What brings you alive? How do you make big decisions? These posts are a mix of my own personal experiences, as well as tips and templates to help you ride out the emotional highs and lows that come with living a full life.

Life Lessons (see also: Goals category)

Lemons to Lemonade

On Stress

On Confidence & Fear (see the related Happiness category)

On Change

On Gratitude

My thanks to you

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Written by Davis Nguyen  After graduating college a few months ago, I moved to San Francisco to start a job I am truly passionate about. As excited as I was, I knew that San Francisco has the most expensive median rent in the United States. I had to figure out a way to make the […]


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Written by Davis Nguyen  Two months ago, I found myself watching a 5:30 sunrise from a white sand beach in Vietnam. It was the type of sunrise that I dreamt about waking up to when I started planning for my post-graduation trip two years ago. But when it finally happened, I wasn’t happy. I felt […]


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Written by Paul Angone Why do some people live a life full of significance, impact, and meaning – basically a life of their dreams? While the rest live a ho-hum life – full of potential, but with no real purpose? For the last 10 + years,  I’ve searched for the answers to those two questions. […]

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I will always be grateful for my mother, who raised my little brother and me without a man in the house, who taught us to value our education despite never finishing elementary school herself, and who never let being paralyzed stop her from caring for her two sons. My mother made living on food stamps […]


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Written by Marisol Dahl Three months ago today, I graduated college. And as summer is winding down and that back to school season kicks in, it’s really hitting that I won’t be returning to the wonderful comforts of college dorm rooms, courtyards full of students, and 24-hour libraries. There are a lot of changes that come […]

Written by Paul Angone There are so many well-hidden suckholes that can stop all momentum, growth, and success in your twenties. And you can fall into one of these pitfalls without even realizing it, and then stay stuck well into your 30s, 40s, 50s…you get where I’m going… Now that I’ve successfully freaked us all out, […]

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