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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 1,080 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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Five years ago when I evacuated my unremarkably average life as an unhappy banker, I promised myself that I wouldn’t wait. That I wouldn’t wait to live a life of adventure or to try things that terrified me or to begin new stories with uncertain endings. And I also promised myself that I wouldn’t wait [...]
Those were the first five words I spoke to the love of my life on the fourth of January in 2008. What followed was the only type of poetry I have ever written. A young and inarticulate man’s attempt to excavate the virtue of the only Love he has ever known. To a woman who’s vicinity [...]
Warning: There is no greater point to this article. Just sharing with you a little bit about me. If you’re not into that, feel free to skip it. Here’s something you may or may not know about me. The first company I ever started was in 2001. It was called Lancaster Acting Company. We were [...]
Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. Antoine de Saint-Exupery ___ Many times people feel as if they are lacking something in order to start a new business, plan a new adventure, launch a new product, try a new approach. That’s rarely the case. [...]
A few nights ago I was careening down a lonely two lane highway somewhere in Nebraska on my way to North Dakota. It was late at night. Sometime after 10, I believe. I had been driving for hours. I’m not sure if this happens to you, but once I surpass a couple hundred miles of [...]
Where is AJ Right Now?
So proud of my cousin @nvill , graduating #1 in his class at Mt Sinai Medical School!! Came back to NYC just to be here to see him walk across the stage.
Hopping @americanair back home, then it's on the road again. :)
Honorary Misfits all over the world will be receiving the Misfit Quarterly soon!
Sending out packages today to the Honorary Misfits in the UK, Europe, Africa and Asia. :)