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A Thought Experiment: “What If I Lost Everything…” (How To Use A Gratitude Journal)

February 18, 2014 in Productivity
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Imagine waking up tomorrow and not having any of the comforts that you’ve worked hard for years to obtain or the support systems that you’ve become completely dependent on and accustomed to. You have no money in your bank account. No network of friends or family to help you. No degree to fall back on. […]

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How to Become the Host of ESPN Sportscenter and Discover the Productive You — with James Swanwick

March 14, 2013 in Podcast
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Welcome to the newest episode of the Hack The System show! You should subscribe to this show on iTunes. The Hack The System Podcast is your access to interviews with the world’s foremost experts on blogging, lifestyle design, traveling, and life/system hacking. In short–you’re going to learn how to kick ass. In this episode, I sit down […]

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How to Make An Article Go Viral — My Video Presentation (in Italian!) from the BiT Tourism Conference

March 3, 2013 in Productivity
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Today, I’m coming at you from London, UK. (Are you in London? Come to my meetup on Tuesday) About a month ago, I left my cozy apartment in NYC to start traveling in Europe—starting off by lecturing at a travel conference in Milan. On February 15, I gave a short talk entitled ‘How to Make […]

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Find Your Gateway Drug — The First Step to Life Change

December 27, 2012 in Make Money
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[Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Alan VanToai of SimpleCrew.] If you’re thinking about developing a new habit, starting something new, or making a lifestyle change, of course you want to consider the big picture. It’s important to have a long-term vision, but it can be easy to get lost in it. Whether […]

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A Reddit Postmortem — How to Get to the Front Page of Reddit, and How to Make it Explode Once You’re There

December 20, 2012 in Make Money
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“Get in the car,” he said. “Ok man, I need you to take a right on Mayfield, and drive about 200 meters,” I said, holding my iPhone precariously in one hand. “How’s that?” he responded, pulling over just over the sidewalk (he never was a great driver), just in front of Casa Italiana. “Perfect. What’s […]

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