I Failed at 1,001 Things. Here’s What Happened Next:

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Every day for five years I wrote 3000 words a day and they all sucked. I wrote four novels and maybe 70 short stories. I sent every novel to about 40 agents and all the publishers. I only got form letter rejections back. Finally I gave up, left my job, moved cities, my girlfriend left […] Read On…

Ep. 176 – John Wallace: The Power of Humility

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He denied Bill Clinton’s phone call. He just lost the NBA finals championship. “I was inconsolable,” John Wallace said on my podcast. “I didn’t want to talk to anybody. I didn’t want to talk to Bill Clinton. I didn’t want to talk to my mom…” “But doesn’t that make you a sore loser?” “You show […] Read On…

What I Wish Someone Had Told Me Before I Had Children

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Having children is awful. The first night I was the father of a child I left the hospital as soon as everyone was drugged up and I played poker all night at the Mayfair Club. Ingrid, at the front door, refused to let me in until I insisted everyone was drugged and there was nothing […] Read On…

Live Like You Just Escaped

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I hated living with my parents. Disgusting. 90 minute commute to New York City. In my suit. My tie. My shoes. My laces. “Tie your laces!” I don’t know how. I was afraid all the time. Would I get fired? Would I have no friends? Would life suck forever? Yes, it would. So I moved. […] Read On…

I Have No Confidence… So This Is What I Do

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I am nervous all the time. Going to a party, I always try to back out at last minute. Even a party I threw last year, I tried to not go and three people had to call me and convince me to come. Business deal – I am scared right before every meeting and will […] Read On…

Pick Me For Vice-President. Here’s Why:

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In 2014, I was going to run for Congress. My assumption was that the congressman in my district was weak and would lose. He still might. A major presidential candidate at the time contacted me. He wanted to endorse me. I’ve since met him. I met his pollster. I met the man working for his […] Read On…