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Back to Work

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 I fought like a madman to make it happen. And I achieved it….for a few ..
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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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The Ultimate Cheat Sheet to a Life of Freedom

Cheat sheet to create freedom in your life: 1) Avoid unhappiness instead of chasing your dreams. 2) Use an integrated approach. 3) Embrace frugality. 4) Explore minimalism. 5) Avoid hedonic adaptation. 6) Build alternative income. 7) Invest for passive income. 8) Practice gratitude. 9) Think big with a five year timeline. 10) Enjoy abundance. More ..
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