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A Wedding Story in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico (05.12.18)

Even before “the big day,” it was decided that my bride would take my name. Henceforth she will be referred to as Lady Overseas, or Mrs. O. Mrs. O. has brought a joy and energy to my life that I hadn’t previously known. She was working two jobs when we met in 2015, one at the gym where I was a member. I’d walk in with a book tucked under my arm and she’d always ask what I was reading. Although

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How Do I Avoid the Friendzone?

How do I avoid the friendzone

It seems young men are starved for information on how to successfully traverse the dating world. After appearing on The Top Romp Show last week, something I barely mentioned garnered the most attention: The Friendzone. In fact, the question I’ve received most since the podcast aired: “How Do I Avoid the Friendzone?” The Friendzone is a euphemism for when a man’s romantic interest in a woman isn’t reciprocated. A woman’s not got going to say, “Sorry, there’s no romantic interest.”

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Man Overseas on The Top Romp Show!

On a Date

Honored to be a guest on The Top Romp Show this week, where they “get into the nitty-gritty of modern dating.” We discuss: why I don’t like dating apps and how you should be spending your time instead what to prioritize as a male in your 20’s and 30’s insightful, modern dating tips for guys and girls Hope you “like” the video and subscribe to The Top Romp Youtube channel! For more dating insights, head over to topromp.com.  

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Opportunity Knocks for Savage Thinkers

Opportunity Knocks (Lion)

There’s a popular video on Youtube I revisit quite a bit. A motivational speaker is giving a talk to NCAA athletes, imploring them to be savage like a lion. He says, “Everybody wants to be a beast until it’s time to do what beasts do!” It got me thinking about how his message might apply to success in business & investing. A wise old lion was laying under a shade tree when a young lion approached and said, “I hear

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10 Things I Learned from Meditation

10 Things I Learned from Meditation

After one year of meditating daily, I’ve decided to relinquish all my possessions and enter a quiet life of contemplation. That’s actually not true. The meditating part is true. I meditated every day for a year, missing only a few days. Now that I’ve finished, I feel more like a guy who took a walk in the woods than someone who’s attained enlightenment. That John Denver is full of shit. Taming Mental Chatter Most of us have an ongoing internal

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Hong Kong: Instagram & Infinity-Edge Pools

Hong Kong sunset

An amazing skyline above Victoria Harbor transports you into a scene unique in the world. The harbor is referred to as the soul of the city, a place where East meets West. Hong Kong is the most visited city on earth. But before my visit, I only knew one guy who had been there. I texted him to ask how many days he recommended staying in HK. He replied, “3 or 4 days should be good.” So I texted, “Cool thanks, in

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7 Habits of Highly Happy People

Thank you with typewriter

I write about happiness because I want more people to be happy. Many of us are chasing materialism, which is like chasing the wind. Others are playing status games, not realizing how brief life really is until death. “So it is inevitable that life will be not just very short but very miserable for those who acquire by great toil what they must keep by greater toil.” – Seneca, On the Shortness of Life Questions about happiness lead to more

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The Mindset for Happiness

I have a friend who fantasizes about telling his boss to go f*ck himself. No hugs, boxes or exit interviews. He’d walk out giving his co-workers the finger. Maybe you’d like to do that someday too. Individuals who achieve financial independence and retire early could quit their careers with that kind of flair. The problem is those who dream of quitting their job with gusto are unhappy at work, and can’t wait to quit or retire. Therein lies the paradox

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The Dangers of Staying Still by GUEST WRITER

Spending all day in a position, be it sitting, standing or lying down, is terrible for our bodies. It has been linked to increasing the risk of certain cancers, heart disease and multiple muscle injuries including in our necks, backs and hips. Sedentary behaviour is identified as maintaining ANY position for 45 minutes or longer that doesn’t create movement, expending very small amounts of energy. In 2017, studies identified an 83% increase in sedentary jobs since the 1960’s, with office

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First Impressions of Africa

Zambia Africa

When I was growing up in the 1980s, Africa was portrayed in the news as a continent riddled with war and poverty. It’s partly due to the nature of news—sensationalism sells, but it was also stark reality. Many wars in Africa ended when the Berlin Wall came down. Still, by the mid-90s, thirty-one of the continent’s fifty-three countries were still suffering Civil War or serious civil disturbance. Even today, there is horrific savagery in Mali, South Sudan, Libya, Nigeria and Congo. When I

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