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The Ultimate Guide To Being An Introvert

John Waters, the movie director, told me the other day where I could go if I wanted to kill myself. I suspect he was even more of an introvert than me. I’ll tell you where he suggested in a second. A few months ago I was at a dinner where everyone was “networking”. I was […] Read On…

I Bombed And Then This Is What Blah Blah

There was total silence. I’m not sure if anyone laughed at a single joke. First, I prepared to be bombed. I spoke with the comedian Jim Norton. I said, “I’m afraid it will be a disaster.” He said, “The fear goes away when you realize that bombing is survivable.” I spoke to the MC of […] Read On…

Ep. 223: Scott Steindorff – Addicted to Life

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The cocaine made his throat close. “I was about to die”. He wanted to be an actor. He wanted to be creative. He had dreams. And working real-estate for his father wasn’t one of them. “I didn’t want to come down,” he said. “Why’d you do it?” “I really wasn’t happy with myself,” he said. […] Read On…

The Ultimate Guide To Achieving Peak Performance In Life

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(rules, “non-rules”, and bibliography and a “tl;dr” for each section) I wanted to get better at poker. I showed up at the local underground club and within ten minutes I was out $1000 and I went home. My wife said, “Did they scam you?” My sister said, “Was it mafia?” No. I sucked. I went […] Read On…