Do you hear that sound? Listen carefully. Can you hear it? That’s the sound of you hitting your head against the wall. That’s called a BONK! It’s the sound you hear when you’re stuck or lost or when you’ve reached the threshold of your ability. (It’s also the sound you hear before you pick up the phone […]Read more "Breaking The Bonk And Bursting Into The New Year!"
I just read a really upsetting article on the economics of online fame which mentioned how YouTube star Meghan Tonjes was headlining a concert “to screaming, crying fans” and the festival folks were making bank off her, but meanwhile she was broke as a joke and didn’t even know “whether she’d be able to afford […]Read more "I Am Addicted To The Internet"
I was having dinner with a friend the other night when he pulled out his phone to show me a New York-based life coach on Instagram. He’s 27, gay, has 125K followers, and is also a fashion model, personal trainer, writer, and self-described “influencer.” I scrolled through his feed of gorgeous photos, which led to binge-reading all […]Read more "You Weren’t Born To Be Basic, You Were Born To Be Bold"
My feelings fluctuated between excitement and terror as I sat there waiting at the gate. Excitement because of the possibilities and terror because of the uncertainty of it all. I didn’t want to waste my in-flight entertainment before I even boarded the plane, so I spent the hour and a half on my iPhone instead. I texted family and […]Read more "Welcome To New York"
Here’s a small example of a powerful phenomenon. For the past month and a half, I’ve been telling everyone that I’m moving to New York on October 15th. This was (sort of) a lie. No flights had been booked, I had a car and an entire storage unit of furniture to sell, I had no job, […]Read more "This Is How It Works: The Blueprint For Creating The Life You Want"
A little over a month ago, I posted the following status on Facebook: “Just a reminder that Facebook is not real life, it’s just a highlight reel. Just because I’m taking smiling selfies in new countries everyday doesn’t mean I’m not also living in a total state of anxiety about the uncertain future. The best […]Read more "The Facebook Facade"
In two weeks I’ll be leaving the safety and comfort of my family home and moving to New York City. I currently have no place no live, no job lined up, and only a handful of acquaintances there. But I’m really not worried. One of my favorite quotes is “jump and the net will appear.” […]Read more "Jump And The Net Will Appear"