At 8 years old, I got diagnosed with ADHD. I felt broken. Burdened by a “brain’ that would surely screw me out of any type of meaningful contribution in the world. Every day was a crapshoot. Without knowing how I’d “show up” on any given day, setting goals (and pursuing them) felt like a fool’s game -- and when I’d inevitably fail, it only supported my belief that I was messed up beyond repair. Over the next decade, I spiraled
I believe there are two types of people in the world... ... those who’ve been punched in the face - and those who haven’t. Growing up, I got in a lot of trouble. That meant getting into fist fights. It’s always amazed me how paralyzed with fear someone will get at the threat of getting in a fight. I’ve seen guys freeze up, piss themselves, and pass out... all before a punch was thrown. How does this apply to growing
When I was 28 I came home to find my fiance crying in the kitchen holding her engagement ring letting me know it was over. The truth is... I was a horrible partner. I unapologetically worked 100 hours a week using the justification that I was doing it all for her and our life ahead of us. It was complete *bullshit*. No one had asked me to sacrifice those hours... and if I was being honest, I knew it was
Today I’m gonna talk about this super advanced technology that any founder can use to boost their energy, be more productive, and crush their workday. It’s not a state of the art nootropic. It’s not bulletproof coffee with heaping scoops of grass fed ghee. It’s your sleep. I see you eye rolling through that sleep mask ;-) But here’s why we’re gonna upgrade your sleep quality in this week’s video. If it’s taking you until 2am to fall asleep, chances
Want to know one habit ultra-successful people have in common? They read. A lot. In fact, when Warren Buffett was asked about the key to his success, he pointed to a stack of books and said: “Read 500 pages like this every day. That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. All of you can do it, but I guarantee not many of you will do it.” It’s why you’ll find a bookshelf or library in most wealthy
The first thing I ever built that I charged for was an MP3 burning app. I had just learned Visual Basic in one of my elective programming classes in highschool, and I wanted to see what I could create. The problem I wanted to solve was simple... As one of the few people at the time with a CD burner, I would always have my friends come over to my house and spend hours going through all of the MP3’s
I can still remember the moment I became a millionaire. It took 10 years of failing, getting back up, testing, iterating till finally at 27 years old it happened. I can still remember the specific moment when I found out. I was cruising in my broke down, decade old Jetta when my accountant Marc called me to break the news. He was more excited for me than I was only because he knew how hard I had been working. Also,
When I was 8 years old I was diagnosed with ADHD, and for most of my childhood I felt broken. Taking Ritalin everyday to help me “be normal” left me with a super low self-esteem and many bouts with depression, that almost ended in me taking my life in a drug crazed high speed chase. Three things saved my life...
Want to learn how I manage over 100 virtual assistants to manage all my work? Watch this week’s video. Now, I know what you’re thinking: “Why the hell do you need 100 VA’s?”
It was like writing your own bio, but 10x harder. This is the story of my logo. It started with a call to Gair. I was nervous. You see, he’s the guy I’ve called to help me uncover the visual identity of my last two companies. But this time things were different.