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A Misfit's Guide to Changing the World
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My name is AJ
I used to be an unremarkably average financial executive in Manhattan, until I decided to start changing the world instead. I am a writer, designer, entrepreneur, humanitarian and nomad. I am now on a quest to travel around the world in 1,880 days, which you can follow along by subscribing.
The Pursuit of Everything is about living with intention, doing work that truly matters and changing the world. If that sounds interesting to you, you can read more here.
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The Life & Times of a Remarkable Misfit
“The Life and Times of a Remarkable Misfit” is a collection of essays about living with intention, doing work that matters and changing the world. If you’ve never quite fit in & you feel like there is more to life than working a job you hate, then this might be for you.+ Get a Copy
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It doesn’t take much to be the guy in the room who says no to everything. It’s not hard work to identify the general excitement behind a new idea or the momentum of a new direction and call out all the possible ways it could fail. Anybody can do that. Any three year old kid […]
I’ve reconvened on my green bench, watching the tide inch ever nearer with each wave. In two hours, the shoreline will evaporate and be submerged into the blueish-green billows of the Gulf of Siam. I am completely cognizant that this should not be surprising nor delightful as it is a daily and common occurrence – […]
Last year when I was in California in the midst of remodeling and reinventing The Pegasus, I found myself standing at a bar in Azusa waiting for my morning double espresso at what has become one of my favorite coffee shops in the entire world. I stood there patiently, leaning on the counter, admiring the finger paint on […]
We always give advice about what to do. But sometimes I think knowing what not to do is much more helpful. Here’s a list of 10 Essential “Don’ts” for people who were meant to change the world. Don’t wait for permission. Don’t spend your life chasing money. Don’t quit because it hurts. (quit because you’re smart enough […]
Michael Jordan drank a bottle of red gatorade before each 50 point game. Casey Neistat shot his amazing new film on a Canon 5d, and Dwight Shrute tweeted about it. Seth writes a blog post every single day, and has a gazillion page views per hour. ____ Just because two variables are legitimately correlated, does not necessarily imply any […]