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An introduction to stoicism

Worthy: An Introduction to Stoicism (Article)

For Christmas I bought all members of my immediate family a moleskin journal and a hardback copy of The Daily Stoic. I didn’t plan on buying this book. I just knew I wanted to buy everyone a journal and something cool to read. So when I saw three copies left of The Daily Stoic on the bookshelf at Barnes and Noble, my decision became pretty easy. (A copy for my mom, dad, and sister.) Continue reading “An introduction to stoicism”

The Tim Ferriss Show episodes with Naval Ravikant

Worthy: The Evolutionary Angel, Naval Ravikant and Naval Ravikant on Happiness Hacks and the 5 Chimps Theory (Podcasts)

I made the mistake of driving to and from Florida. My starting point was Pittsburgh. I say “mistake” because, during the drive, I listened to two podcasts. These podcasts taught me, among other things, the value of time. Continue reading “The Tim Ferriss Show episodes with Naval Ravikant”

How to land a full-time remote job in less than 20 days

The steps in this guide are the exact same ones I followed to land a full-time remote job in less than 20 days. And during that time, I only spent 1-2 hours a day finding jobs and applying to them. If you dedicate more time, I’m sure you can land one even faster.

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Why I traded $65K/yr and great benefits for unemployment

We spend 35% of our waking hours working.

When I first came across this statistic it depressed me.

While not sleeping I was spending 35% of my time making entrepreneurs and corporations I barely knew richer. I wouldn’t have minded this – in fact I would have enjoyed doing it – if the companies had a mission, vision, and product (MVP) I considered meaningful.
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How to define meaningful and live a meaningful life

Many of us have never taken the time to define “meaningful” even though it’s the most important adjective ever, maybe the most important word ever.

I only had a definition for it after completing the steps below. And let me tell you, it’s now much easier for me to gauge whether I’m doing something meaningful. Simply because I have a definition of the word meaningful and can ask myself a simple question: Is this meaningful? If not, I do something else.
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How to create a self-hosted blog without greedy web service providers

This post was originally published on my old website Meaningful Cafe, which is why the sample URLs and code are based on that name.

This guide shows you how to create a self-hosted blog using Google Domains, Digital Ocean and WordPress. Today we’ll combine these services to produce a strong foundation for a simple blog or full-blown website. The term “blog” is used throughout this guide but is interchangeable with “website.”
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How to only target Twitter followers with Twitter ads

Sometimes you only need to target your followers when advertising or promoting content with Twitter Ads.

Unfortunately, Twitter Ads doesn’t provide an option on the Campaign page that makes you confident you’re only targeting your followers. But after running some tests I learned how to configure Twitter ads to only target the people who follow you.

In this tutorial I show you how to configure your campaign settings to achieve this. In another post I talk about a use case for for only targeting your Twitter followers.

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How to transfer your domain from GoDaddy to Google Domains

In this tutorial I show you how to transfer the management of your domain from GoDaddy to Google Domains. Transferring your domain doesn’t require any technical knowledge and takes less than 10 minutes to complete.

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How to use Twitter ads to 13x engagement with company announcements

Recently I’ve been using Twitter Ads to promote blog posts that announce new features. While I don’t typically trust social media sites for content promotion, I thought I’d give Twitter Ads a shot.

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Always attribute content to revenue, even if measurement is imperfect

Pardon me, but social shares and pageviews mean shit (unless you’re making money off advertising). If your end game as a business is selling products and services, metrics like these are meaningless. They are vanity metrics. Continue reading “Always attribute content to revenue, even if measurement is imperfect”