Reflections: The Literary Mind and The Internet Mind

I always wondered why browsing the internet too long was making my mind feel empty. No matter what I read about or how much of it I read. It always felt like a shallow way to learn. For a memory to be made long term, it needs time and patience, focus. Undistracted attention. By its …

A Habit for Productive Creativity (Writing)

Mornings are most desirable for creative work, but its also the hardest time to start. Your eyes just opened up and your mind is racing. It’s important to quiet the mind immediately once you wake. I keep technology away from me and keep conscious of not letting the internet suck me in early in the …

What Ernest Hemingway Taught Me About Writing (with 15 quotes)

Hemingway rarely talked openly about the craft. He is famous for many quotes on the subject, his most famous one being: “There is nothing to writing. All you have to do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”

Moving to Berlin

Moving to Berlin was in many ways a last minute decision, but at the same time, I moved to a place that I was familiar with. This was very different from moving to Austin, a place I had never visited prior. I didn’t have to leave Austin. If I wasn’t so convinced that there existed …

The Case For Working Remotely

Yesterday, I attended a seminar hosted by Gerry Robert, author of Millionaire Mindset, about writing a business book and using it to break into public speaking, grow company sales, and become an expert in your field. While I was listening to Gerry, I had several ideas for my own business book. A book about working remotely, …

How I Use 168 Hours of My Week

Since I moved to Austin in February, my life and schedule changed completely. I started a new part-time job, which means I now work more than 50 hours a week. I still write every day, and that can take up anywhere between two to four hours a day. I’m new to Austin, so I like …

Landed a New Job in My First Week in Austin

I’ll start this post off by saying that I wasn’t looking for a new job when I moved to Austin, I already had one. I work remotely for a Mergers and Acquisitions Consultancy in New York. My remote job pays the bills. It could pay a lot more, but then I’d have to sacrifice the …

I read over 40 Books in 2017, but I could have read more

I counted down the list of books that I read over the past year. I read 41 books. My reading habits change depending on my lifestyle. In 2014, I read over 70 books. It was easy to find time to read. I was commuting every day, sometimes for over 2 hours a day. At work, …

The Texas State Capitol in Downtown Austin
Austin: How To Move On A Whim

Earlier this week, I stepped foot in Austin, Texas for the first time. This was also my first time visiting the state. I’ve lived in New York City for most of my life. I’ve never seen the American South, but I’ve always found the State of Texas intriguing.  Before last week, I lived in Bogota, …

I Decided to Disconnect My WiFi At Home, Here’s What Changed

I just recently moved into a new apartment, and having been given the option to connect to a WiFi network, I opted not to. I had gotten a taste of living without internet in my home several months ago when I was forced to relocate to a new apartment due to renovations. At first, I …

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