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I Wish Someone Told Me These Simple Things at 18

I Wish Someone Told Me These Simple Things at 18

Being competitive is seen as smart. The other night I watched a movie about the Von Erich family. The family consisted of six boys, a strange mother, and a sports father (Fritz). The father treated his boys like soldiers. He was a once-great wrestler but never quite...
Be “Boring” If You Want to Be Successful

Be “Boring” If You Want to Be Successful

Is it just me or is the glamorous life overrated? It feels to me like everyone wants us to be these main characters in these fictional hero stories. Like our lives have each become a Marvel movie with endless sequels. There’s a story about boxer Floyd Mayweather. WWE...
To Anyone Who’s Always Busy, Read This

To Anyone Who’s Always Busy, Read This

In 2019, his startup was acquired for a large sum of cash. Three weeks later one of his boys was dead. A few minutes before he got the phone call, he’d been bragging to his team about how he hadn’t taken more than a week off work. He felt like Superman saying that....