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The True Self Is Always Shining Through

Everyone could always tell. Everyone instantly knew that I’m somehow different from all the others. Don’t ask me how, but they just knew. I’ve been traveling around the world for the past ten years. I’ve visited more than 80 countries. If there's a common philosophy...

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How To Build A Blog That Matters

It was a balmy day in late March in 2009. I was sitting in my modest Rio de Janeiro apartment about a block away from the famous Copacabana beach. I had just come from my Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practice after taking a quick dip in the Atlantic Ocean. I sat down and...

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The Hustler Mindset

I’ve always been a huge fan of mafia movies and shows. I remember accidentally stumbling on an episode of The Sopranos back in 2008. I was hooked immediately. I loved everything about the show. And, Tony Soprano, that towering figure, was a true man's man (may he rest...

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The Future Belongs To The Hustlers

If there’s anything that the previous American presidential election demonstrated is that we’re living in one of the most polarizing times in our country's brief history. In fact, this isn't even limited to America: there are many similar events happening all across...

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Advice To My 21-Year-Old Self

Hello Little Maverick, Today is your birthday. You turn the big "two one." That means you're old enough to drink. Congratulations! But there are more important issues at hand that I want to discuss with you today. First of all, you can say that your life begins now....

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A Conversation With A Traveling Stoic

I've always been fascinated by stoicism. To learn more about this, I decided to pick the brain of one of my favorite philosophers and travelers, Quintus Curtius. Quintus and I go a way back. We are both travelers. We both love Brazil. We both love to analyze what...

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