Author Archives: DJ Podgorny

How I Think About Moving

I moved back to Chicago a little over a year ago. And, as I’m coming up on my one year anniversary in my current apartment, I’m starting to wonder how long I will stay. On one hand, change is exciting. … Read More

Momentum

Momentum I had been on a hot streak for the last few weeks. I had my diet dialed in. I hit my workouts. I’ve been extremely productive in my career and hitting all-time highs with my podcast. In other words, … Read More

Cut Yourself Some Slack

Cut Yourself Some Slack This is an article I’m writing for myself. Well, I guess everything I write is pretty much for me (I am a staunch narcissist, don’t forget!), but this one especially so. I’ve been extremely hard on myself … Read More

This is the Life I Chose

This is the Life I Chose “It’s not supposed to be easy…that’s why it feels so fucking good.” — AWOLNATION (a true modern poet) I’m a big fan of Impact Theory’s podcast hosted by Tom Bilyeu, one of the founders of Quest Nutrition. … Read More

Why You’re Sabotaging Your Future Happiness

Why You’re Sabotaging Your Future Happiness “Honesty is a very expensive gift; don’t expect it from cheap people.” — Warren Buffet I’m going to open this post by bragging: I read a lot. I’m a nerd. This is what nerds do. Currently, … Read More

Why Going Bald at Age 24 Was The Best Decision I Ever Made

Next week, I turn 26 years old.* Twenty-six is an interesting year to me. I’ve now lived a quarter-century of life, which is both a lot yet nothing at all, in the grand scheme of things. It’s also funny to … Read More

How to Destroy Impractical Sadness With Little Thoughts

How to Destroy Impractical Sadness With Little Thoughts This dood could be grateful there are benches to sit on I like to think I live a pretty happy life. But, from time to time, I get down. You can call it anxiety … Read More

How To Stop Falling Victim to the Trap of Learning

How To Stop Falling Victim to the Trap of Learning When I ask my most intelligent friends how their current jobs are going, the most satisfied will typically reply with something along the lines of: “I’m learning a lot!”. Their job … Read More

How to Overcome the Fear of Risk in a Daring Career Change

How to Overcome the Fear of Risk in a Daring Career Change Are you going to idealize the future or start living it? I recently exchanged messages with a good friend. They were stressed out for various reasons, but the one that … Read More

The Most Important Thing I’ve Learned in 25 Years of Life

The Most Important Thing I’ve Learned in 25 Years of Life “All I know is that I don’t know nothing.” — Green Day In 2015, Colts quarterback Andrew Luck was interviewed in front of DePauw University students as part of a course on … Read More