Hard choices, easy life

When someone is in the midst of a big decision, I offer them some advice. I tell them that the harder choice is often the right choice.

I’ve been giving this advice to people since high school. There wasn’t a specific event that brought me to this conclusion about decision-making. I said it one day to my high school sweetheart and it just made sense. It was one of those rare occasions when the subconscious let’s a truth about life slip into the conscious mind. Continue reading “Hard choices, easy life”

Life-changing lessons learned from Naval Ravikant

While driving back to Pittsburgh after a month in Florida, I listened to two episodes of the Tim Ferriss Show podcast. They made the 14-hour drive the most productive drive of my life. Each episode featured Naval Ravikant, the CEO and a co-founder of AngelList.

The episodes with Naval are the first Tim Ferriss Show episodes I listened to and, since listening to more, the episodes with Naval remain my favorite. Everything he says in them was new but familiar to me at the time. It all just made sense.

Finding someone who speaks to you like this is rare. Naval revealed life lessons to me that I’ve been trying to uncover for years, only I didn’t know I needed to uncover them. I just knew I was looking for something. He told me what that was. Continue reading “Life-changing lessons learned from Naval Ravikant”

Transcript of Robert Greene’s Yale talk on radical realism

Worthy: Robert Greene’s Yale Talk on Radical Realism (Transcript)

I don’t typically like transcripts. They’re often wordy and poorly edited. I almost always prefer the audio version of the content. But this one is great. It reads fast and you learn a lot about the “power game” that naturally exists among humans. This game is referred to by Robert Greene as part of the Machiavellian reality. To hold a position of power in life, you need to understand how this game works. Continue reading “Transcript of Robert Greene’s Yale talk on radical realism”

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”