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10 Easy Ways To Relax (Without Watching TV or Smoking Weed)

I live what most would call a “bachelor lifestyle”. Traveling to various well-known party cities, and generally doing things that single guys in their mid-late 20s do: work out a lot, read, hit the gym, and chase girls. Living this way is enjoying and relaxing, and I strongly value my freedom. Nevertheless, between work, play […]

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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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How To Set Most Important Tasks The Right Way

Ahh most important tasks, we all love them and use them well. Indeed, the topic of productivity is in vogue, and MITs are the focus of productivity blogs and discussions. Save yourself a lot of time and reading and just know this: for the average knowledge worker, knowing what’s most important and then doing it is a valuable skill […]

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Decision Making Principle #1: Model Success

What do you value?  Do you have values? Do you know what values are? These questions floated around the periphery of my consciousness for some 15-odd years, from young adulthood into my mid twenties. Then, knowing my values became an essentialism for success in every area of life, be it business, health, or relationships. Knowing what I valued allowed […]

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Back in Ho Chi Minh: returning to Saigon after a year of travel

Rewind a year. Me: 26 and FOJ (fresh out of a job). Having saved up a fair amount from my 9-5, I was largely living off savings. Nevertheless, I was thoroughly enjoying life: making money online by freelancing SEO services, and seeing the world. After two years of long work hours, I was finally free. I committed to […]

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