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The essence of my philosophy is this:

  1. You don’t have to live your life the way other people expect
  2. You can do good things for yourself and help other people at the same time
  3. If you don’t decide for yourself what you want to get out of life, someone else will end up deciding for you
  4. There is usually more than one way to accomplish something

In short, I’m interested in the convergence between highly personal goals and service to others.

Return of the Annual Review! Let’s Do This! (I mean, if you want.)

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WDS 2019 Tickets On-Sale Now: Join Us Next Summer for a Grand Adventure

Link: Join Us in Portland for WDS 2019! For 8 years, we’ve brought together amazing and remarkable people from all...
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WDS Videos Are Now on YouTube!

Link: WDS on YouTube For the past eight years, I’ve worked with a small team to produce an annual celebration...
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Sometimes The Best Thing You Can Hear Is “It’s Going to Be Okay”

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The Future of the World Domination Summit

Way back in 2011, 400 adventurers gathered in Portland, Oregon to consider an important question, “How do we live a remarkable...
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Limited Time: “Born for This” Is Just $1.99 from Major Booksellers

Link: Get Born For This for $1.99 This week my publisher is running a special promotion to discount the digital...
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Language Matters: Lessons in Editing from Mr. Rogers

I went to see the Mr. Rogers movie last week (“Won’t You Be My Neighbor”) and found it as heartwarming...
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168 Hours: What I’ve Learned Tracking Every 15 Minutes of My Week

For the past two weeks I’ve been tracking every 15 minute interval of my life. I borrowed this time-tracking practice...
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No Reservations to Parts Unknown: Thank You, Anthony Bourdain

I wasn’t always an Anthony Bourdain fan. My first exposure to him came when I read a critical comment he’d...
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Don’t Make Important Decisions Out of Desperation

One of the best things about having more than one source of income is that it provides security when something...
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If You Want to Make Money, Don’t Study Hard in School

If you want to make money, question the rules and don’t study hard in school. That’s the finding of a...
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The Truth Is a Terrible Thing, But Not Compared to Falsehood

Reality isn’t just what someone tells you. They could be lying to you, or they just might be speaking from...
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What Is Your Personal Moonshot?

A moonshot, according to the ubiquitous WikiPedia, is a “is an ambitious, exploratory and ground-breaking project undertaken without any expectation...
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I’d Like to Hear Your Stories About Failure

In many of the talks I’ve done, I’ve noticed that one topic comes up over and over: failure. What’s your...
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Choose a Long Life, Be Forgotten Immediately Afterwards

Even if you’ve never read Homer’s Iliad, you’re probably familiar with parts of the story. Much of it is about...
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Decide for yourself what you want, then find a way to make it happen.