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Find the Why: Uncovering the (Sometimes Hidden) Reasons We Do the Things We Do

Underneath the things we do, there are almost always deeper reasons. In order to make the best decisions and live the best life, we should figure out what they are.

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2017 Retrospective: What went right? What could have gone better? How will I improve going forward?

For many of us, 2017 was a pretty rough year. In this post, I’ll take a look at my 2017 experience, and how I’ll use that information to improve my 2018.

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Read the Label: What we risk when we outsource our identities.

Labels define how other people perceive us. It’s time to rethink how much control we’re giving up when we assign labels to ourselves.

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The Ultimate Life Hack: How to Do the Right Thing Every Time

Why is it — even though we KNOW what’s right — we often end up taking shortcuts and doing the wrong thing? Here’s how to be your best self, every time.

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I’ve spent 2 years living abroad in Airbnbs. Here’s what I’ve learned.

In 2014, I claimed travel is not only possible, but cheaper, healthier, & more productive than living at home. 2 years & 13 countries later — was I right?

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How I’m Looking at My Past to Improve My Future

We all look at the past sometimes and think about what went wrong. Here’s a simple exercise to make sure reflecting on our past is building a better future.

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Only Keep Score Against Yourself

Success is not how much money you make. It’s not how much stuff you own. It’s not your job, your status, or your rank against the neighbors. So what is it?

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Why you should never feel guilty about “wasting time”.

If you worry that trying new ideas might be “wasted time”, consider this: I lived in a van and wore eyeliner for two years — and I owe my career to it.

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How to Have Great Ideas: Write Everything Down

If you’re waiting for inspiration, you’re doing it wrong. Great ideas don’t happen overnight — you have to make sure you give them a chance to grow.

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Why do I always feel disappointed after I get something I want?

It’s tempting to always push for more. But does it actually make us happy when we get it? Why aren’t we happier after we achieve our goals?

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