Change of Pace

Change of Pace

(Written in Paris, the day my road trip with family is over)   It’s been awhile since I’ve written here. I think it was a mixture of being busy with the personal finance project and being busy with friends and a partner. And as I got into that routine...

Why the Get Back in Shape Challenge

It’s been almost 10 years since I played a sport competitively. Back in highschool, that was my life (along with band and robotics). During those 4 years, I played 5 different sports, some of them all throughout the years. It was a lot of fun – panting,...

How to Read 4 Books a Month

I remember seeing a quote that humans can actually do magic – and it’s the power of communicating over decades, if not centuries through the power of reading and writing. Reading is a huge part of my personal optimization strategy. There are so many great...

How to Tackle Procrastination

Procrastination… one of human’s worst enemies. That and the phrase good enough are by far my biggest pet peeves when it comes to optimizing myself. According to Dr Timothy Pychyl, a psychology professor at Carleton University, the limbic system (the...

What Happens When You Wake Up at 5am

For anyone who has been exploring personal development, you will most likely have heard of the 5am club. It’s just like it sounds – to be up at 5am while the majority of the city is still asleep. In fact, I’m writing this post on my first 5am...