If I can do it, so can you

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One cold, early morning in late January 2018, I woke at 5:30 to let my new puppy relieve himself.

While he did his business, I brewed a pot of coffee then opened my laptop to start writing. …

If you can learn these earlier, you’ll be WAY better off.

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Life is full of lessons.

The longer you live, the more you (hopefully) learn.

Here are some fundamental lessons that took me until 30 to fully understand.

1. Acquire knowledge not stuff

Stuff weighs you down. Knowledge sets you free.

I used to spend a lot of money on cars, expensive phones, and other electronics.

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I am not a morning person whatsoever.

Late last year, I began waking up at 5:30 AM to write for an hour then drive to work at an engineering firm. It was the hardest fucking thing I had done in a long time. But I did it.

And you know…

You need to learn these skills

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People are obsessed with hard skills and think they’re required to succeed in business.

We all know at least one person (maybe even you) who’s thought:

“Man, I could make bank if I knew how to code.”

But let’s pull that string a little further. Let’s say you learned how…

Do these every day and you can’t lose

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Daily routines aren’t attractive, but it’s hard to argue with their results.

Throughout my 5+ years writing online, I’ve found that these 7 daily actions are the highest-value actions any writer can do that lead to:

  • More ideas
  • Better writing
  • Greater output
  • A happier life

Here they are:


First, the…

How I turned my life around when I needed to most

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When I was 20 and in college, there’s one night that I remember most (even more than losing my virginity).

It was the night I had a head-in-my-hands meltdown, kneeling over my bed, while my friends were out drinking at a house party.

I had spent the previous 3 years…

It may or may not be for you

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So you’re thinking about becoming a writer, huh?

Before you get too far along, I thought it’d be a good idea to set some initial expectations, debunk a few common myths, and get your head in the right place. …

Yes, seriously

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There I was (again), lying in bed at 11 am on a Saturday morning.

I rolled over to look at my girlfriend next to me. Same situation. Our bellies craved food and coffee, but neither of us with the will to get out of bed. …

Setting up your writing habit for success

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The hardest part for any new writer is feeling like you have nothing to write about.

To write, you need ideas.

Now, I know what you’re thinking: “But I don’t have any ideas!”


You have all the ideas you need in that pretty little head of yours. And if…

All the magic happens if you can just stay in the game long enough

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“Stay in the game.”

That’s become my motto for working out as I’ve gotten older and more susceptible to injury. As long as I’m in the game, I can keep growing, making progress, and kicking ass. The second I hurt myself, I’m forced to watch from the sidelines.

I’ve found…

Jason Gutierrez

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