Career, Entrepreneurship

You’re not worth 10x what your company pays you

0 Comments 05 June 2014

Many lifestyle design bloggers today make the case that you could be making way more money if you worked for yourself, that the value you provide your company is 10x what you’re getting payed. If you’re making $50k a year, you’re really worth $500k a year to your company. If you left your company, you [...]

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Self Improvement

Just completed a 4.5 day fast…and I feel fine

2 Comments 07 December 2013

I’ve been eating like crap over the past few weeks. As a result, I moved up a belt notch and my pants were a bit more uncomfortable. My normal 173 pounds was hovering around the 180 range. Out of my desire to not feel gross, I decided to not eat from Monday – Friday this [...]

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Self Improvement, Success Strategies

Three Ways to Impress Your Boss

2 Comments 02 September 2013

I’ve been at my current job for about 9 months or so now, and I noticed a few things that tend to make the boss happy. I use the term “boss” loosely, as I’ve used these techniques on people other than my direct supervisors, and I think you can use them at your own job. [...]

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Random

Asking Good Questions: Recall vs. Analysis Questions

4 Comments 04 May 2013

Sometimes when I ask people questions, I get the sense that I’m being lied to. Not in a way where the person is trying to deceive me, but in a way where the facts don’t line up with their answers. I think the problem is that I ask questions incorrectly. I have a theory that [...]

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Random

Sh*t my Japanese Mom Sends Me: Birthday Edition

1 Comment 07 April 2013

My Japanese mom periodically send me silly things. It is one of her quirky personality traits. For my birthday a few weeks ago, she send me a few things I thought I’d share with you.   Here’s the best thing: a Cat Bank! I’m using this to build my travel fund. Thanks mom!    

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Diet and Fitness, Self Improvement

Thoughts on my Fasting Experiment

0 Comments 02 February 2013

Since I started my new job back in November, I’ve been experimenting with intermittent fasting. I started off by skipping breakfast and lunch and just having a large dinner when I got home. Weekends I didn’t make an effort to fast. If I was hungry, I ate, regardless of the time of day. I’ve continued [...]

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Career, Success Strategies

Reflections on the Past 6 Weeks and Thoughts for 2013

1 Comment 30 December 2012

Six weeks ago I started my new job at a human capital consulting company. I ¬†settled into my new apartment, set up a new productive schedule to follow , and read a few new books. Below are a few of my observations and thoughts. Job Observations I’m an “idea guy.” There’s a whole line of [...]

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Self Improvement, Success Strategies

My process oriented goals for the next year: fitness, side projects, work projects, and schmoozing.

2 Comments 13 November 2012

I mentioned in my last post that even though I had a ton of free time on my hands while I was looking for a job, my productivity went downhill. I got very little done and just felt generally gross. This was in contrast to when I was working in my previous job (with pretty normal [...]

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Career, Happiness, Job Hunting, Learning

What it’s like to move to a city with no apartment and no job

16 Comments 08 November 2012

I moved to Washington, DC from my hometown of Lexington, MA on June 28th. I left for two primary reasons: a) I was getting a little anxious living at home with my parents (I’m a grown ass man for christ’s sake) and b) My girlfriend wanted to move to DC after she finished grad school, [...]

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Sales

Dissecting Ramit Sethi’s Sales Techniques in his Dream Job Course

3 Comments 15 August 2012

For those of you who don’t know, I moved back down to DC six weeks ago and have been going through the job hunting process. I’m fully aware resume blasts and online applications are a waste of time, so I started looking for additional, unconventional job hunting tips that would get results. That’s when I [...]

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