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Uncomfortable Is Not Unsafe

TLDR: Being uncomfortable is not the same as being unsafe. Avoid things that are fundamentally unsafe, but move in the direction of your discomfort. When I think about my early years of world travel, there are a few times where I genuinely felt unsafe. Those aren’t memories I care to relive, and overall I feel very fortunate to have been to all...

The Latest in Travel Hacking

In what now feels like a previous life, I used to travel around the world almost every month. I slowed down a bit two years before the pandemic started, but I still took time for an international trip every six weeks at most. I was also involved in the early days of the “travel hacking” world. I founded a service, the Travel Hacking Cartel, that...

How to Talk to Someone Who Believes a Conspiracy Theory

I just came from the pizza parlor that doubles as a global headquarters for child trafficking. I counted up some ballots that proved the election was stolen. On the way back, I stopped by the drugstore to fill a prescription. I tried to tell the pharmacist about how 9/11 was an inside job, but she was busy implanting microchips into other customers....

How to Get Better at Saying No

Every request you accept comes with a cost. If you want to be more effective, if you want to “get more done,” or even if you just want some breathing room in your life, you need to say no more often. For some of us, of course, this is easier said than done. The inability to say no is one of the things that contributes the most to overwhelm....

What is the bravest choice you can make right now?

If you want to be more courageous, you have to make brave choices. Sounds simple enough—but how do you know which of those choices to make next? It might be helpful to think about this question: What is the bravest choice you can make right now? I’ve borrowed the question from a post by Jeff Harry, who wrote about his experience...

Do you feel anxious about time? Take this survey!

Do you often feel anxious about time? (I do.) If so, take this quick survey! –> 5-minute survey on Time Anxiety I received a flurry of responses to my initial post on time anxiety, and it’s been interesting to hear lots of stories from readers. To recap: Time anxiety is the fear of running out of time. You feel like there’s...

What’s something you’ve done that few other people have?

Note: I asked this question on Twitter and Instagram and got a flurry of responses. Feel free to add yours or just read what other readers have done.— It’s a simple question: what have you done that few other people have? Think about it, but take note: you might start to list your accomplishments or achievements, and that’s a different...

The Great Resignation: If Your Job Sucks, Now Is the Time to Stop Doing It

If you don’t like your job, what would happen if you walked away? I’ve been asking this question off and on for over a decade. Unless you plan on living forever, why in the world should you devote the majority of your productive hours each week to something you don’t enjoy? All that time, I haven’t exactly been speaking into a void. I...

Change Your Future to Rewrite the Past

“People think that only the future can be changed, but in fact, the future is continually changing the past. The past can and does change. It’s exquisitely sensitive and delicately balanced.” -Keiichiro Hirano, At the End of the Matinee When we think about time, we tend to divide it into three dimensions: past, present, future. We also...

“Idea to Income” Text Message Course Is Live

Link: –> Get the “Idea to Income Course Today! Friends and readers, I made a new course! It’s very simple, doable, and affordable. On yesterday morning’s podcast episode I announced the launch of Idea to Income: a 21-day text and audio-based micro course to help you identify your most profitable idea … all in the palm of your...

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