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What is the most important factor in being happy?

being happy

The other day I woke up angry. I was remembering all of the people who I felt I did many good things for and now they don’t like me. I started to list all of the reasons they hate me. I started to think about arguments I would tell them to SHOW them how wrong […] Read On…

This Life Hack is So Easy It’s Trivial…

life hack

This life hack is so easy it’s trivial. I am almost embarrassed to share it because it’s so obvious. And yet so few people do it and this one technique has made me millions of dollars. That almost sounds scammy: “It’s made me millions of dollars”. What can I say about that? I was dead broke […] Read On…

How To Identify Your Strengths and Weaknesses

strengths and weaknesses

I knew everyone’s secret crush and I wrote them down. I had a spiral bound notebook with that metal spiral that would poke out and scratch me whenever I carried it. It hurt. But that is the path a hard-core 11 year old journalist / spy must take. Every day I’d look around and if […] Read On…

Ep. 213: AJ Jacobs – Podcasting, Then and NOW

aj jacobs

My first podcast is 24 minutes long. It’s just me. No guest. The topic: “Why College Is a Waste of Time.” Then I did one about my book “Choose Yourself.” One week later, I got 30 minutes with Robert Greene. Then an hour with Tucker Max, an hour with Gary Vaynerchuk, and an hour with […] Read On…

Diversification is a Super Power…Here’s How to Diversify Your Life

diversify

Design by: Pamela Sisson The only way to survive, to get off the floor, to build, to have ideas, to create businesses, to have flourishing relationships is with diversification. And with the greatest invention since the wheel, the internet, it’s easier to do it now than ever before. 1. DIVERSIFY IDEAS People ask me, “when I’m […] Read On…

30 Things I Did Before Turning 30…

turning 30

Got depressed because my dad went broke, lost our home, and went insane. He’d cry all the time, ask me ‘what’s wrong with me?’ and listen to music until he died. Got depressed because the first ten girls I asked out didn’t like me and said no. Two actually ran away before I finished my […] Read On…

The Most Important Choice You Can Make

important choice

“Oh, I forget, you don’t even know. I have terminal Stage 4 Cancer,” he said. My friend had popped up on my text just a few hours before this. “You around later?” Sure. We hadn’t seen or spoke to each other in 18 years. It’s because I hold grudges. 18 years ago I got upset […] Read On…