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The World Needs a Hustler

Ok, so the title was a bit misleading since what I mean by hustler is how this “Art of Manliness” post describes it:

I’m talking about the work-your-ass-off-while-your-competition-plays-Rock Band kind of hustling. Hustling=doing whatever you have to do, for however long as you have to do it, until you reach your goal.

The World Belongs to Those Who Hustle

I enjoyed reading this post for a few reasons, one being that I rarely sleep anymore because I have so much to do and learn about a lot of things.  Whether it’s blogging, reading a couple books a night, homework for class, articles about politics, news, philosophy, theories, to my own writing on a variety of topics, there’s a lot to do in a day.  So why ruin it with sleeping?  I totally agre with his “bust your ass” philosophy.

The second reason this article resonated with me is that I’m basically in the same boat as he is.  I’m fairly average in most things, but I make up for it with the amount of hours I pour into any given topic or pursuit.  I want to go to law school after I graduate, so I’m going to have to bust my ass if I want to succeed in both getting there and succeeding while I’m there.  It’s been quite a trip so far, who would have guessed that so many laws and cases could be so important?  hahaha.  His example of hustle is inspiring, without a doubt.

So what was the point of that rant?  Go check out this guy’s blog!  Become a man at last!

The Art of Manliness

Have it good,



February 8, 2010 Posted by | Man Skills | , , | 1 Comment

ah, nostalgia

Now this takes me back to June ’09, touring the west coast in a van a lot like this guy’s.  We slept in it for almost 30 days straight, thanking god for Wal-Mart marking lots and .88 packs of hotdogs.  Showered in the Pacific Ocean, rest stops and a friend’s pool.  Absolute freedom, I loved it.  Saw some amazing things and met some interesting people.

I envy this dude, I really do.

I live in a van down by Duke University


Have it good,


January 7, 2010 Posted by | Man Skills, Miscellaneous | | Leave a comment

Speed read like T.R.? oh yeah

No wonder the man was a juggernaut of a human, he read books faster than the national debt increases!  Check out these helpful tips that really do help, I already did some of them but the Z pattern was interesting to learn.

When Theodore Roosevelt did things, he did them with gusto. That included reading. Roosevelt was a voracious reader. The man devoured books like a damn hungry lion feasting on a fresh kill.  While in the White House, he would read a book every day before breakfast. If he didn’t have any official business in the evening, he would read two or three more books plus any magazines and newspapers that caught his fancy. By his own estimates, TR read tens of thousands of books during his lifetime, including hundreds in foreign languages.

Roosevelt accomplished this feat because he knew how to speed read. Associates said he would would flip through two or three pages in a minute. Despite reading so quickly, Roosevelt could relate back  in minute detail all of a book’s important points and even recite quotes from the text.

TR’s life as a bionic book worm also provided plenty of grist for the 2,000 published works he turned out himself.

How to Speed Read Like Theodore Roosevelt

Wow, like I said, absolute Juggernaut. 

Have it good,


January 5, 2010 Posted by | Man Skills | , , | Leave a comment