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…

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…