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Testing Assumptions

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 April 8th, 2011

When people recommend you on LinkedIn it helps establish your credibility.  In this day and age a LinkedIn recommendation could mean the difference between getting and not getting  a job.  So how do you get a person who you’ve done business with (who is probably busy as shit) to write you a recommendation? I get […]

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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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Austin on January 5th, 2010

And how you can too. (Source: TimFerriss) “Austin built two profitable companies while traveling abroad and having the experiences of a lifetime.” -Tim Ferriss, New York Times Best Seller, The 4-Hour Workweek On December 31st, 2009 I was featured on Tim Ferriss’ blog. Tim Ferriss, the author of The 4-Hour Workweek, is practically a legend […]

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Austin on November 16th, 2009

Photo: Alphabet Soup by cdw9 As a blogger, one of the easiest ways to lose credibility online is by using poor English.  It’s hard for people to trust you if you can’t put a proper sentence together. I was not an English major, so needless to say, I’m often appalled when I look back over […]

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