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The way of walking alone

Dokkōdō, loosely translated as “The Way of Walking Alone”, is the last work of Miyamoto Musashi. (His grand work is featured in my recommended book selection: https://startupdaemon.net/books.) Musashi composed Dokkōdō on occasion of giving away his…

Story of the year

A couple of days ago, I was catching up with a good friend over the phone, when he told me the most amazing business/wedding story ever. I laugh a lot, but I haven’t laughed so much…

Enter here for a chance to WIN (limited-time offer)

I am helping raise some money for a young man who got severely injured while working on his parents’ farm. To help spread the word and crush the Twitter algo, I’m also running a sweepstakes –…

The fundamental secret to the art of timing

Note: If you want the big thread on Authenticity, it’s posted under “108 principles for Authentic Life” on the website. The art of timing is one of the most important skillsets you could possibly acquire. No…

What’s new about the wuhan?

Don’t believe me. I stand by the recommendations to avoid a coronavirus infection that I made in February – wear a mask, wash hands, avoid food you didn’t cook yourself, avoid closed spaces. My recommendations weren’t…

I’ve been dumb and wrong a long time

Most people want to prove that they are right or have some original insight. Worse than that. Most people want to be perceived as smart. Virtually nothing good has come from people thinking I am smart,…

108 principles for authentic life

What is Authenticity? How do we cultivate Authenticity? How do we lead life in alignment with Authenticity? Here’s what I’ve learnt about it. Focus your attention on Yourself: be Aware in your actions and deliberate in…

Stubbornness and Will

Unless you leave in the questionable comforts of a cave and away from the screeching on social media, you have certainly met them. You probably have them in your life and in your work almost every…

AMA: The root of life and how to water it

Some time ago I made the unforced error (it wasn’t an error) of promising to answer every serious question in an online AMA with a dedicated missive. Today I deliver on that promise. This is the…

Major growth energy alert

I just published the Spaceweather update for next month on Patreon and Subscribestar. Supporters get automatic alerts but this one merits extraordinary attention. Everything this month and everything this year is a sideshow compared to what…

AMA: How do you make Intuiting deliberate?

A while back I made the unforced error (it wasn’t an error) of promising to answer every serious question in an online AMA with a dedicated missive. Today I deliver on that promise. The questions I…

Magick of three

Today’s email is short. Figure out why. Seriously. I don’t remember how long it’s been since I discovered this spell. Could be a good 20 years already. But I’m almost sure it must have been something…

What day of the week is it even?

This missive will feel very, very harsh if you actually get it. Not if you get the words – if you get “it”. And the harsher it feels, the better. Because probably, maybe, just about you…