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2018 was a bit different for me. In 2016 and 2017, I wrote ~500 blog posts, intimately documenting my life, projects, and ideas, growing the blog to nearly 15k visitors per day.

In 2018, I took a break from blogging, focused on growing a business, spent as much times as I could outside, read a lot, and enjoyed the little surprises along the way.

In this post, I summarize some of my highlights from 2018. While I leave most things out, these are the things I’d most like to remember looking back.

January

At the end of 2017, I left my job at Intuit to work full time on my education company Openmind. …


2017 was a crazy year for a lot of reasons. Mainly, I learned a lot of new things (from backflips to blues guitar), blogged about the process (writing 350 blog posts), got international attention for my Month to Master project (~30M views on articles about me in the WSJ, NYT, Wired, etc.), left my job at Intuit to start a company, and met dozens of new people.

The year afforded me the biggest opportunities I’ve had yet, but also forced me to confront some of the downsides of “fame” (especially when I wasn’t ready for it).

Overall, the year will likely be one of my most memorable. In this post, I summarize some of my highlights from 2017. …


I haven’t written a blog post in a while, so I thought I’d share what I’m working on: Today, I’m launching my new company, Openmind.

I want to tell the story of the company, but first a quick description:

What is Openmind?

Openmind matches you with an expert mentor, who guides you 1-on-1 via unlimited text messaging to help you more quickly reach your goals — whether you’re looking to learn something new, grow your career, build a business, launch a side project, etc.

You can try it out here.

How it all started

In 2017, I blogged every day, documenting my year-long learning project, Month to Master, where I challenged myself to master one expert-level skill every month. …

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