Meet Women Head On


In the past few weeks I’ve started to take a real hard and critical look at how I meet women. I wasn’t satisfied with the number and caliber of women that I was meeting and dating and decided I needed to make dramatic changes. Be a player not a pickup artist. Although I learned a […]

Stick to One or Two Big Goals

AS Rome vs FC Bayern Munich

I recently watched a great video from Chris at Good Looking Loser (the accompanying article summarizes many points in the video, you should read and watch both). The main takeaways I got from the video were: You’ve got to learn to work hard before you can learn to work “smart” If you don’t work hard, you […]

Modafinil and Making My Move to Europe


Much has been said about Modafinil, a drug originally developed for treating narcolepsy and military purposes, which dramatically sharpens your focus for extended periods of time. Comparisons have been made to the imaginary drug, NZT-48 from the film Limitless with Bradley Cooper. I don’t agree with this comparison since that drug increased the intelligence and […]

A Day in an Independent Life


Part of the joy of living independently is creating the lifestyle you want. As time goes on I see there just aren’t enough hours in the day to do everything I would like to, but I’m trying to refine and adjust things as I go along to make the most of it. Below is a […]

There’s No Substitute for Experience

Thomas Edison in 1888, spent from working on his phonograph

Experience is like currency or an investment that you can draw upon as you accumulate more of it. Recently I reflected on three areas of my life where experience over time was the defining feature of my achievements, namely: game, moving abroad and my PhD. There’s no substitute or shortcut to experience. You’ll always do […]

Challenges of Independent Living


In my last post I wrote about the benefits of independent living. Though things are much better for me now, there are tradeoffs and new challenges to face when you reconfigure your lifestyle towards freedom. Diet Last time I mentioned that a poor diet was a phase I went through when I first moved abroad. Since eating […]

Benefits of Independent Living


Exactly a year ago I moved from Northern California to Poland. Besides a month-long visit back home for the holidays, I’ve been living in Warsaw, the capital city. Its been a great experience, not without its challenges, but overall a dramatic improvement to my previous lifestyle. Sleep This is probably the most underrated and arguably […]

Dealing with Stomach Problems in Poland


Each time that I’ve come back to Poland after being gone for 6 months or more, I’ve had stomach problems resulting in cramps, pain and diarrhea (also known as Traveler’s diarrhea). Its not a pleasant subject, but its something that travelers have to deal with when they encounter new environments and the different types of […]