Personal Improvement | - Part 4

How to Create a Happiness Advantage

Okdork Readers: This is a guest post by my close friend Adam Gilbert. Adam is the Founder of MyBodyTutor, a service he created 7 years ago to help people eat better, lose weight and get in amazing shape. I’m a client and I can’t recommend his service enough. Adam has helped me to change the...

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The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel RuizThe fear of being rejected becomes the fear of not being good enough. Eventually we become someone that we are not. We keep searching and searching, when everything is already within us. We have learned to live our lives trying to satisfy other people’s demands. We create an image...

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Learning from a Shitty Experience

Going to do this post via handwriting. #different   [Start here for the typed version] Anywho, if you've eaten with me you know that I can be quite annoying. I am picky and I ask for substitutions with 90% of what I order. I look at it as I'm getting what I really want. How...

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Why I Quit (and lost out on $1.7 million)

My friend Jonathan Abrams (a great dude who founded Friendster) and I have a running joke that if a company wanted to be super successful they should hire me...and then fire me.   First it happened with Facebook (read about the day I was let go).   Then it happened with Mint.   Mint is...

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If it's uncomfortable, you're growing.

The most frequent questions I get from people are, 1. Are you single? 2. How do I start a business? 3. How do I deal with failure? In fact, a lot of Okdork readers ask me how I deal with my failures. Damn, you guys are some mean ass readers. I've spent a lot of...

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What I Learned Not Eating for 60 Hours (48 Hour Fast Extended)

During lunch, while I was scarfing a delicious ham sandwich (bad jew, I know),  my friend Charlie Hoehn wasn’t eating. I asked, "What’s up?". “Oh, I’m on a 7 day fast, ” Charlie said. “WTF. Fer reals,” I said. “Yea, while I was going through some things last year this was one of the few...

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