Archive for: 2014

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Good Deeds Aren’t Just For The Holidays
December 27, 2014
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Good Deeds Aren’t Just For The Holidays
SHE STOOD THERE, SLOWLY DROWNING IN THE PUDDLE OF HER OWN SOBS. This is a story I’ve never told publicly. When it happened, two girls asked if they could videotape me and make me “Internet famous” (in their own words) for my good deed, but it wouldn’t be right. It wasn’t about me… As I […]
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I Struggle To Justify Buying A Cup Of Starbucks, So Why Did I Just Wake Up And Spend $1122!?
December 19, 2014
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I Struggle To Justify Buying A Cup Of Starbucks, So Why Did I Just Wake Up And Spend $1122!?
This morning I woke up and spent $1122 on Bill Baren’s new “Premium Packages Success System Program”. The following is my self-justification/self-reasoning/public teaching opportunity/meta-analysis of purchasing decisions, self education, and abundance vs. scarcity mindsets. Disclaimer #1: Bear with me…these are not extremely polished thoughts like the ones that will end up being published in The Gap […]
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Do You Prosper, Or Crash And Burn, Because Of How You Do This One Thing?
December 17, 2014
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Do You Prosper, Or Crash And Burn, Because Of How You Do This One Thing?
I got kicked out of where I was staying today… My friend Ana forgot to mention yesterday to her landlord that a 6’2 American male would be crashing the couch during his backpacking expeditions throughout Europe. Yup. Now I’m sitting at what I think is the German version of Blue Bottle coffee in San Francisco, where […]
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30 Person Selfies, Shaking Hands With A Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, and Designing One Hell Of A Life
December 12, 2014
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30 Person Selfies, Shaking Hands With A Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, and Designing One Hell Of A Life
My mind raced as I fiddled around with my less-than-peak-performing computer and spotty WiFi for over an hour as the double decker bus breezed through Norwegian and Swedish countryside this morning. You could only imagine my frustration. Talk about losing patience… Except I didn’t, and that was a new feeling. I mean, maybe the WiFi […]
Lifestyle Design
The Gap Year Experiment Heads To Europe!
December 5, 2014
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The Gap Year Experiment Heads To Europe!
Before I begin…an apology. It’s been over 10 DAYS since I’ve last posted, and while I’ve been working on multiple “experiments” in order to share those insights with you and help you tackle major life decisions in an easier way, I have not been so good at giving you updates along the way. Please forgive […]
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Ultimate Time Transparency: An Experiment In Time Management
November 24, 2014
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Ultimate Time Transparency: An Experiment In Time Management
I stumble out of bed to turn off the phone alarm. It reads 11:00 AM. Shitttttt! Such has been the scene for about a month now. The times change (sometimes, I’m up at 9:30 or 10 AM…other times, not until noon), but the results are always the same. I wake up later than I want to, rush […]
Lifestyle Design
Morning Dance Raves, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Evil Time-Stealing Bracelets
November 13, 2014
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Morning Dance Raves, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Evil Time-Stealing Bracelets
YOU WILL THINK THE FOLLOWING IS SIMPLY SCIENCE FICTION: Sun rises. A robot follows suit. The robot puts on a suit, and says goodbye to his son. Thirty minutes later – no more, no less – the robot attaches itself to a larger machine, where it joins the gear-grinding for eight hours. No more, no less. Robot […]
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1 Man. 1 Year. 52 Jobs…The Ultimate Career Gap Year
November 11, 2014
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1 Man. 1 Year. 52 Jobs…The Ultimate Career Gap Year
JARED: A big part of the Gap Year Experiment mission is to help people become more conscious in making major life decisions. From decisions surrounding higher education (which is where we cover a lot of ground given my current age range, experiences, and pending decisions), to those surrounding careers, mid-life crises, and more, it’s my goal to […]
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8 Overlooked Aspects Of A Successful Day
October 31, 2014
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8 Overlooked Aspects Of A Successful Day
[JARED: I wrote this on October 30th, and while this outlook describes one of my days during The Gap Year Experiment, my lifestyle design mega-experiment during a year away from higher education, the overlooked aspects of a successful day listed here apply to any day you should be looking to live, not just ones during […]
Lifestyle Design
Taking Back Your Freedom To Learn – [The Guide To Becoming an Independent Learner]
October 24, 2014
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Taking Back Your Freedom To Learn – [The Guide To Becoming an Independent Learner]
JARED: I’m excited to share this guest blog post with you all today. Our guest is the wonderful Line Dalile, typing in all the way from Dubai. Line self-describes as an autodidact, who writes poetry AND code (interesting mix, I’d say…). You may have seen her articles in The Huffington Post (and in fact, she […]