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Find something you love to hate

I don’t want anchovies on my pizza, but I don’t hate them. I don’t care enough about anchovies to hate them. We have to love something or be scared of losing something we love to hate anything. I often hate writing. I hate the thought that I’m going to dedicate my life to doing it, […]

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3 simple rules for success

There’s lots of advice out there these days, so it’s tough to hear the wisdom in the noise. But sometimes, you hear something that rings so loudly with Truth that it’s hard to ignore. Whether they’re his or not doesn’t matter, because when the compelling Chris Voss uttered his ‘three truths of life’ they hit […]

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Last night I thought I died

I don’t dream much, but every few years I have a dream that sticks with me; as vivid as if it were real. The other night I had one, and in it, I died of COVID. At first, it was all running around as one does in dreams, trying to figure out what was going […]

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Not doing what you love is insane

Way back when Apple was still making great stuff, Steve Jobs would occasionally drop a bomb line that made a hell of a lot of sense. He was that kind of guy. One time, he explained that you have to love what you’re doing because it’s insanely hard to be successful if you don’t. He […]

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Your best is the score

I didn’t try very hard at school. Luckily for me, I didn’t have to. I was smart enough to come home with a pretty decent report card.  But the results didn’t make me happy. I’d put nothing into them, and so I got nothing out of them. I’ve since failed many times, at things I […]

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How to flake on your friends and fuck up your life

I’m a pretty flaky guy. And I’m not talking about a skin condition. I flake out on my friends, the gym, my degree, relationships. You name it, I’ve given up on it. I’ve even gotten pretty close to flaking on my whole damn life a couple of times. We’ve all got that one really flaky […]

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How do I figure out what to do with my life?

“How the fuck do I figure out what to do with my life?” my little sister asked the other day. I laughed. Then I text her: lol “Or maybe that’s just me,” she replied at the same time. I think she knew that wasn’t true before she finished typing it. How many people do you know […]

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Why your excuses are making you unhappy

If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably made a lot of excuses over the years. This blog right here came through about 5 years of excuses. At least. Ever since I was a kid. When I think about it, most of them were actually lies. “Sorry Mum, but she hit me first!” (I doubt my little […]