Good Escapism, Bad Escapism

I love escapism. But there's a good kind and a bad kind. The good kind is when you escape from a narrow world into a broader one.  You allow your mind to take you where your body, for whatever reason, cannot go.  You refuse to accept the shackles of external circumstance and exogenous suffering,…


Easy Answers are Not the Same as Simple Answers

Most of the time, the simplest answer is correct.  No need to overcomplicate, especially when it delays action. But there's an internal sleight of hand where "simple" gets swapped with "easy". A simple answer is one that doesn't require mental gymnastics to understand.  An easy answer is one that…


The Power of Feeling Good

It's the small stuff. I've never been good at massive, long-focused, epic tasks.  I'm impatient, bore easily, and prefer 'done' to perfect. I'm restless too, and easily discontented.  I'm a fan of discontentment in general (see here), but in a given day, it's hard to get as much good work done if…


133 - Dia De Muertos, Creating Structure as an Unschooler, Superhero Movies, and More with NL Morehouse

The most popular guest in show history is back! NL joins the show to talk about a wide range of topics including celebrating Day of the Dead, unschooling, starting a business, and a lot more. Topics Discussed: Why did NL decide to celebrate Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead) Celebrations from other…


The Data Tells You Less Than You Think

Do the stuff you feel in your gut.  Do it well.  Do it all the way.  Do it every day. Let the data say what they say.


The Wonder of the Hard Fork

I love Bitcoin and all things crypto/blockchain. One of the most amazing things is happening before our eyes.  Not just a new form of money, contract, and digital scarcity, but a new process of solving disputes. Bitcoin split into two different versions back in August, after years of debate between…


"The world doesn't need one more blog/book/podcast": It's not for the world, it's for you...

https://youtu.be/EizWbxsxcPo There has been a trend recently of popular content creators online talking about how there are too many blogs, too many podcasts, and the world doesn’t need more. Apart from the obvious irony, they miss the most important value creators get from creating content. Sure…


How to Play Life with House Money

A Praxis participant recently asked what to do if you feel you're putting too much pressure on yourself to succeed. This isn't the only or full answer, but the first thing that came to mind was this pressure-relieving technique that unleashes "self two" (to borrow from the book The Inner Game of…


New Book is Here

A longish series of blog posts has been turned into a book! Buy it.  You know you want to. 11 Lessons from Bootstrapping a Non-Tech Startup


The Best Way to Get a Better Job...

Be the best employee at your current job. Seriously. If you half-ass one opportunity, no one will want to hire you for another. Don't stress that your current work isn't your life's dream.  (Nothing will be, because it shifts and changes all the time).  You won't get stuck there if you're so good…