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List of Books and Audiobooks I Recommend

RESOURCES: List of books and audiobooks I recommend, in no particular order: –Must-Read (audiobook version was good): Steve Jobs autobiography by Walter Isaacson –Must-Read: 4-hour Work Week by Tim Ferris –Must-Read (audiobook version was good): Delivering Happiness–Zappos by Tony Hsieh –A book on memory, but don’t remember the name (LOL); may have been How to Improve Your Memory –Goals! How to get Everything You Want–Faster than You Ever Thought Possible by Brian Tracy –Lighten Up by Peter Walsh –Must-Read (audiobook…

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Goals and Dreams

Learning to Let Go of What We Value, At Least for a Little While–Produced Great Results for Me! (Live Your Legend)

So in one of the Facebook groups I posted, I introduced myself and told them a small part of my life (it was small in duration, but the changes during that time were HUGE!). In that writing, I discovered the importance of letting go of something I valued and how it MASSIVELY changed my life for the better. Let me retell some of that story here: “Hi, everyone! For those I haven’t met yet, pleasure to meet you. I graduated…

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The Long Journey and The Result; Life Narratives

So I’m at a point in my life where I feel like the work I put in throughout my long journey hasn’t resulted what I wanted. There was the theory that hard work will get me what I want: There is the Life Narrative that if you go to college, study hard, get a degree, then get a job, you’ll be successful and turn out okay. I did that, and it didn’t get me the result I wanted. When I…

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The Rise in Gun Violence? Statistics, South Park, and an Insight with a Question

Lately, it seems like there are more shootings than ever before. It’s ridiculous, really. First, I had to wonder if it’s the result of a bias of some sort… are more gun violence incidents being reported on the news? What are the current gun violence statistics compared to previous years? Well, here are gun violence stats from 2015: http://www.gunviolencearchive.org/ and from 2014: http://www.gunviolencearchive.org/tolls/2014 The total number of incidents for 2015 (49,486) is about 2,000 less compared to 2014 (51,772). Also,…

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The Internet is an Ad, Sponsored Content, Promotional, and Word-of-Mouth Machine…

Recently there was a great South Park episode, “Sponsored Content,” where Jimmy is able to tell the difference between news, ads, and sponsored content. He even discovers that one character is an ad. Last night, I was tired and went on the internet, Twitter. I saw ads. Sponsored content. People promoting themselves and each other. People being advertisers for other companies and organizations by word-of-mouth and sharing. I was incredibly turned off, and turned off my phone. Yes, the internet…

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Blog Post Challenge: Tell Your Story

Hello, everyone! I’d had a blog for quite a well, almost a year, but I think this post is great for introducing new readers! I decided to try participating in the Live Your Legend blog challenge. Here is the first prompt: “Write a few sentences about your story/background, why you decided to start a blog and what you hope to get out of it. Add in something unique and interesting from your story too! Try to keep it to a…

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Hope through the Chaos: Fun and Licensing

Today was a weird day. It was one of those blah days. My half-brother was over and I was being irritated by him. I bought a game called Fallout4, to occupy him and keep him busy, and make our time together more fun, and turns out it is an extremely fun game. I went to visit my girlfriend who was babysitting four kids–they were loud and noisy. Being an introvert, this noise was too much, and I had to leave.…

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The Illusion of the Meaning of Life

So, lately I’ve been contemplating my existence. Probably because my mind is thinking about things in the bigger picture. And I was thinking about the meaning of life, and how, partly, at the very least, that it’s an illusion. In the grand scheme of things, humans place a certain amount of value in things differently. Someone could love watching sports and someone could hate it. One placed value on it and one placed no value on it. If we go…

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Blog Prompt Challenge: What is Your Revolution; What Difference Do You Want to Make; What Are You Proud Of? (The Incomprehensible Maze)

  So, I combined three blog posts in one. Because I believe I will get the most writing out of that, and they all seem to go hand-in-hand. First, I guess I’m proud of how far I have made it so far. Looking back, my life path should have brought me to worse places. But… I’ve moved up. Believe me, when I was young, I was a stupid, uneducated boy with bad social skills. And it seemed like I didn’t…

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I Want to be Like Them; I Want to Soar, too

I want to be like them, those who soar higher than im sure even they thought possible. I want to be like authors, getting books published. I want to be like the great YouTubers, making videos for a huge audience and making a connection with them. I want to be like licensors of ideas, selling those ideas to companies. I want to be like those freelancers who have clients come to then for great work, making money on one’s own…

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