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Interviewed by Chris Desatoff

Recently Chris Desatoff, a fellow Internet marketer, asked me a barrage of questions in an email. I figured it was worthy of answering in a post and calling it an official interview. So here it is, based on his exact questions to me: What has Patrick Meninga learned about happiness and gratitude through this wacky ..
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Back to Work

Special update: My coworker, Nikel, needs your help. Check it out if you will…. ###### Goodbye, sweet freedom. I didn’t want you anyway. I only thought I did. It was all a myth, you see. The allure of a 4 hour work week….It sounds so seductive when you are working 40 hours+ each week. So ..
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Creation and the Paradox of Total Freedom

Let me give you a piece of chocolate. Let it melt in your mouth for a moment. The name of this chocolate is creation. According to Albert Camus, there are really only 3 basic choices in this world. In a seemingly uncaring and hostile universe where we are searching for some sort of meaning….. The ..
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The Art of Learning Podcast with Josh Waitzkin and Tim Ferriss

Maybe you are familiar with the movie “Searching for Bobby Fischer.” That movie is based on a young world class chess player who went on to become world class in martial arts as well (Tai Chi). That person is Josh Waitzkin and he is an expert at learning at a very high level. The guy ..
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Radio Shack and Mortal Kombat Taught me How to Choose Yourself

I used to work at Radio Shack. Each morning, another male coworker and I would show up early in the morning to open the store. The first thing we would do each day is to put that song (from the video above) on the big speaker system in the store and blast it as loud ..
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The Never Ending Fountain of Gratitude

What if we don’t really want freedom at all? It’s a scary question. I have been driven for the last few years based on the idea that I would be happiest if I had “total freedom” in my life. Freedom to do whatever I want, when I want. Without being tied to the daily grind ..
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