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Hello, friend. I hope you are enjoying some well deserved time off with your friends and family. I'll keep this brief. I'm starting up a new WTPOLA newsletter. The newsletter will include articles and podcasts that you can't find on this website. More importantly, if you decide to subscribe to the WTPOLA newsletter, you will have the option of joining my … [Read more...]

To Risk Nothing Is To Risk Everything

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He wouldn't even look at me. I knew I had lost the deal. There was no convincing the look of fear in his lifeless eyes. "It's too risky and I've never done this before" he said. "OK, no worries. Maybe next time. Good day." "Wait...that's it?" "Yup." I paid my bill and left.  I didn't tell this to him, but I'll tell it to you. He will never get … [Read more...]

This Too Shall Pass

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I seen a baby cry then seconds later, she laughed. The beauty of life - the pain never lasts. OK. I'm done passing off J.Cole lyrics as my own. ** This moment is gone. You will never reread this sentence with the same mental framework you possessed when you first read it. Bam. Another moment is gone. Gone forever. But fuck it. Moments come and moments … [Read more...]

Best $100 I’ve Ever Spent

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It was a cold December evening on the dark side of town. I was on my way home. As I walked, I almost stepped on a homeless woman. She was stretched out on the curb. Hopeless, I thought. I felt sympathy; it was Christmas time and she was clearly alone with next to nothing. I had just spent the day hustling. No I wasn’t selling drugs; I was helping my uncle sell some … [Read more...]

Don’t Die With Your Tunes Still Inside You

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It's a cloudy Saturday morning. The sun is beaming, but the clouds keep it from reaching the people. A black Lincoln town car moves through the somber streets. Barely anyone is out yet. The world is still tucked inside their homes, cherishing the little time they get off from work. The Lincoln town car is followed by a hearse. It stops at a red light. Two … [Read more...]

9 out of 10 of You Are Going To Fail

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(The conversation below is paraphrased) "You know 9 out of 10 businesses fail, right?" Asked the reporter. "Yes. I know" said Robert Kiyosaki, the investor, entrepreneur, and author of the Rich Dad Poor Dad series. "Then how can you advise people to start their own business? It's so risky." "It's true that 9 out of 10 businesses fail, I'm not denying that, but what … [Read more...]

How the Daily Practice Got Me Through My Lows

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My life was a complete mess. My business was tanking, my business partner stopped talking to me, and my girlfriend just broke up with me. To make matters worse, my uncle had just died from cancer. All of this in a span of a few weeks. Complete hell. Waking up in the morning was a challenge. I'd lay there beneath the covers, until noon, not wanting to face the … [Read more...]

Life Is A Gift Disguised As A Chore

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"YOU'RE FUCKING CRAZY!" My ex girlfriend yelled as she proceeded to walk out the door. "Thank you."  "Ugh... That wasn't a compliment."  "It was to me." "Why?" "Because the goal was never to be normal."  ** I see normal every day and I hate it. 40 year old worker bees taking the train to work, looking miserable. Holding their briefcases, dressed in suit … [Read more...]

They Called Him Insane…

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Scenario 1 "Hey dude, you used to be a really dope painter, what happened? Why did you stop? ...What do you do now?"  "I am an accountant." "What the fuck? Why? ...How did that happen?" "Well my friends from college kept getting real jobs and I was just chilling, painting. So I decided to get a real job too. I don't find accounting really interesting. It's pretty … [Read more...]

How to Live Life Like a King

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Exactly four years ago, I quit my job. I've had enough. I stacked enough dough to get me through the next six months. The rest I'd figure out on my own. Was I scared? No. I was fucking terrified. ** Fast forward to October 1, 2014. ** I woke up with a smile. The sun was beaming into my room through the drapes. It was a warm fall morning. The … [Read more...]