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The Nuts and Bolts of Running Your Own Business

Starting a business can seem daunting. Between taxes, expenses, marketing, business types, and creating actual value for your customers, it’s pretty easy to decide that your million-dollar idea is just too hard to think about. But clearly, people actually follow through on their ideas, or I wouldn’t be writing this on a MacBook Air on […]

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Do You Even Meditate?

To meditate properly, you need to be sitting in the full lotus position on top of a mountain just before the sun rises. As the rays of the celestial body crest the horizon, an eagle will land near you. If this does not happen, you’ve done it wrong and will gain no benefits whatsoever from […]

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Essentialism: How to Do More by Doing Less

In today’s world, it’s hard to know what we’re supposed to be doing. Freedom of choice is a great thing to have, but when the internet makes us painfully aware of every awesome choice we’re currently making, it’s easy to try doing it all and end up overwhelmed. I was pretty overwhelmed myself this year, […]

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Do You Have to Be an Expert to Start a Blog?

In the internet age, we have unprecedented power to share our knowledge and thoughts with the world through blogs, podcasts, videos, or a mass of robotic carrier pigeons. But what if you don’t feel like you’re qualified to share anything? In this episode, we’ll talk a bit about how much you should know before starting […]

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5 Questions on Starting Your Own Business

“I’m not a businessman, I’m a business, man.” These wise words, uttered by the great Shawn Carter, are something all entrepreneurs can aspire to. But how does one actually go about becoming a business, man? In this episode, we’re going to be answering these questions to find out: How can I prepare for starting my […]

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How to Use the Feynman Technique to Learn Faster (With Examples)

There’s a quote that’s often attributed to Albert Einstein which goes: “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” Whether or not Einstein himself actually said this (it’s never been properly sourced, so it’s likely he didn’t), it’s still an insightful observation. It’s also one that yields a pretty powerful study […]

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What It Takes to Open a Coffee Shop

The best coffee I’ve ever had came from a place you might not expect. Since I travel quite a bit and can do most of my work from anywhere (both a blessing and a curse),  I’ve been to coffee shops in New York City, San Francisco, Portland, San Diego, Austin, Denver, Tokyo, and more. As indicative […]

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Never Run Late Again: 5 Tips for Becoming an On-Time Person

If you regularly find yourself running late, I’ve got a few tips for you today that should help you solve that problem. Before we get into the five tips I’ve got for you below, let’s first answer the question: Why are people late? Disregarding people who are always late simply because they’re disrespectful poopheads (to […]

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Philosophy and Love and Stuff

I was sitting in an NYC hotel room four years ago when my friend Sean told me I needed a plan for jumping ship. Running a college website was a gig with an expiration date, he said. Eventually, I’d graduate, move on to the next stage of my life, and steadily lose touch with the […]

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