Our most valuable thoughts are often those that arise by chance at the moments we least expect them. There’s the brilliant business idea when you’re walking down the sidewalk, in no particular hurry to get where you’re going, merely taking in the sights and sounds. The drowsy midnight discovery that wakes you up from your pre-sleep hypnotic trance. The elevator epiphany. Traffic light insight. Bathtub revelation. It’s these random moments that are the raison
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I know a measly dollar isn’t what gets you out of bed in the morning, but hear me out. Early on when starting a business project, it’s all too easy to get trapped in overanalysis—a mindless cycle of perfectionism and overwhelm devoid of any clear course of action. How do I know this? Because I was that guy. Overcoming this loop requires a manual override. The faster you get to the point of monetization,
I’m not qualified to be a digital nomad. I have no idea what the qualifications are, but whatever they are, I definitely don’t have them. The good news? You don’t need them either. Nomadism is a lifestyle choice just as much as having a family and living in the suburbs or traveling the country in a caravan as a touring musician. This is The Sims in real life, and it’s your reflection in the
A dandy is a fashion trendsetter who places a high degree of importance on physical appearance, always staying fashionable, well-groomed and elegantly dressed. Almost to the point of religion, a dandy follows a strict set of aesthetic principles and lives his life in accordance with them. Historically, dandies were very conscious of how they were perceived by others, refining their mannerisms, body language and voice to maintain a nonchalant demeanour. They strived to become
When I walked into my AirBnb for the first time, the birdcage decoration on the coffee table caught my eye straight away. As someone who has spent the past decade working to create a life on my own terms, there was a deeper, more symbolic meaning behind it for me. Despite aspiring to freedom for so long, I realized I had never precisely defined it for myself. I thought about it a lot, I
What is a Polymath? A polymath is someone who has expertise or knowledge that spans a vast number of areas. Polymaths are multi-talented, love learning, and excel in several different fields. You can liken them to a Renaissance man (or woman) in the modern day. Although the term wasn’t used until the 20th century, it’s applied to many of the great thinkers from that period. The term comes from Greek, and means “having learned