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Kill Your Vacations. Plan Adventures.

Standing amidst the chaos of Mumbai, Diane – a sub-100-pound American woman – is in the most populous city in India…for the very first time…completely on her own. “The experience was jarring. I didn’t know what was going to happen to me.” When learning of the solo Adventure she h...

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My Radical Sabbatical: NOT the Trip of a Lifetime

My Radical Sabbatical: NOT the Trip of a Lifetime NOT the Trip of a Lifetime a 2 minute read and video below (Written on day 84 of my 90-day Radical Sabbatical) As you might imagine, I’ve gotten this question more than once: “How’s your trip?” I’ve struggled to answer in ...

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Do you Experience Joy Anymore?

Over the past few months, I’ve been running a highly unscientific experiment regarding the presence of joy and excitement in the lives of high-performing professionals. I’ve presented a particular scenario (see below), and then I ask the high performers for their answers to two questions. ...

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Road Warriors: Embrace the Imperfect Workout

Road Warriors: Embrace the Imperfect Workout You know what it's like to be a road warrior. Spending 50-100+ nights away from home. No access to your workout facility or routine. Poor food options while dashing from meeting to meeting (airport to airport). 4 hour long dinners with clients. ...

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10 Things I Learned from 10 Days in Silent Meditation

10 Things I Learned from 10 Days in Silent Meditation On Sunday, April 3rd, I emerged from a 10-day silent meditation (called Vipassana meditation). In addition to no talking, there was: No cell phone. No reading. No writing. No exercise. No eye contact with others. The inten...

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Do the Stuff that Scares You

Do the Stuff That Scares You For the next 240 consecutive hours, I will be taking a vow of silence. From March 23rd to April 3rd, I am doing what's called a Vipassana silent meditation retreat on the Big Island of Hawaii. 10 straight days of: No talking. No reading. No writing. No a...

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