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

This is the Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's self sufficient plantation. 
Source: Tony Fischer Photography on Flickr

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


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


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 […]