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    What Makes You Happy Interview No.2 : 101 Ways To Find Happiness

    Welcome to the second in an interview series about happiness. You can check out interview #1 for a breakdown of what this series is about but in simple terms, it’s about happiness and what it means to people.  Happiness can be complicated but it’s always something we’re looking to achieve. In addition, we all have different definitions and I set out to find out what those might be for others.  Today, we’re talking with my friend Adam from Minafi! What makes you happy with Adam from Minafi Adam, welcome and thanks for participating. As always, I’ll start with an easy one. Tell us about yourself. Hey hey! I’m Adam and…

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    What Makes You Happy Interview No.1 : Finding Happiness at Home

    What makes you happy? A new interview series.  What makes you happy? It’s a good question and one that all of us likely ask ourselves at one point in our lives. It’s an important thing to figure out and that can be a tough task at times. The reason this can be so complicated is that there’s no one size fits all answer to the question. There’s your usual suspects like family, travel, money or power and others but not all of these fill that inner void for everyone. I’ve always been fascinated by the concept of happiness. It’s an odd little thing; how different all of us are when it…

  • I am getting married this weekend and I have a new job

    Quick life update here to explain my lack of posting. I’m getting married and I have a new job and my free time has been sucked away into some big dark void where blog articles don’t exist. It’s true, it has happened to many hobbies and now it happened to me! I’ve mentioned this before but I proposed to an awesome person over a year ago. Back then it seemed so far away but time moves fast and the day is finally here. We’ve spent the last few weeks getting everything finalized and by this time Monday, we’ll be man and wife. It’s pretty awesome and I’m pretty excited to…

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    The 30 Day Plank Challenge

    Guys, it’s time to get healthy. This blog is about the journey towards early retirement but it’s also about the life you lead while getting there. After all, what good is retiring early if you’re out of shape and feeling crappy? The other day, my future wife popped the big question. She asked me if I wanted to do the 30 day plank challenge. I didn’t really know what that was but since I knew of the exercise, I figure it was worth a shot. You see, we’re getting married this year. The problem is that neither of us are what anyone would call peak fighting shape right now. The…

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    Golfing Like a Pro – Trying Golf for the First Time in my Life

    Let’s play that golf – my first time golfing Worried about your first time golfing? I was! Golf has always been a mystery to me. It’s a game that seemed inaccessible when I was growing up. You needed clubs, balls, special clothing and then you had to pay the course fees too. That’s a lot of cash to spend especially when you’re pretty poor. It seemed so much easier just to buy a basketball and go to a court. Hell, you could even go to the court and use someone else’s basketball. That meant that in my 35 years on this earth, I have never played golf. In truth, I’ve…

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    Coming to America in search of the American Dream

    Welcome to part two in my series of introductory posts. The first one was about my time in Poland and you can check it out here. If your goal is to know more about some random immigrant on the internet then start there. This second part is all about come over here and chasing that old American dream. In the last episode, I had just left Poland and was ready to start the next chapter in my life which didn’t mean much since I was 10. In this episode, I’m talking about Coming to America. It’s a good movie but it’s also what this post is about. Coming to America…