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My Life Story, Part 5: What Do You Do When You Start to Hate Your Business? (2013 – 2016)

Have you ever read an amazing autobiography? They’re rare. Most famous people aren’t great writers. But when a stunner comes along, it can electrify you. My favorite is Andre Agassi’s Open, where he recounts his journey to become one of the best male tennis players of all time – and how it made him hate […]
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My Life Story, Part 4: How I Defeated Sauron and Saved Middle-Earth (2011 – 2012)

When the Dark Lord Sauron returns after hundreds of years of captivity, the easiest way to defeat him is to go straight to Mt. Doom and toss the Ring of Power into the lava to ensure its total destruction. Or… you could get distracted by random side quests, fight a giant spider or three, and […]
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My Life Story, Part 3: How I Almost Shut Down This Business (2010 – 2011)

In June of 2011, I was very close to quitting this business, shutting down both sites, and deleting everything. You’ve mostly read about success so far: overcoming obstacles, launching products, and yes, even surviving the occasional Korean girl who kept showing up at my apartment unannounced to steal my tomatoes. Today, though, my story is […]
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My Life Story, Part 2: How a Guy in a Pink Rabbit Suit and a Korean Girl Changed My Life (2008 – 2010)

When I tell people I lived in Korea for 1.5 years, the first question I usually get is “Why?” That’s a tough one to answer, and there’s a long story behind it. The second question I usually get from people is “Did you live in North Korea or South Korea?” That one’s much easier to […]
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My Life Story, Part 1: How I Started This Site (2007 – 2008)

When I sent out an email last year asking if you wanted to hear the story of how I started this site, I got a lot of “interesting” responses: “I like some blogs about blogging. Back in the day, I liked a particular one by a guy named Steve Pavlina who wrote a rather excellent […]
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