Designing Your Life

2014…2015 – Isolation, Separation, Transformation

2014…2015 – Isolation, Separation, Transformation

Well, it’s that time of year—time to reflect on 2014 and look ahead to 2015. Ending a 4-year relationship, moving to new places, and starting a completely new chapter of life have characterized my 2014. To say it was not an easy year would be an understatement; 2014 was a challenging year for me by all accounts. However, 2014 was also one of the most important years I’ve had on this planet of ours—a year during which I had to take a hard look at my life, exercise a large amount of courage, and admit to myself that I was going in a direction that was not authentic for me. So,...

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Moving to Boulder, Colorado

Moving to Boulder, Colorado

Ever since I met my partner, Kyle, we set out to build a ‘home base’ where we can enjoy the benefits of both freedom and community while pursuing our dreams and goals. . This seemingly simple task proved to be extremely challenging. We considered Melbourne, Australia, my previous home-base, but after living there for a few months, it became apparent that at this stage of our lives, the distance to Kyle’s family would be far too long. We thought of buying a beach house in Dominican Republic but a couple of months in the country was enough to disqualify it from the list – The...

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2013, 2014

2013, 2014

As 2013 draws to a close, it’s time to take stock of the year gone by and look ahead to the fresh year ahead. I love this time of year. New Year’s Eve has long been my favorite time to release the old year and open myself to the fullest potential of the next. New Year’s Eve is also the time when I pick one primary focus for the upcoming 12 months. This simple practice allows me to immerse myself within the chosen area of focus and spur more growth as a result of it. In previous years, my yearly focus had shifted from extreme fitness to freedom creation, to RTW travel, to last...

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Realizing BIG Dreams

Realizing BIG Dreams

  Big Goals. Everyone sets them. Everyone knows they are important, everyone wants to achieve them, yet only a few succeed. For each of us, there once lived a big dream we desired to manifest – travel the world, run a marathon, create financial independence… Whatever the big goal was, somewhere along the road we lost sight of it and let it slip away. We convinced ourselves that it was too hard, too overwhelming, too big… we gave up the dream to quiet the mind but deep down, it’s still trapped inside, wanting to come out, waiting to be freed… Can you relate to any...

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Lifestyle Makeover

Lifestyle Makeover

  What would make someone leave his comfortable, known life and set out on a new and uncertain journey? I’ve asked myself this question many times in the past. In 2003, I left a very comfortable apartment in downtown Tel Aviv, quit my stable project management job, said goodbye to all my friends and family, and started a completely new life in Australia. In 2009, I quit a well-paying corporate job, sold almost everything I owned, packed a small backpack, left my beloved Australia and went on a 4 years nomadic journey around the world. And these days, I transition from being a...

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Eliminating Online Distractions

Eliminating Online Distractions

“Man must shape his tools lest they shape him.” ~Arthur Miller Do you find yourself checking emails while working on something else? Do you log into Facebook multiple times a day, often spending aimless time on it? Do you sometimes feel an uncontrollable urge to just check Twitter one more time? It has happened to all of us. During a time when we know we should be doing something else, we find a reason to log into Facebook or Twitter or Gmail or… whatever – we may convince ourselves we’ll stay for “just a few minutes”, but instead we stay far longer....

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