Here’s who I am and what I’m working on in 2021. Follow Nik while you’re at it, too. 😃
I’m a traveler, blogger, vlogger, and online course creator. Here are my social media handles.
When I write I normally focus on millennial personal development, politics, creativity…
“You are good enough.”
I have a fatal flaw.
I rely on the praise and adoration of other people to determine my worth. It’s a horrible habit. I’d say it’s right up there with smoking or drinking, and like both of those things, it’s just as addicting.
Throughout my day it’s easy to bombard myself with negative self-talk like:
Furthermore it’s just as easy for me to engage in hyper-people pleasing to justify my worth as a human being.
Here’s a chart showing my unrealized losses in the crypto markets over the last month.
I knew I wanted to start a blogging business five years ago when I first read Adventurous Kate’s travel blog.
She talked about how she traveled the world, got free rooms, got free experiences, and even got paid to blog on her website.
As a long-time writing enthusiast, starting a blogging business like Kate did really appealed to me.
The problem was, I had no freaking idea where to start. What was affiliate marketing? How do you setup ads on your website? How do you get traffic? …
“When you’re 20 you care what everyone thinks, when you’re 40 you stop caring what everyone thinks, when you’re 60 you realize no one was ever thinking about you in the first place”
Who knows if the above statement is correct, but given how little I think of pretty much anybody else, let’s say, I’ll wager it’s true.
People don’t care about you as much as you think.
“Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.”
I don’t know about you, but I fall into that latter category more times than I care…
I guess I should just patent a weekly Medium news roundup or something.
Yes? No? Whatever.
Last week Medium sent out yet another stimulus check to their top writers. In total, they divvied out a whopping $575,000. Let me break it down really quick.
So, if you were in the top 2,000 writers on Medium, you made some money.
That’s pretty dope.
They did this last month as well, which came as a shock…
“If you look at some of the inflation concerns that you and I both have, the U.S. Dollar may actually be the riskier asset than Bitcoin.”
That was Anthony Pompliano talking to Jim Cramer about Bitcoin on his podcast a few months ago. Here’s the video referencing the conversation.
You know, what Pomp just said is actually pretty ridiculous when you think about it. Come on. Bitcoin, a currency that’s been known to lose 40% of its value in a week, is less risky than the U.S. dollar?
I forgive you if you want to laugh him out of…
Today I listened to Alicia Keys and John Mayer sing a medley of “If I Ain’t Got You” and “Gravity” together in New York City.
The video is from 2017, but here I was at 11 AM on a Thursday, giving a big middle finger to my work, listening to these creative geniuses serenade me with beautiful notes.
Most people who know me well realize that I’m going through something right now. A little soul-searching. I bought a plane ticket to Mexico in April just to get away from everyone.
My goal was to come here and basically train with…
“In investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”
That’s my favorite quote from my favorite human being to ever walk planet earth. Ben Franklin. Statesmen, Diplomat, Inventor, Scientist, Writer, and all-around badass.
The guy knew a thing or two.
In 2021 I decided to take his advice to heart and try to read 1 book per week. You might think that’s ridiculous but what if I told you my friend Megan Holstein was trying to read 100 books this year? She is. She’s keeping everybody updated via her newsletter. She inspired me.
So far I’ve read about 15…
Around three years ago I embarked on my first “work abroad” adventure.
I remember buying my one-way plane ticket to the Philippines, wondering how I’d balance spending time with my girlfriend, seeing a new place, and working abroad all at the same time.
Back then I was probably making about $3,500 per month as a blogger.
I had an online course I sold to my audience, and I was just learning the ropes of owning my own business.
A lot of people reading this might’ve been searching online about working abroad for a year, or how to work abroad, and…