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These posts highlight the products, services, and other cool things I encounter in my daily life. When I find something I love, I just can’t help but tell the world about it!

Are You A Human?

Are You A Human?

Apparently I’m now big-time – with spammers, that is. I get at least a few thousand automated spam comments to my blog each day. Luckily, I use the Akismet WordPress plugin which filters out all the spam, but I worry a legitimate comment or two might get lost in the noise. Then I discovered the¬†Are You A Human? WordPress plugin. Read More

The 30 Day Challenge

The 30 Day Challenge

You may have noticed that I haven’t been posting as often as I used to these past few weeks. Part of the reason is my day job taking up quite a bit more of my time these days (the nerve!). But another major reason is that I am participating in this year’s 30 Day Challenge – and it has been awesome! So awesome, in fact, that I want to tell all of you about it while there is still time to participate. Read More

You Don’t Want to Be a Millionaire

You Don’t Want to Be a Millionaire

This post is part of the extended series The 4 Hour Work Week Review

Tim Ferriss’ book The 4 Hour Work Week¬†starts off with a bang.

People don’t want to be millionaires – they want to experience what they believe only millions can buy.

Perhaps the statement is obvious to some, but to me it was an immediate eye-opener. It is easy to focus on money as an enabler, and lose the forest for the trees. This shift in perspective really changes one’s approach to life. Read More

Twig Terrariums

Twig Terrariums

I want to tell you about a really cool company I found a year ago in Entrepreneur Magazine. It’s called Twig Terrariums and was founded by Michelle Inciarrano and Katy Maslow. When I saw the article, it immediately caught my eye. It is the classic story of entrepreneurs who never really started out as entrepreneurs. Rather, Michelle and Katy started out doing what they loved, and pretty soon they found a way to turn that passion into a business. Passion is contagious – people are drawn to it and want to be a part of it.

Twig Terrariums makes little worlds, and little people to go in them. Read More

WWTFD?

WWTFD?

This post is part of the extended series The 4 Hour Work Week Review

Sigh. Sometimes, you feel helpless. Alone. Your days are so routine, and yet you constantly feel like your world is spinning out of control. You find yourself going through the motions in both life and at work, and you find your ever elusive dreams slipping further away each day.

In times like these, take a moment and ask yourself – WWTFD? Read More

Diaper Squad – saving the world, one diaper at a time

Diaper Squad – saving the world, one diaper at a time

I want to tell you about a business that has affected me personally, at one of the crappiest times of my life. And that is Austin-based Diaper Squad.

Diaper Squad is a cloth-diapering service. Their premise is simple – every week they deliver clean diapers to you and take away your dirty ones. They provide the whole package – an unlimited number of cloth diapers, weekly delivery & pickup service, hampers, laundry bags, air fresheners, diaper covers, Snappies – the works. And all this for a very reasonable monthly price. Read More

How I learned to write 3x faster

How I learned to write 3x faster

I love the idea of writing, but up until recently I hated the process. Producing an article, college paper, or even a blog post would take me a very long time, much longer than it should. So instead of writing as a way to communicate my ideas, I avoided it like the plague.

I want to introduce you to a book – and a technique – that has helped me write 3x faster. Read More