time, but I have my slow and unmotivated days just like everyone else.… Continue reading Working Up the Ladder

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Positive Things About School

I’m about as anti-school as anyone can get. I dropped out of college and can’t begin to convey the joy and relief I felt when I knew that I’d never go to school again. The costs of school have risen to such absurd heights that it now represents a poor value for more people than… Continue reading Positive Things About School

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Crushing Persistent Problems

Not every problem in life requires overwhelming force applied to it, but I find that the best way to resolve issues that keep cropping up is to go totally overboard and crush them completely. I used to always try to post blog posts in the beginning of the week. Then that soft deadline slid to… Continue reading Crushing Persistent Problems

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