Author Archives: dj

Why You Should Live as Debt-free as Possible

The farmer in debt, lying awake at night, can, if he listens, her it gnaw. If he owes nothing, he can hear his corn grow. Robert G. Ingersoll It must be the way I was raised, but I’ve always hated … Read More

Whose Thoughts Are These?

Last Fall, one of my best friends sent me this Tweet: I was shook. Because – aside from throwing my health to the wayside – I pretty much live my life in accordance with the beliefs laid out in this … Read More

7 Things I Learned from Sober October 2019 + November’s Challenge

Another Sober October has come and gone. Insert cliche about how fast time goes here. At the beginning of the month, I set out to not only challenge myself to complete sobriety for a month, I also added some other … Read More


My Dead End Job: How I Became Self Employed (Part 1)

When I graduated college, I was beyond excited to start my career. I had succeeded in the academic world – earning both good grades and various extracurricular awards – and thought the same principles would net similar adulations in my … Read More

Sober October 2019

More than four years ago (man, time flies), I did a pursuit of individual excellence and wrote about it here. This was one of the most transformative months of my life and I vowed to repeat the challenge consistently. Alas, … Read More

75Hard: 3 Undeniable Truths I Uncovered

For those of you who are not familar with the work of Andy Frisella, The MFCEO Project or 75Hard, I suggest you check out the podcast now. It is, hands down, the best raw business and life advice podcast I’ve … Read More

The only two habits you need

Life is chaos. The unexpected happens everyday. Health scares. Relationship dynamics flip overnight. Money evaporates into thin air. All of these things occur frequently and disrupt our seemingly stable foundations. And they are all out of our control. I believe … Read More