How I Built the Lifestyle of my Dreams

Over the last year and a half, on at least a weekly basis, I’ve pondered new ideas and opportunities.

And almost every week, I’ve held them up and viewed them through my lifestyle lens.

And almost every week, I’d decide to pass on each of them.
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Purpose 1st – Profit 2nd

I used to be a car salesman. In car sales, the profit of a car deal was commonly referred to as “gross”. At sales meetings, the General Manager of the auto group where I worked would regularly lead all managers and salespeople in a sort of rallying chant. In full voice, almost as a sort of crazed battle cry, they would chant, “Gross is King! Gross is King! Gross is King!”
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Projects Rule – Paths Drool

Are you on the right path? Are you doing what you’re meant to do?

I used to fret about these questions tirelessly. But what if it wasn’t even about following your passion or trying to find that one, right path?
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Stop Tolerating Life’s Shriveled Rotten Potatoes

I lived in Peru for two years. We didn’t cook our own food. We would rent small apartments or rooms in the homes of people we met and it simply wasn’t practical for two young guys to try and prepare three meals a day from scratch. And scratch was really the only option. We didn’t have kitchens or refrigerators. In most of the areas where I lived, it was rare that anybody had a refrigerator. Most of these areas also lacked grocery stores with any type of boxed, easy to prepare foods.
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