The Value of Constantly Challenging Yourself

The Value of Constantly Challenging Yourself

“117,563.” My Spanish teacher showed me this number for the fourth time… “Cientos mil diez y siete… FUCK!” I put my palm to my face out of frustration…I couldn’t get these big numbers right. I’ve been in Medellin,...
6 Risks That Paid Off In My Twenties

6 Risks That Paid Off In My Twenties

Risks are a funny thing. In the moment, most people will tell you NOT to take them. Why? Well, that pretty girl over there might reject you. You might go broke. What if you get sick? What if your plan fails? And on and on… Your parents and friends will question...
Are You Crazy Enough to be Successful?

Are You Crazy Enough to be Successful?

“How the f**k are you doing this? I want to do something like this too.” I’ve heard that from a lot of readers lately. Since I’ve booked my plane ticket to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (July 24th), people are curious. Is it really possible...
Which World Do You Live In?

Which World Do You Live In?

Last week, one of my best friends quit his job. It was a difficult decision for him, because he loved the job. He had a great relationship with his coworkers and boss. And it paid well. I congratulated him. He doesn’t have another job lined up. Nope. And he...
On Being Trapped

On Being Trapped

“I hate [this city]. It’s a trap. Everyone is trapped,” she said. I was taking shelter from the rain in the small convenience store where she made her living behind the counter. It was empty and we started to chat. “Then why don’t you...