How to automatically send your subscription newsletters to your Kindle

 I don’t know about you but I hate reading long pieces of text on my computer. If something is going to take me more than 6 minutes to read then I rather be laid back on the couch, with a distraction-free reading device on one hand and (ideally) a cup of coffee on the other.  I knew there was a solution for sending online articles straight to my Kindle — there’s a chrome extension for that — but finding a way to do …

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5 miles a day

I recently challenged myself to run 5 miles every day for 30 days. This is not easy for me. I usually only run 5 miles when I’m with my running club. When I’m alone, I rarely run more than 3. Now I’m doing more than that, AND consecutively? So yeah, this challenge is a pretty scary thing.  I honestly don’t know if I’ll be able to do it. But I’m doing this for exactly that reason. I love taking on challenges that …

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My Battle With Honesty and Personal Gain

A few years ago I attempted to create an online business. It was a website called Smart Archery. In it, I reviewed crossbows. It made money through affiliate links. I went through many challenges during this project. I had to learn how to make a website, then how to write, how to sell, how to SEO, and more. The biggest challenge for me, however, was the fact that I had to lie. I had to pretend I was an authority in a …

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Our Thoughts Are More Interesting Than They Think

The thoughts that go on inside your brain are complex and nuanced. So much so that they don’t belong in the real world. To take them out to the real world, you have to re-package them with limiting tools — i.e., language and your ability to wield it. This inevitably leaves out some of the meaning behind your original thought. And it’s often forgotten. I believe everyone has interesting thoughts daily. Thoughts that are relatively unique. And perhaps helpful, if only they …

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Was moving to the U.S. worth it?

I recently got the chance to visit Mexico for the first time in 15 years. This is the place where I was born, and where I spent the first 10 years of my life. As you can imagine, I was very emotional during this trip.  To get reacquainted with the places and people that used to be part of my life was such a special experience. So many thoughts and emotions (both negative and positive) finally resurfaced. It was overwhelming. Throughout all …

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The Podcast Wanderer

On March I listened to 73 episodes from 45 different podcasts. Many of those shows were new to me, and there’s a good chance I won’t come back to many of them again. That’s not because those shows were bad — It’s simply because only one particular episode intrigued me, so I already got what I wanted from them.   I like to think of myself as a “podcast wanderer.” This is a term I came up with to describe people who …

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Surrounding yourself with successful people (through podcasts!)

Being around successful people is empowering. It causes you to expand your idea of how far you can reach. This is why I believe growing up in big cities — specifically places with a high concentration of successful people and an abundance of opportunities — can be a huge boost. To not raise your children in that environment (if you have the means to do it comfortably) borders on negligence. But that’s a topic for another day. I often hear the quote, …

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Don’t be a completist

How many chapters have gone unread because I didn’t want to take on the whole book? How many days of exercise have I skipped because I didn’t want to drain myself completely? How many blog posts have gone unwritten because I didn’t have a neat conclusion? I bet if I wasn’t determined to have conventional standards from the start, I would learn and grow a lot faster.

My Favorite Podcasts of March 2019

My Full Catalog (click here to view larger version) I love podcasts. I often say they have educated me more than school ever did. The more time passes, the more this is true. The problem is that the more time passes, the more podcasts there are, and the more podcasts there are, the harder it is to choose what to listen to. That’s why I started publicly documenting all the podcasts I listen to in the hope of helping people make more …

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Be unapologetic about your methods.

Some people argue about the superiority of old-fashion reading. They may have a point, since there are studies which conclude it helps you retain more information than listening. Even if that’s true, I think it is wrong to look down on people who choose to listen rather than read. The reason why is because there’s something valuable about removing friction.   I once heard someone tell a story about a person asking his priest what translation of the bible he should get. …

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