Just Life Musings

Playing the Long Game

5 minutes

We need to start rethinking the way we approach work and life based on new evidence that’s surfaced on future, human longevity.

Research on aging, out of Singularity University, founded by Ray Kurzweil and Peter Diamandis, for example, documented that on average for every additional year of aging, people living in First World countries are extending their life expectancy by 3 months.

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Just Life Lifestyle Musings

Your Biggest Problem

6 minutes

Recently I’ve been asking myself a simple question which has helped transform my daily outlook: ‘What’s your biggest problem?’

I’m human just like you. That means that some days I wake up feeling lethargic, apathetic, and world-weary. Life ebbs and flows; some days I feel like a rock star, other days like a turtle.

But I still have to get through the day and—at least try to—crush it.

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Just Life Lifestyle

To Dress or Not to Dress: Lifestyle Hacks for Entrepreneurs

7 minutes

In this post, I’m going to share with you a quick lifestyle hack for entrepreneurs that has been working really well for me lately.

I’ve recently discovered another myth about the self-employed: the goal is to spend your entire day in your underwear. (As someone who is self-employed and works from home, I’m always amused by the challenges I face in my work, because I’m acutely aware of how first world my problems are.)

I should inform my reader that I grew up playing online poker and pretty much didn’t work in pants from the age of 18 onward.

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Just Life Lifestyle Musings

Algorithms to Live by

17 minutes

For every action, there’s an equal and opposite reaction. 

Newton’s 3rd Law

This post is dedicated to Mike McKay, a poker player who owns a trucking company in Baldwinsville, New York and plays regularly at Turning Stone, who took a 1 hour coaching session with me and didn’t pay for it.

Although we’ve only met a few times, I quickly grew to respect the things I’ve learned from speaking with Rajat Mishra (VP at Cisco).

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Just Life Lifestyle

Hot Water Sundays: A Metaphor for Happiness

7 minutes

Washing dishes is one of my daily chores. Quite frankly, it’s the only chore I do on a regular basis, but I trust my reader will see that this is compensated by its importance.

You see, in our household, dishwashing is a notable endeavor because my wife, Ambra, is a food stylist, recipe developer, and founder of Little Bites of Beauty, a health food website for people with special dietary needs or for people simply on-the-go.

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