Get to know me: My Top 10’s

In regards to me not having an entire 10 for a lot of these lists…It makes me sad. I guess I need to have more adventures, read more books, watch more movies, and learn new things that excite me! Also, I’m thinking about changing the name of this blog to “Retired until 35!” The new…

Stanford & Y Combinator Startup School

I never thought I’d say this, but I’m going to back school for a reason that’s NOT partying. lol. Stanford University & Y Combinator have joined forces, along with many Silicon Valley CEO’s, founders, and powerful minds in the Startup world to offer free online education. Here’s the link: https://www.startupschool.org/ Here’s a link to my notes…

The last year of my 20’s

I turn 29 today and I’ve been very introspective about my goals for this final year in my 20’s.  I want to make this year about learning and experimenting.  If you’re wondering why I’m planning like this, it’s kinda like when the reporter in Forrest Gump asks, “Why are you running? Are you running for world peace?…. ”…

My Travel Expenses

Nutshell 6 months into the trip (October 2016-March 2017): About $50 a day, NOT including all flights. About $55 a day INCLUDING all flights. These are approximates for South Africa, Indonesia, and Australia for 4 weeks): 30% on accommodation-30% of travel has included free accommodation Would be about $22 a night if I had ZERO…

Daily Reflections

This is the 1st journal of my life. I’ve enjoyed reflecting and want to keep it up throughout my life, but trying to start at 28 is not an easy task. If you really want to make writing daily reflections a priority in your life, I would start as young as possible and try to…

“Planned” VS. Actual Travel Itenerary

Planning is very important in life, but sometimes part of the planning can be not to have a plan and trust that your sense of adventure, spontaneity, and some good karma will bring you to the places you’re meant to be and will love!

France. July 19-August 19, 2017

Rolling hills, vineyards as far as the eye can see, adventure sports, spectacular beaches, and towns like Monte Saint-Michel that rival any man made masterpiece that Europe has to offer.  France is full of beauty, history, adventure, and of course some of the world’s best food! I was lucky enough to have met a very…

Tony Robbins; 4 book notes

If you don’t know who Tony Robbins is, or are the type of person who thinks that motivation speakers are corny, get on Netfilx and spend 115 minutes getting to know him. It’s a great documentary! Here’s a preview: Tony is incredibly successful and has been writing writing books since the 80’s. Here are my…

DGAF Books 

Not giving a f**k books: Make quick decisions and stick to them. Once it’s made, move onto the next thing. Never obsess over one decision whether right or wrong. 1. The subtle art of not giving a fuck – So many options makes us stressed out. – Find what’s important to you and focus. DGAF…

Language Learning

I have a goal of becoming bilingual.  Spanish makes the most logical sense for me. In order to this, I’ve always thought that the best way is moving to a foreign country and giving myself no option besides speaking their native tongue.  In three days at an orphanage outside Buenos Aires with no English speakers,…

Eating Meat: My Research & Thoughts

I just spent 4 hours listening to the Blinks of the books below.  I am going limit my meat intake big time for good.  The list of negatives is just too long to keep eating meat when their are so many healthy substitutes. One thing I do love is sharing food with a friend who…

Thinking, Fast and Slow

This book is interesting, but  I suggest reading or listening to a summary (I like Blinkist) rather than taking the time to read the entire book.  It’s too long winded and scientific, and academic for me. SUMMARY: Human minds have 2 systems: System 1- Impulsive, instinctive automatic,  intuitive. This system is legacy of evolutionary past….

Tool for Titans

This is another Tim Ferriss bestselling book. Tim has become one of my favorite writers, podcasters, investors, and basically one of the first people I listen to and learn from in making life decisions. There is no single path to success. Learning from others expands your horizons and encourages you to continue working through failure,…

Weird Ideas That Work

I’ll keep this one short because it’s repetitive to a lot of the books I’ve read and posted on.A lot of the principles remind me of the The Rainforest. Innovation comes from constant innovation, often with frequent failures. Who companies should hire and how should they innovate: 1. Hire nonconformists 2. Penalize for inaction, NOT…

7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Here’s my summary, mostly based off of a new app I just started using: Blinkist. I’m not going to fully endorse it yet, but in the 2 hours I’ve spent on it I really love it. It’s basically a database of very good Sparknotes for self improvement and business type books, articles, etc.  Anyways, the…

Defeat Mega-Agents. Book Notes

This book is for Real Estate Sales People. If you’re not one, stop reading and find something better. lol If you are a Realtor, and you’re willing to act outside the box and experiment with new ideas for lead gen, I highly suggest this book. It helps get the creative juices flowing. The value in…