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Catching Kittens for Fun and Profit

Catching Kittens for Fun and Profit

I had quite a time on my way to work this morning. My friend came and picked me up like normal (I’ve been working in a warehouse with him doing electronics assembly while I work out my upcoming Praxis apprenticeship), though he was running a little late. As we headed down the freeway, my friend spotted a kitten huddled up between the right lane and the merging lane of an on-ramp. As we continued toward our exit, he asked “Do…

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Getting Back on the Bike

Getting Back on the Bike

Well, this is awkward. I accepted a challenge to write a blog post every day for thirty days, and that was six weeks ago. I’ll be putting a pin in my read-through and application of the principles in Getting Things Done because I’ve accepted a new challenge as part of the Praxis curriculum. This week, I’ll be reading You Can’t Teach a Kid to Ride a Bike at a Seminar by David H. Sandler, one of the best-selling books on…

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My First Podcast Interview

My First Podcast Interview

Podcasting is something I’ve been interested in for a long time- really since I first started listening to them in 2012. It’s really democratized audio-based media. With traditional radio, there are only so many frequencies available, and these are regulated heavily by both the FCC and large conglomerates. Getting a talk radio show for yourself would require passing through all of these gatekeepers, many of whom would require college degrees in journalism and strict rules. Podcasting does away with all of…

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Getting Things Done- Open Loops

Getting Things Done- Open Loops

(This is part II of a series on David Allen’s classic book Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity) I had originally planned on making a post about each chapter of Allen’s book, but chapter two provides an overview of his entire system, and is therefore long and dense. I think that long, dense summaries of long, dense chapters is anathema to the art of blogging, so discussions of this chapter will be broken up into its five sub-headings. Allen’s…

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Getting Things Done- Day 1

Getting Things Done- Day 1

Today, I completed chapter one of David Allen’s Getting Things Done to kick off my current project of getting my life organized so I can be productive and relieve stress. As I was reading, I couldn’t help but take a mental inventory of everything I need to get done: -Write this blog post -Write that email to my Praxis advisor with 20 possible business names -Get moving on my business development project -Re-do my pitch deck video -Set up a time…

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… But First, A Book Review

… But First, A Book Review

One thing I’m passionate about is personal and economic liberty. I believe that people should be free to pursue their lives without intervention, so long as they themselves don’t intervene with others’ right to do the same. Being active in the Liberty Movement has helped me meet a lot of incredible people- including Connor Boyack, a renowned author, speaker, and founder of the Libertas Institute, a think tank and policy center dedicated to making Utah more free every year. I’ve…

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A New Month- And A Challenge

A New Month- And A Challenge

It’s somehow August, which I can’t believe. As I’ve gone through the first two months of the Praxis program, I’ve realized that one major obstacle that stands between where I am and where I need to be is a general lack of organization. I have no real system in place to get stuff done. So, for the remainder of the month of August- the next 30 days- I’ll be putting myself through an organization challenge. A few people have recommended…

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On the Stories We Tell Ourselves

On the Stories We Tell Ourselves

I love to tell stories. Not fictional stories. I’m really not so good at coming up with characters and plots on the fly. What I AM good at is relating almost any subject to an experience I’ve had in the past. My favorite assignments in high school and college were personal narratives. In fact, my last blog post was just three stories from my life put up into a framework of principles. I can’t help it. It’s become a part…

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On Doing Cool Stuff

On Doing Cool Stuff

I have a problem. Occasionally, I go through a bout of melancholy over the feeling that I haven’t accomplished much in my life. This especially happens when I hear about some famous so-and-so who reached such-and-such success at a younger age than I (who at the moment feels like I haven’t done anything), currently am. It makes me feel like I’ve somehow wasted time and that, by some illogical extension, will never amount to anything. I have two go-to strategies…

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How I Work

How I Work

For my inaugural post,I’ll be answering the questions from LifeHacker’s “How I Work” series. This should give you a glimpse into the man behind the blog moving forward. Enjoy! How Morgan Works: Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, in my childhood home with my parents until I complete the Praxis program. Current gig: General labor and developing a marketing strategy at the family business- Utah Screen Print. Current mobile device: iPhone 6s. Current computer: My sister’s MacBook. I’m… uh, in the market. One…

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