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Austin on January 2nd, 2013

A few months ago, I went to the Burning Man festival in Nevada.  This was my third year and as always, it was a hugely inspirational experience. It gave me some time to reflect on what I’m doing with my life and inspired me to write this post.  I originally jumped into the tech startup […]

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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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Austin on May 20th, 2012

I recently hiked the 96 mile Maah Daah Hey trail with my mom and brother.  It was one of the most physically challenging yet rewarding things I have ever done.  As I was hiking, I couldn’t help but notice how analogous this backpacking trip was to building a startup. The trip was NOT easy.  I […]

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Austin on March 24th, 2011

It’s been repeated like a broken record, and I’m sure I’ve repeated it many times through this blog:  Entrepreneurship is a roller coaster.  You have extreme highs and extreme lows.  If you are not manic-depressive before going into entrepreneurship, there is a good chance you will be on the other end.  The highs outweigh the […]

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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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That’s right!  Write yourself a $1,000,000 check.  No joke. If you want to be successful, you need to know that you are worth it.  Success starts with a belief in yourself, the knowledge that you are “making it”.  To quote the philosopher Goethe: “Concerning all acts of initiative and creation, there is one elementary truth, […]

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Austin on February 1st, 2010

“What does success mean to you?  How do you achieve it?” We asked over 30 talented bloggers from around the globe these 2 questions.  The result was a SUCCESS, literally.  The SUCCESS ebook was created with the intention of inspiring others.  It is a collaboration of wisdom from many of the world’s up and coming […]

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