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Austin on June 1st, 2012

I was recently inspired by my friend Reece Pacheco to make monthly changes in my life and routine.  He’s calling his concept 12experiments, and it stems from the idea that you don’t need a big event (like New Years), to make or test changes in your life.  My change for this month is: Writing I […]

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The majority of people believe it is too difficult, or even impossible, to actually “work” while embarking on long-term world travel. “How could you possibly accomplish anything productive and bring in income while constantly on the move?” If you are part of this group of naysayers, I’ve got news for you: A growing number of […]

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Austin on June 21st, 2011

Waking up early can change your life!  Early morning time is peaceful.  You can use it to do creative work, take time to yourself, or for learning – things that are so easily lost once mid-morning’s hectic hand knocks at your door. Here are 11 tips for waking up early so that you can enjoy […]

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(Itacaré, Brazil – 2010) There is nothing more daunting while traveling the world than checking in to find a full email inbox.  The same goes for Facebook and Twitter communications!  The following are 8 tips I’ve found to help minimize trivialities and keep from feeling overwhelmed when I get online for the first time after […]

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I had the honor of doing an interview with Carlos Miceli from OwlSparks last week.  Carlos is a great friend and colleague and we had a fun discussion.  Here are some of the topics we cover in the video: Thoughts on minimalism and mobile lifestyle Taking a break from blogging to focus on entrepreneurship first […]

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Austin on March 2nd, 2011

This is a short video I recorded (apologies for the low quality) when I was backpacking in the High Sierra Nevada Mountains in California.  In it, I drink water directly from a lake and explain why it is important to take extended periods AWAY from technology. It is important to take time away from your […]

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Austin on February 17th, 2011

“It’s the age of the informed and educated musician, and if you think sending demo tapes is still the way to go, you’ve got a harsh reality to face.” D.P. writes, sings, and produces all of his own music.  He once created a full album in 48hrs and documented the entire thing on YouTube.  He […]

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Just like when a professor takes tenure in academia, it is also appropriate for a blogging entrepreneur to take time away from blogging. I haven’t written a post for over 7 months, and before that, my posts were pretty sparse.  In a lot of ways, my online presence died. The thing is, my blog has […]

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Austin on February 27th, 2010

(source: !borghetti and szeke) I value socializing and meeting new people on the weekends.  In San Francisco (my current city) this can get expensive.  A round of drinks for 4 people can cost upwards of $40.  If you buy 3 rounds of drinks during a given weekend, you are spending a minimum of $120. I […]

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