Why Are Words Important? The Power of Words

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We all know words are important, but it’s easy to forget why. In this post, we’re going to unveil the hidden power of words, using insights from ancient history, wisdom gleaned from some of the world’s greatest minds, and just a touch of alchemist magic.

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3 Steps to Become Independently Wealthy

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Like I mentioned in a a previous post “7 Self Sufficiency Strategies”, becoming independently wealthy is the Holy Grail for any respectable digital nomad. There’s a lot of crossover because people who want to be self sufficient are trying to become less dependent on others for their needs. When people become independently wealthy, they have […]

Thomas Jefferson’s Approach to Self Sufficient Living

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America’s Loss of Economic Independence    Self sufficiency is a lifestyle that’s become increasingly foreign as America advanced from it’s early Agrarian society, progressing through the Industrial Revolution and into the current Information Age. There’s a number of things that contributed to the loss of economic individualism; factory work took away the multifaceted, broad range […]

7 Self Sufficiency Strategies

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In my pursuit of the Minimalist Lifestyle, I’ve been convinced that complete self sufficiency is the highest degree of freedom. Self sufficiency can be achieved in many different ways, and even though I’ve personally decided on a homestead/freelancing-small business hybrid, I’ve written this list of self sufficiency options and strategies other people might want to […]

The Simple Life: Tiny Houses!

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This post is the beginning of my series on Minimalist Housing, focusing first on the Tiny House Movement and it’s product; Tiny Houses. My Introduction to Tiny Houses When I was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps, I began to realize that I needed to find an inexpensive,  “alternate lifestyle” style of housing. All of […]

Human Capital Management: Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison was a genius in the realm of human capital management. His team of muckers - case and point.

Case Study: Thomas Edison Source: Cea on Flickr Thomas Edison,  Human Capital Genius “Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.” Thomas Edison is regarded by many as a remarkable inventor, having produced massive volumes of the most innovative creations science had ever seen at the time. He broke the world record for patents, […]

Transformational Leadership: Hannibal Barca

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Case Study: The Transformational Leadership of Hannibal Barca General Hannibal Barca, a Transformational Leader “I will either find a way, or make one.” Hannibal Barca was a Carthaginian General known for the ingenuity of his military strategy, and the effect of transformational leadership he had on his men. Despite a vastly outnumbered army, he consistently […]

The Memory Palace System

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As illustrated by the image above, memory is quite complex, but the more tools we have to harness our thoughts and power of recall, the simpler it becomes. I have been using the Memory Palace System for a few months now, but only for little things like grocery and topic lists (lists of points I […]

7 Daily Writing Habits From Great Writers

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Some of the greatest writers only wrote standing.* Some, like Truman Capote and Mark Twain, wrote laying down in bed. Capote told an interviewer, “I can’t think unless I’m lying down, either in bed or stretched on a couch and with a cigarette and coffee handy,” and Twain’s report is only slightly different: “Just try it in […]

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Find Your Writing Voice by Mimicking the Masters

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Everyone writes with a style related to their personality. It’s their unique sound, their voice. Finding your writer’s voice is easier than you might think. First, read the works of great writers to find a personality similar to yours. Identifying which family of writers you can relate with is a great way to find your […]

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Steve Jobs’ Success: 3 Personal Stories & Business Advice From Steve Jobs

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This video took awhile to make, but I think it’s well worth it — this advice could have saved me from years of business failure, and I hope it’ll do exactly that for you. I don’t think I know anybody who doesn’t want to know the secrets to Steve Jobs’ success. I rarely – scratch that […]

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3 Massive Mistakes Digital Entrepreneurs Make That Keep Them Out of 6-Figure+ Territory

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There’s 3 massive failures almost every digital entrepreneur makes, 3 deficiencies that never fail to cut them short of the 6 figure mark. I make $100-$150 per hour, BUT — and believe me, this is a big but — I do not make 6 figures per year. Weird right? I mean, just do the math: […]

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A Strong Introduction to Affiliate Marketing For the Newbie Marketer

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Someone wise once said “I would rather own little and see the world than own the world and see little of it,” and I thoroughly agree. But there’s not much more satisfying than seeing the world AND owning your fair share, thanks to minimalism and some good old-fashioned entrepreneurship. As a digital nomad, I make all of […]

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How to Live Like Royalty in a Tropical Paradise (Ecuador) — on $50 a Day

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We wander, but that doesn’t mean we’re lost. You’ve seen the numbers. We retain money like a broken slot machine. On average, the millennial is $45,000 in debt, and our overall income has dropped by 8% since the recession. The result? 84% of us are drowning in debt that threatens our freedom. But that doesn’t […]

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