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There was a time when I was fat.  Not “athlete fat,” where you’d like to drop five or ten pounds — I’m talking about obese.  As I write this, I weigh 148 pounds. In Peak Blubber days, circa 2001 (age 17), I weighed approximately 240 pounds. And there was no muscle to speak of. Over … Continue reading "I Was Really Fat Until I Fixed It" The post I Was Really ...
Posted: Jul 08 2019 @ 10:00 AM
The mind, and therefore our outlook on life, is instrumental in forming our habits. The modern world often forces us in to a routine, some of which are important — say, brushing our teeth. But in a world where technology and automation free up increasingly more hours of the day, our down-time routines make or … Continue reading "Examine the Routine: The Mindset" The post Examine the Routine: The Mindset appeared ...
Posted: Jul 01 2019 @ 10:00 AM
Ok folks, we’re back with Part 2 of the interview with Dave MacLeod. If you haven’t already checked out Part 1, please do so here. We continue this conversation with a bit on climbing, and Dave’s sense of pride (or lack thereof) in both his climbing and career achievements. We also talk about the future … Continue reading "Dave MacLeod: Life Outside the Box, Part 2" The post Dave MacLeod: Life ...
Posted: Jun 24 2019 @ 10:00 AM
Today I’m thrilled to bring you the first in a two-part series from the climbing and training legend, Dave MacLeod. Dave has an impressive and varied climbing resume, including countless top-tier first ascents, F9a sport routes (5.14d), V15 boulders, Scottish XII mixed routes, and E11 trad. Dave is nails strong — mentally and physically — … Continue reading "Dave MacLeod: Life Outside the Box, Part 1" The post Dave MacLeod: Life ...
Posted: Jun 17 2019 @ 10:00 AM
We’ve all seen the dramatic shift to mobile technology in the last decade. This explosion of digital information is making us freaks and zombies. I’ve just finished reading Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World by Cal Newport. The message here to get back our brain is so important that I started … Continue reading "Digital Minimalism: Give Me Back My Brain" The post Digital Minimalism: Give Me ...
Posted: Jun 10 2019 @ 10:00 AM
From the way we dress, the content we put on social media, to even the routes we climb, our ego often runs the show. To pursue mastery of any sort, a high level of discomfort is required, usually in spite of the ego’s desire for pedestal-worthy achievement. I’ve had a slow and steady awakening over … Continue reading "Ego and Mastery: Looking Good vs Being Good" The post Ego and Mastery: ...
Posted: Jun 03 2019 @ 10:00 AM
You’ve read a bit about financial independence, and perhaps your interest is piqued. But the more you read, the more you see a potential life of deprivation. People are saving 50-70% of their income, but they won’t buy a coffee! You know damn well that Sally enjoys eating out, but now she just stays at … Continue reading "But I Don’t Want to Be Frugal" The post But I Don’t Want ...
Posted: May 28 2019 @ 10:00 AM
There are many reasons why people choose to pursue financial independence. And then of course, financial independence isn’t for everyone. Some folks experience discontent in their jobs, some want to spend more time with their children, and some want a life of international slow-travel across the globe. The list goes on. For us, this journey … Continue reading "Job Security: Our Catalyst to Financial Independence" The post Job Security: Our Catalyst ...
Posted: May 20 2019 @ 10:00 AM
A well-known phrase in East Asia goes something like this: “it’s better to be the head of a chicken than the tail of an ox.” In my brief and cursory research for this post, I noticed several variations, including my personal favorite: “it’s better to be the head of an ass than the tail of … Continue reading "The Entrepreneur: The Head of the Chicken" The post The Entrepreneur: The Head ...
Posted: May 13 2019 @ 10:00 AM
It’s no secret by now that I’m a full-on obsessed rock climber. Long ago the ship sailed on climbing only for “fun,” and my time devoted to this sport has been replaced with performance ambitions. I’ve spent most of the last decade planning, goal-setting, training, and chipping away at pre-defined objectives. But in climbing and … Continue reading "Rest: We Need It and We Don’t Get Enough" The post Rest: We ...
Posted: May 06 2019 @ 10:00 AM


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