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Book Review: Essentialism | Greg McKeown

April 8, 2015 12:47 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Few books have completely reshaped my thinking on life as much as this one. I came across Matt D. Smith’s article Essentialism several months ago (currently my blog is completely ripped off of his styling). This book challenged a lot of my core beliefs about being busy, staying productive, and in general trying to live a full life. It freed me to explore what’s important...
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Your Strongest Muscle

March 28, 2015 9:23 am Published by Comments Off on Your Strongest Muscle

If you’ve ever run for longer than five minutes you understand how the mind can be your worst enemy. Nearly five years ago when I began training for my first marathon I began to understand the power of training my mind to stop fighting me and start fighting for me. By default, our minds crave comfortably sitting on the couch, eating unhealthy food, and binge-watching Netflix… With training,...
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Two Words I’m Eliminating From My Vocabulary

March 26, 2015 3:00 pm Published by Comments Off on Two Words I’m Eliminating From My Vocabulary

I read a quote a few years ago that has changed my life. Five years from now, you’re the same person except for the people you’ve met and the books you’ve read. ― John Wooden (I’m not sure if John Wooden was the first one to say this phrase but we’ll credit it to him since that’s what I found on the internet.) Through reading...
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A Passion for Automation

March 16, 2015 11:29 am Published by Comments Off on A Passion for Automation

Over the past few months there’s been a reoccurring theme in my conversations with friends, the books I’ve read, and the things I’ve listened to. I keep coming across questions like “What excites you?”, “What are you passionate about?” And my personal favorite: “If money, time, and education were not an factor what would you love to do?” As I think through these things I...
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