In 5 days, I’m moving to Rio De Janeiro Brazil…and I could not be more excited about it.
Ipanema Beach – Where I’ll Be Living
This journey begins with the conclusion of a special one.
Two weeks ago was my last day at SinglePlatform. My experience there made the past 2 years the best ones of my life and I couldn’t be more fortunate to have spent everyday with such incredible people. I love you guys.
So…uh…why are you doing this?
Well, there’s a lot of reasons.
If I had 100 million dollars, here’s what I’d do consistently after an egregious vacation:
Live in a beautiful place with great friends
Create and do things that help people lead happier, more fulfilling lives
Work on improving and better understanding myself
Consistently spend …
We humans are a funny bunch.
We run and lift weights to get better bodies. We study to get good grades and improve our professional acumen. Some of us even spend time in the sun browning our skin because we think it will make us more attractive!! Arrribbaaa <333
But it seems like few people intentionally work their get more of everything they ever wanted muscle.
In my experience, the most ubiquitously available key to getting more of everything you want is becoming more comfortable with the uncomfortable.
Some call this courage. Others call it a tolerance for rejection.
Whatever you want to call it, the gap between where we are today and where we want to be is often inaction rooted in fear.
The crazy …
I try to only share actionable and inspiring stuff on Life-LongLearner, but a bunch of peeps told me they really liked this article I shared on my tumblr so I’m reposting it here.
A little less than a month ago I took a 10 day trip to China where I visited Shanghai, Biejing, and various parts of the Yunnan province (mostly Lijiang).
I thought I’d share what the trip taught me about China, myself, travel, and my general worldview…as well as pictures in front of China’s version of Paul Bunyon .
In order to properly frame my learnings, here are some candid observations I had. I recognize that many of these are influenced by my peer-group of American ex-pats in addition to my own …
It’s time to be publicly accountable!
In November of last year I posted a set of goals for 2013 on this here tablet with the hope that it’d keep me accountable for accomplishing all that I wanted to.
Well it’s halfway through the year and I figured I’d let the team know how I was holding up. But first…
Did posting my goals publicly actually help with progress?
Absolutely. It comes down to understanding the human condition: there’s a theory that we all strive to be congruent and consistent with whatever we say we’re going to do because it signals integrity, a quality which we strive for.
I found this to be absolutely true. I was motivated by my desire to remain consistent with …
In this edition of the Life-Long Learner Show (that’s right I’m calling it a show now), I sit down with Jason Shen, Co-founder of Ridejoy and The Art of Ass Kicking.
Jason is an accomplished dude across the board: National Champion Gymnast, Y-Combinator Alum, Stanford Grad. The guy has done some cool stuff which made this interview really fun to do.
In this interview we talk about:
Some surprising benefits of being authentic about your self-improvement journey
A primer on rejection therapy: what it is, why he did it, and how to get started if you want to push your comfort zone
How evolutionary biology plays a role in human behavior
The power of branding a “habit change” and how this can actually make behavior change …