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Receiving Help

I hope you're doing fantastic. I spent a significant chunk of last week hanging out with my mom. She lives in Denmark, I live in New York, and she was visiting me here for the first time in 15 years. She's 75, an accomplished artist, workshop leader, speaker, and very healthy and active to boot. In her past life she created a market leading 50-person software company from scratch and then sold it. I'm quite proud of my mom, and it was a joy to spend the week with her.

I've been thinking...

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Exercise as a celebration of life

I've always had a strained relationship with physical exercise and movement. I hated phys ed in school, I hated when the family wen biking together, I hated golf, I hated pretty much anything physical. I preferred to sit very still on an office chair in front of my computer and program.

Right before I was going to be in the military I had my brother show me how to go for a run, because I'd never done it. I remember being so sore and my feet got blisters all over from the run. Phew. Not for...

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Interviewed on HuffPo Live about changing my name

As you may know, my name wasn't always Calvin. I was born Lars. But I changed it, in part because I never liked it, in part because it was tricky in the US (especially my middle and last names - Holger Pind), but mostly because I got really curious about numerology, and wanted to try it out.

Since then I've changed my name one more time, and I'm loving it all the way. The way my life has changed since first changing my name is simply incredible, and completely in line with what the numerology...

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What are we shooting for?

Going from having a job where you have to put in body time in order to get paid, like most people do, to making your income from passive or recurring sources, like royalties, licenses, and so on, is a really big step. I wish for everyone to experience the financial freedom that it brings.

But I think if that's all we're shooting for, that's setting the bar pretty low.

What I really want to see is, I want each and every human being on this planet to discover their inner life force, their...

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Stop trying so damn hard

I had the craziest day a couple of weeks ago that I've been meaning to tell you about.

For a long time, I've been wanting to do stand-up comedy. I took a workshop last year and it totally sucked. I also took some classes in improv, but it wasn't quite the same. People have told me that stand-up comedy was a very specific discipline, and that it takes something very special, and that there's a lot of technique and that I should basically forget about it. Blah blah blah.

For even longer, I've...

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Wanting to do vs wanting to get done

Almost the same, but so different.

It's something I struggle with a lot. There are a lot of things I want to get done. So when I start my day by asking myself, what would I really love to do today, frequently the question I really end up answering is the other one, What would I like to get done today?

Don't get me wrong. Getting things done is great. But it's easy to end up just ticking items off a to-do list without making real progress, without making the contribution we came here for,...

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Be Where You Are

As entrepreneurs, it's easy to want to be further along than we are. To want to be more successful, have more clients, make more money. And that desire is great. But it's really really important that we enjoy and appreciate where we are. In fact, that we want to be where we are, right now.

Because this is the only now that exists. And if today you want to be 3 steps ahead of where you are, guess where you'll want to be when you're 3 steps further than today? That's right, you'll want to...

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When you let go of the "should", the "want to" may arise

I wrote about Getting Things Done last week. Since then, I've had a related experience - twice - that I need to share with you.

I've been having a side project to create an iOS app for calculating numerology with my friend and numerologist, Allberte. It started with my online numerology calculator, and it grew into talks about an app, and immediately my mind started thinking about what an app might do, and how to do it, and so on.

Yet, as the weeks went on and I did nothing about it, it was...

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Learning to live in a finite world

There's a part of me that longs for the day that I never have to worry about how much or what I eat, or how much and what type of exercise I do.

It's the same part of me that doesn't want to worry about money and what I spend them on and whether there's going to be enough. 

It's also the same part that doesn't want to have to worry about what I spend my time on.

Or what I choose to put in the limited space I have in my Manhattan apartment.

In short, there's a part of me that really...

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Getting Things Done, in Two Variants

Getting things done is important. We work on the energy, we blechschmidt, we visualize, we do all of those things. But at the end of the day, we still need to get stuff done.

Here are two of my favorite hacks for getting the most important things done reliably and consistently.

The Spread-Out Variant

My life takes different forms at different times. A few months back, I had many projects going all at once. I was applying for my visa, I was overseeing different development projects, I was...

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