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You’ve probably been told growing up that being intelligent and hardworking is how you’d go places in life. Yet oftentimes you see people with similar backgrounds and similar amounts of talent, drive, and work ethic, yet the end results of their lives are drastically different. Why? The answer, like reality itself, is complicated. But here’s one important piece of the puzzle: What you choose to “work” on have a huge impact on where you end…

LISTEN TO THIS EPISODE ON SOUNDWISE Nature has seasons. Your body and energy system have cycles. They exist for a good reason. On your journey to fulfill your purpose on earth, there’re also cycles. I call them “dharma cycles”. The dharma cycle consists of three phases– transformation, transition, and service. Your job in each phase of the cycle is different. And when you’re aware of the phase you are in and align your actions with…

Any creation process has two essential aspects: inspiration and execution, which corresponds to the masculine and feminine energetic qualities in each of us. You need both the masculine and the feminine qualities to bring any new creation into being, just like in the creation of a new life. As a society we culturally worship the masculine. In school and work, we are taught mainly to speak the language of the masculine–i.e., structure, hard work, analysis,…

If you want to achieve something that’s bigger than who you are right now, you need to be bigger than who you are right now. That seems pretty obvious, right? But few people actually manage to do that. And there’s a reason for it. In this video, I talk about the internal shift that will give you so much more courage, resilience and creativity in pursuing your dreams. It’s four simple words, yet infinitely powerful.…

Three months ago I decided to learn web development (read about how it happened here). In early-September I enrolled in Hack Reactor. Since then, I’ve been coding for 13-14 hours a day almost every day. I thought I was an efficient person before, but really had to up my productivity game to accommodate the intense coding schedule. I’m sharing with you some simple practices I tried that’ve helped me get everything done while staying healthy and sane. If you skim through…

A few years ago I was in Arizona one weekend learning horse whispering (just a fancy name for a style of horsemanship that focuses on building rapport with, instead of using force on horses. Actual whispering is entirely optional and probably futile). I’ve always loved horses but had little experience with them. To get things started, the trainer made me stand in a round pen by myself with a chestnut colored beauty. “Let’s first test…