Concerning “Real Life”

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Over the past few months, I’ve received a lot of emails that say something like this: “What you’re doing is cool but, you know, eventually you have to come back to real life. You can’t do this forever…” This isn’t new. When I started this blog, people said the same thing, but it seems to have picked up even… continue reading

Productivity Advice From My 16 Year Old Self


I didn’t realize it then, but when I was in high school, I was somehow crazy productive. I sometimes look back and wonder how I fit everything all in. I did basketball, volleyball, 2-a-days, school, advanced classes, honors society, music, and friends – all at once. And I still had free time to jack around –… continue reading

This Simple Exercise Made Me A Better Runner (and Only Takes 10 Minutes)


Over the last couple of months, I’ve been doing a lot of recovery work. After getting my tendon messed up during the first race of the 777 project, I realized that I’m going to have to do a lot of active recovery in order to stay healthy while putting my body through hell. I’m not… continue reading

The 2 Bags I’ve Traveled Around The World With

I traveled A LOT in 2014. And these two bags have completely changed my travel experience. I used them extensively, both internationally and locally for when I’m in San Diego and Chicago. Both bags are on my list of 97 things, and I frequently (and enthusiastically) recommend them to anyone looking for a superior travel bag. These two… continue reading

The No Limits Diet


I tentatively wanted to name this post “Then eat the damn donut.” Ever since creating Impossible Abs and writing extensively about the paleo diet, I’ve run into literally thousands of questions and comments from people about food. Most of them revolve around some sort of “restriction” or “avoidance”. After a while, it gets kind of sad… continue reading

The Worth It Rule

When trying to make a big change, a lot of people focus on all the things they’ll have to restrict to achieve a goal. “In order to do this, I can’t do that (etc., etc., etc.,)” In the short term that approach can work well, but in the long term it can lead to a series… continue reading

Say Yes To More Adventure

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I just got back from 10 days in the Seychelles on a round trip flight to the other side of the world for less than $500. It was the first pure fun trip I’ve gone on in a while and one of the best in recent memory (although it was exactly 12 time zones away… continue reading

The Wolverine Principle: What Hugh Jackman Can Teach You About Doing Great Work

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In 2000, a short 15 years ago, the epic movie that likely initiated the current flurry of new superhero blockbuster movies every other weekend, was released. Yup, the original X-Men movie came out. 15 Years ago. There’s been a trilogy, a few Wolverine spinoffs and a “new class”, and throughout all the films, Hugh Jackman has been the constant… continue reading

What Elon Musk Can Teach You About Doing The Impossible


If you missed it, Elon Musk did an awesome AMA on Reddit the other day. Oh, and he just announced that he’s going to build a test drive for his entirely new made up form of transportation called the hyper loop. Will be building a Hyperloop test track for companies and student teams to test… continue reading

The Stories You Tell Yourself Will Be The Stories You Live

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Ever since I got laid off from UPS while I was stuck living in my parents basement, I’ve been obsessed with the idea of a person’s “story.” Really, I just wanted to figure out why mine was so bad, how I could make it better, and then actually get out and DO it. As a side… continue reading