Dan Fries • Personal Development Blog

100+ Life Goals

In early 2016, just after I turned 28, I read a blog post about setting life goals. Having met the writer a few months prior, I was inspired by his attitude, and many of his goals immediately resonated with me. I sought out to develop my own list of Life Goals, with the intention to […]

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4 things I learned from Breaking Smart about the future of work

Every once in a while, I read something that massively changes my perspective and world view. These moments are uncommon, so it’s easy to recognize the Aha! moment when it actually happens. These are often books, less often podcasts, and on very rare occasions, conversations with a friend or colleague. This week, I was fortunate enough to have one of […]

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How To Do Your Morning Routine Every Day, Without Fail

Having trouble sticking to your morning routine? Well you’re in luck because today I’m going to share a small hack that will help you nail your routine with flawless consistency. If you’re reading this post, chances are you’re already awake to the benefits of morning routines. A morning routine builds an incredible amount of momentum […]

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My 2016 Integrity Report

Today I am publishing my 2016 Integrity Report. This is a template adapted from James Clear with permission. I’ve wanted to write something like this for a while, but hesitated because I wasn’t sure how to begin and wasn’t clear on my personal values. Further, seeing James’ reports, I felt that directly modeling his report would be disingenuous. […]

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8 Ways To Improve Yourself: A Quick Guide To Spiritual Growth

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. – Aristotle This quote encompasses many different concepts of personal growth and development: Building habits: the importance of structuring daily life in a way that aligns with our values. Against perfectionism: It’s better to be consistent than to try to be perfect. Long […]

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How To Make Real Progress With Bodyweight Fitness

Parkour, playgrounds and pistol squats — all have one thing in common: they’re all exercises in the new school of fitness known as bodyweight. Lately, people are ditching gyms in lieu of “old school” workouts involving nothing more than the ground below and sky above… A few months ago, a friend recommended the courses at Gold Medal […]

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