Blog Category: Success

The Ultimate Guide to Going Broke

I was so happy. In 1995. I was pre-ambition. I’d get into work at 10 a.m. Sneak out around 4 p.m. I had a one-room apartment and my only piece of furniture…

I was so happy. In 1995. I was pre-ambition. I’d get into work at 10 a.m. Sneak out around 4 p.m. I had a one-room apartment and my only piece of furniture was a foam mattress. It was summer and I had no air conditioning. I had no sheets for the mattress. So by morning […]

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Seven Reasons Not to Go to College (and a Solution)

I desperately needed to skip a year of college. I paid for my college. I borrowed too much money. But to graduate in three years I needed a 3.0 average. I had…

I desperately needed to skip a year of college. I paid for my college. I borrowed too much money. But to graduate in three years I needed a 3.0 average. I had a 2.99. THEY WOULD NOT LET ME GRADUATE! I went to a professor in a class (Fortran programming) where I had gotten a […]

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10 Things You Can Do With Zero Talent Or Skill

I couldn’t get out of bed. I’d try to play with my kids. I’d try to read. To learn! Anything. Any f***ing thing. Nothing. Ugh. “Kids always make you happier!” Everyone would…

I couldn’t get out of bed. I’d try to play with my kids. I’d try to read. To learn! Anything. Any f***ing thing. Nothing. Ugh. “Kids always make you happier!” Everyone would lie to me. What a piece of BS that is. When I saw my kids I would think, “They just lost their shot […]

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Why Do Some People Always Succeed In Life?

“Why Do Some People Always Succeed?” someone asked me. There’s pain baked into the question. This a question wrapped around a question. The inside of the question is: “Why do I often…

“Why Do Some People Always Succeed?” someone asked me. There’s pain baked into the question. This a question wrapped around a question. The inside of the question is: “Why do I often fail?”. Those people who ALWAYS succeed…it seems wrong. How did they get that way? It seems creepy. I’ve finally been given permission (there […]

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Mimi Makes A Million

I think I’m in love with Mimi Ikonn. Oh, and also her husband Alex Ikonn. Don’t want to confuse anyone! When I was a kid I didn’t think I would be happy…

I think I’m in love with Mimi Ikonn. Oh, and also her husband Alex Ikonn. Don’t want to confuse anyone! When I was a kid I didn’t think I would be happy unless I was a “millionaire”. Some kids in my school said they were millionaires and they would make fun of anyone who wasn’t. […]

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The 6 Surefire Keys to Dominate Anything You Want

My dad wouldn’t let me watch the TV show “Mr. Ed”. I wasn’t allowed to eat “Captain Crunch” cereal. I had pretty relaxed parents when I was little. I was allowed to…

My dad wouldn’t let me watch the TV show “Mr. Ed”. I wasn’t allowed to eat “Captain Crunch” cereal. I had pretty relaxed parents when I was little. I was allowed to do most things. But “Mr. Ed” was bad. And “Captain Crunch” was bad. “Mr. Ed” was a TV show about a man who […]

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Four Psychics, Two Successes, and Unrequited Lust

In 1997, a partner at a venture capital firm mentioned to me that he owed all of his success and millions to a psychic named Mercedes that lived right on the other…

In 1997, a partner at a venture capital firm mentioned to me that he owed all of his success and millions to a psychic named Mercedes that lived right on the other side of the tunnel in NJ. It took three months to land an appointment. I got there, in her heavily Hispanic neighborhood, and […]

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