3 mins

The Most Powerful Mindfulness Advice Given to Me

When I ate, I read articles. When I was with family, I worked from my phone. When I drove my car, I called business partners. When I ran, I listened to podcasts. When I went to concerts, I captured photos for Likes. I got more done. I learned more. And I got those Likes. But ...

11 mins

Quora: How can I stop myself from getting clingy in relationships?

Original question: How can I stop myself from getting clingy in relationships? I’m 18 & I’m relaxed in relationships, but normally after 2 months I find myself getting clingy & it puts guys off, even if they were really into me. I hate this & don’t know how to stop this habit. https://www.quora.com/How-can-I-stop-myself-from-getting-clingy-in-relationships — Wow. ...

3 mins

The Power of Role Models (and why I paid premium to meet mine)

“I wanted to come say thank you for all that you’ve done for the Asian American community. Your work and the sacrifices you’ve made have helped pave the way for us all. Because of you, mainstream media recognized that we do have talent. I left my full-time job in tech so I can chase my dreams in food, music, ...

3 mins

Why you must make aggressive mistakes to grow

I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. — Michael Jordan Here are two scenarios on the basketball court: ...

1 min

Not all minimalism is created equal

I minimalize my clothes. You’ll see me wearing joggers and grey shirts 80% of the time. I minimalize my furniture. Give me a desk and a wood floor and I’ll survive. I minimalize my trinkets and souvenir. Please don’t gift me things because I probably will find it burdensome. I minimalize my car. If it’s ...

1 min

Why I’m practicing giving now

If you don’t give 1% now, what makes you think you’ll start to give 1% later? –Tony Robbins At a young age, I told myself that when I become rich, I would give back to communities, worthwhile causes, and the needy. Fast forward to now when I’m 27, I’ve only given pennies of my own savings. ...

1 min

Proud Californian

California and President Trump are going to war with each other California was nothing more than a stepping stone for me. Just another place I had to go through to reach that next level or stage in my life. The world was my oyster, and I couldn’t wait to leave you behind to chase my dreams. But ...

4 mins

Cold showers and the power of habit

What you do every impacts your life much more than what you do every once in awhile. In April 2016, I started an experiment with showering cold for consecutive mornings to test how sadistic I could be. Joking. Sort of. My hypothesis was taking morning cold showers would improve my energy, alertness, speed in preparation, productivity, and ...

2 mins

Simple values framework for effective decision making and lifestyle design

Quite frankly, at first, I didn’t give a damn. But because of you, I know what’s important now. I know what I need to do. — Dante It’s common sense, I suppose, that everyone knows, understands, embraces, and protects her values. However, to me, it was not common practice. No practice at all for that matter. ...

10 mins

Reflections of a Former Growth Pilot and Company Culture

“If your employees leave, they should feel like they’re leaving behind a family.” –friend Call me a lucky guy. I’ve had the great fortune of having loved every company I have served alongside with. It was no different for my most recent venture, Growth Pilots. Parting ways with my companies has never been easy for me. I ...