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Give yourself a year to see the big picture

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  1. Write about money
  2. Pick a bubble and stay in there
  3. Get distracted by other pursuits


Be the most helpful human being on the planet

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Two women blog at a desk with coffee.
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  • Blog posts are stories
  • Stories are just problems with a solution
  • You can write about yourself while teaching others

If you’d want your friends to read it, write it


Everything you do for yourself has a direct effect on your readers

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1. Being a selfish human


You don’t have to quit your job either

A man floating above water with an old camera in his hands.
A man floating above water with an old camera in his hands.
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  • Your inner productivity monster is…


Shift your perspective to a win-win outlook on life

Two girls looking sad in an old car.
Two girls looking sad in an old car.
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There’s always a taller mountain to summit.

A young man stands alone in front of a towering mountain.
A young man stands alone in front of a towering mountain.
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According to a small think tank of creators

Two girls on a cliff look out toward the ocean sunset.
Two girls on a cliff look out toward the ocean sunset.
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Are you top or bottom-shelf wine?

Girl with black hair wits in a chair with a fuzzy pillow while working on her laptop.
Girl with black hair wits in a chair with a fuzzy pillow while working on her laptop.
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  • You spend years learning a particular skill. Maybe you’ve spent your entire life dedicated to a craft.
  • Your friends take notice, and they ask you to photograph their event, make them a website, or commission a painting…


Self-reflection is a powerful tool.

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Three friends skipping rocks into a lake
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Ryan Porter

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