Traveling to escape life

I've had the fortune (and the work ethic) to travel to over 30 countries. A common trend I observe is traveling after a disrupting experience in life. A breakup, losing a loved one or a job are events that lead people to put their clothes on a suitcase, Marie Kondo your stuff into a storage closet for $29.99/month, and jump on a plane to Southeast Asia. Escaping everyday…

From consumer to creator

Today while procrastinating and not doing my job, I saw this tweet. 13 tips for making the switch from a consumer to a creator https://t.co/nEFcHzQAwK— Nathan Barry (@nathanbarry) 29 de enero de 2019 I'm not going to pretend to have better advise on being a creator than Nathan. After all, ConvertKit serves creators and I'm just a dude with a 2016 MacBook Pro. What I'm going…

The 4 day work week

In 1908, the first five-day workweek in the United States was instituted by a New England cotton mill so that Jewish workers would not have to work on the Sabbath from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday. A 5 day work week is, like most things nowadays, arbitrary. In the spirit of questioning assumptions, I'd like to eventually structure my life around a 4 day work week. Here's why: Multiple experiments…

Growth systems

What separates a great marketer from a good marketer is applying some semblance of systems to your role. What do I mean? As a marketer, you can add sanity and predictability to your growth goals with daily, weekly and monthly tasks. Daily - email outreach for link building, join 3-5 social conversations, respond emails, sync with customer success/product, demo calls. Weekly - write a blog post, write a newsletter,…

Second order consequences

Most things we want and actually value are second and third order consequences of our actions. In fact, first order consequences are usually the barrier that prevents us from getting what we want. We tend to overvalue first order consequences, when in reality, we should undervalue them as they tend to be ephimeral and the effects go as fast as they came. A great example is strength training. The first…

Control your day, even when everything is lost

There are days in which things just flow. You wake up effortlessly, do a workout, grab some coffee and slam your morning routine. There are days in which everything that can go wrong, goes wrong. Perhaps you had a late dinner with friends, or an early meeting. Or something threw you out of your game. I’m so used to functioning at my optimal pace, that the minimal disruption to…

We are all evil

So let the reader who expects this book to be a political exposé slam its covers shut right now. If only it were all so simple! If only there were evil people somehwere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who…

Possible futures

I occasionally get a big vision for my future. A huge project that will take many months or years. Something exciting and very worth doing. That's an excerpt from Derek Sivers' Possible Futures, where he talks about differnet futures he thinks about. I love day dreaming. I love imagining different futures for my self. Here's where I'll keep track of each one of them. Eventually, I might pick them up,…

2018 Year in Review

2018 was the best and the worst year of my life. I spent the first nine months of 2018 living in Paris and even though it wasn't all smooth sailing, it was fantastic. Probably the best time of my life. Then, in early September, I broke up with my girlfriend (which I was planning on marrying). I put everything I had into coming back together (we didn't), and then more…

The Perfect Bet by Adam Kucharski

The Perfect Bet by Adam Kucharski

Tricking games can be close to impossible. When the weakest link is out of the game (humans), it’s even harder. But hacking systems can be insanely profitable.…