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current priorities

I pause and reflect to see what I am doing. While I am obsessed with speed, I must be even more obsessed with direction, else I’ll be going nowhere fast. Currently, I see my time divided into 3 projects: bartending, marketing/startup, and interpersonal skills. Bartending – Mastering this craft aligns with my several of my ...

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it’s been two weeks since my last post

When it comes to writing, I’ve forgotten my most cardinal and sacred motto: done is better than perfect. Hell, even if it’s just one line a day that I write, regardless of how beat up and tired I am, I should fucking do it. Well then. Today I went above and beyond with 3 lines.

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independence day

Independence isn’t acquired by running away from your captors. You have to face them head on, fight, and earn your freedom. No matter how far I travel, away from the woes and troubled relationships, I will always be a prisoner to if I do not ascertain my true independence from them. A person can have ...

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My friend’s cousin passed away recently from leukemia. He had a will for his family members. A few thousands when to this person. Another few thousands went to another. There was a catch to the money given – a dying wish you may call it. The money is to be used for specific things. “Bitches ...

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window of escalation

When a woman gives you the green light… When a coworker says something that pisses you off… When anyone does something that triggers your positive or negative emotion… There’s a short time frame for you to respond and act. That time frame is called the window of escalation. It doesn’t work for you to come ...

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pushing back on mentors

It’s important to have people in your life that call you out on your bullshit. That’s where mentors come in. I’ve got plenty in my life. And when they speak, I listen. At least, that’s what I’ve always done. In the face of authoritative figures, I take in their nuggets of wisdom with gratitude. I’m ...

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right direction

I feel like my life is heading in the right direction. And it feels fucking good. Work is good. Family is great. Growth is happening. My core values are making progress: family, fitness, freedom, and fervor. Except the last one. I’ve been slacking on the whole “save the world, planet, and all of humanity” element ...

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feeling grounded

I arrive back to San Francisco feeling rejuvenated. Being home with family and friends really does wonders. I’m reminded not of how much farther I must go, but how far I’ve come. San Francisco represents a state of mind. It’s a grind – to live life, grow, connect, love, and fucking hustle. The dosage is ...

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“no” man

I’m accustomed to being a “yes” man to extreme lengths. There’s nothing I wouldn’t try. And most things, I’m confident I can do given enough time and practice. Based on my core values and global beliefs, I’m inclined to always say “yes” to anything. This has served me well. I’m blessed to have seized opportunities ...

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healthy disrespect for authority

Similar to how one needs a healthy dose of skepticism, one must have healthy disrespect for authority. People in authoritative positions, whether rightfully or wrongfully so, should not be assumed to be omnipotent. For there always exists a chance they could have assumed their positions by being promoted by incompetents, or by taking advantage of ...

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