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Quiet Money: Finding Financial Calm in a Loud World

“People who live far below their means enjoy a freedom that people busy upgrading their lifestyles can’t fathom.“ — Naval Ravikant Money can sometimes be a mysterious and anxiety-inducing topic, as it’s intimately connected with both our ability to care for ourselves, and even our self-worth in some cases, but it’s also often confusing and […]

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September 6, 2021

Adopting an Artisan's Work Model

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Adopting an Artisan’s Work Model: Sustainable Success

“The place to improve the world is first in one’s own heart and head and hands, and then work outward from there.”  — ROBERT M. PIRSIG, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values Many of us know that the hustle and productivity culture of the Western world simply doesn’t work, no […]

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August 9, 2021

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An Introduction to The Enneagram

“If there is any one secret of success, it lies in the ability to get the other person’s point of view and see things from that person’s angle as well as from your own.” — HENRY FORD I first heard about the Enneagram in 2017, took the quiz, and filed my results alongside the Myers-Briggs […]

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July 8, 2021

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A Recalibration of the Culture of Work

“Forty hour work weeks are a relic of the Industrial Age. Knowledge workers function like athletes—train and sprint, then rest and reassess.” -NAVAL RAVIKANT Forty hour work weeks, which originated during the Industrial Age and were meant to protect manual workers from unfair labor conditions in factories, simply do not apply to today’s knowledge and […]

July 2, 2021

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A Whole Year
of Lovely

Somewhere along the way our society decided that being busy was a status symbol. Fast is addictive and the illusion of busy fools even the most well-lived among us. Yet slow helps us think more clearly, consume more wisely, succeed more easily, connect more deeply, and experience more causeless joy. It's about having the luxury to take the time when we want to, and the ability to be present and at ease - wherever we are. 

Five Prompts for a Lovelier and Less Hurried Life