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Post Originally Appeared on Thought Catalog Recently a friend of mine told me that as human beings we spend the first half of our lives collecting, and the second half of our lives determining what to keep. Having just celebrated my 39th birthday these words hit home and it got me thinking about the lessons…

Read more 38 Lessons That Took 38 Years For Me To Learn – Originally appeared on Thought Catalog

Photo Courtesy of Mitchell Jordan “Michael, Michael, Michael. You are not going to believe it. I won the lottery. After 18 years of applying for a visa to The United States of America, I got in. They accepted me. I won the lottery. It has been my lifelong dream.” At exactly 3:04 on a Tuesday…

Read more I WILL NEVER LIVE IN AMERICA AGAIN – Originally appearing on Thought Catalog

  Post originally appeared in Thought Catalog and re-posted in Thrive Global On a cloudy October day in 2010, a girl stopped into a fleeting ray of sunshine, tilted back her head, and smiled, and in those three seconds of sunshine I fell in love. In that exact moment I remember thinking to myself that she was…

Read more IN ORDER TO FIND THE LOVE OF MY LIFE, I FIRST HAD TO FIND MYSELF – Originally appeared in Thought Catalog

Photo courtesy of Mitchell Jordan & Post originally appeared in Thrive Global As a coach I am fortunate enough to spend time with interesting people who are going after what they want and building meaningful careers. The more time I get to spend with people like this, the more I have realized that the secret to…

Read more 10 CLICHED SAYING THAT ARE ACTUALLY WORDS TO LIVE BY – Originally appeared in Thrive Global

Post originally appeared on Thought Catalog If Tim Ferriss is the “Oprah of Audio”, that means that Ryan Holiday has to be on the short-list for being named the “Pharrell of Marketing and Book Writing”. Rarely on the cover, but if you dig a little deeper you will find his fingerprints everywhere. From some of the worlds most influential…

Read more 23 LESSONS I LEARNED ABOUT LIFE, DOING WORK THAT MATTERS AND WRITING BY READING RYAN HOLIDAY – Originally appeared in Thought Catalog

I have a very easy tell when I am nervous, excited or scared, I stutter. From the moment my wife told me that she was pregnant, right up until the birth of our son, it was not very difficult to figure out how I was handling it, I was in full-out machine-gun mode. Things got…

Read more HOW CHILDREN TRULY ARE OUR GREATEST TEACHERS – Originally appeared in Thrive Global