This Will Change the Way You See Bodybuilders Forever.

When I was 12 or 13 years old, I remember switching channels to a bodybuilding competition. I’d never seen bodies like that before. I was fascinated. They looked so strong! I called my parents over, showed them the men on the TV, and asked them how I could get strong too. I did not get […]

How I went from cool kid to weird kid overnight (and what I learned)

I was 10 years old, and I couldn’t understand why the kids in my new school were laughing at me. I’d never been the one that was laughed at. I spent the first 10 years of my life on the East Coast of the United States of America. In the US, I wasn’t considered one […]

The Illusion of Tomorrow

I’m constantly surprised at how fast 3 months can go by. The older I get, the truer this feels. I blink, and here we are, 90 days later. It’s so easy to let those weeks go by without changing the routine, without challenging yourself, without giving life a nudge. Nobody wants their life to stay […]

How I Go From Terrified to Confident (With One Simple Trick)

It was years ago, but to this day I still recall every detail of how utterly terrified I felt when they called my name. For the first time in my life, I was about to sing to a live audience, alone on stage with my guitar. The loudness of the microphone made me flinch when […]

Introducing Coffeehouse Connect Week

We asked everyone in our coffee shop what they were working on. We had no idea how much of an impact it would have on us, and how much it would change the experience of working in the presence of other people. After receiving overwhelming requests to push this further, we just launched #CoffeehouseConnect Week […]

3 Tools That will Save You From Yourself

A few days ago I was feeling very anxious. Instead of dealing with it intelligently, I cheated my way through the day with incessant dopamine fixes. I couldn’t help myself. In his book “Guitar Zero” Gary Marcus cites neuroimaging research by Knutson and Cooper that found: “new knowledge can bring the same sort of surge […]