LEARN HOW TO make hard things look easy

What if you could be confident and capable across a stunningly wide array of domains and skills? What if you could have "a certain nonchalance, so as to conceal all art and make whatever one does or says appear to be without effort and almost without any thought about it"? Turns out you can learn sprezzatura, the Italian word for making hard things look easy. Enter your email address here and I'll teach you how.

How to Build Complex Skills

Last week I recorded a fun podcast episode with my friend, Pat Flynn, in which we talked about essential skills and how important I think hobbies and skills are. I’m not sure when that podcast will drop, but I will be sure to let you know. Speaking of podcasts, the Die Living episode I recorded with

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The Sting of Defeat

“Do you all have a ball, or something? Shouldn’t you toss around a few passes?” “We don’t have any balls. Actually we haven’t done a warm-up yet. You can write an email about us.” Jen’s good friend and former teammate Devin was a little cocky. They were pretty sure that age and treachery (and skill)

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Starting is the Easy Part

When I was in school I distinctly remember the sensation I’d get when I was about 80% done with a test. I’d want to literally walk out and just leave it uncompleted. Never mind that this makes no logical sense at all, and that I’d want to quit when I was almost done. That’s just

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How to Make Porchetta

In Time Enough for Love, which is a wonderfully strange science fiction tale, Robert Heinlein describes a competent man: “A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take

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How to remove barriers to success

If I could point out one single factor that will dictate how successful someone will be at whatever endeavor they choose it would not be: – Talent – Personal connections – Mentorship or coaching – Intensity of focus or dedication While all of those things are certainly helpful, none of them actually matter if you

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What the world’s fastest man understands that you don’t

Hello friends and countrymen-who-are-taking-a-brief-respite-from-grilling-brats-and-shooting-off-bottle-rockets. I’m not going to take a lot of your time today because you’re probably going to pay about as much attention as high school kid in health class on the last day of school, but there was a bit of interesting news last week I’d like to talk about. Last week

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