Ten Things I Learned From Tony Hawk

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I can’t believe how jealous I am of Tony Hawk. He is three months younger than me. He was the world champion of skate boarding for 12 years in a row. He’s sold a billion dollars worth of video games. But that’s not why I am jealous of him. Every single day since he was […] Read On…

How To Quit Your Job the Right Way

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When I was at a corporate IT job, I kept wondering: What are all these people doing? Many people were on the phone. Or were already outdated by new software systems. The corporation wouldn’t fire them until much later. When layoffs were mandated. But they were mandated. And they lost their jobs. And now I […] Read On…

Are You a Wanderer?

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It started when I lost millions of dollars in a day. It ended when my marriage ended. This year. What an f-ed up year. I was lost. I was gone. I was destroyed. It was the best year of my life. First, in February, I lost an enormous amount of money and then got sued. […] Read On…

How to Tell a B- Story

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I scratched my back until it bled. And I never stopped. My back right now is a bloody Jackson Pollack painting. A bathtub of blood. Doctors don’t even touch it. Very attractive. My best feature maybe. Shows every stress etched into my body over the past ten years. But whatever. My point is this: I […] Read On…

How to Find Two Million Dollars in the Morning

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“Oh! I forgot to tell you. I accidentally made two million dollars this morning,” Dave told me. We were standing in his kitchen. We had been hanging out for awhile when he suddenly realized he had this story to tell me. “How could you accidentally make $2mm?” “James, its really funny. This friend of mine […] Read On…

Ep. 163 – Jesse Itzler: 6 Simple Steps to Becoming Self-made

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“Everyday is a new day.” …unless you have a routine. Then it’s just “eat, sleep, shit, repeat,” like they say in Billions. “Don’t you want to create memories? Don’t you want to build your life resume and get as much out of life as you can?” Jesse Itzler said on my podcast. He’s the co-founder […] Read On…

The One Thing I Will Always Regret

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I regret passing the crying woman on the staircase inside the Chelsea Hotel. For three floors, as I was walking up, I kept thinking of things to say to her but then I just walked right by her and heard her weeping. I used to regret starting Vaultus, my wireless software company. I lost everything […] Read On…