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Jason Lengstorf
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Failed musician. Frequent traveler. Mediocre bartender.
Failed musician. Frequent traveler. Mediocre bartender.

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I'm very guilty of saying, "I'll be happy when..."

But over the years, none of the goals I've achieved have made me happy: not starting my own business, not having sex — not even the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Here's how I learned to find happiness despite all that.

Read the post ==> http://lengstorf.com/finding-happiness/

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On an average day, I have roughly forty billion tasks to accomplish for work.

Despite that, I force myself to make time for things that really matter to me: the gym, my friends, time to be alone and quiet.

But at some point, there's no more time to make — it's just not possible.

I had to come up with a different solution if I was going to fit in some of the "less critical" things I like.

Read the post ==> http://lengstorf.com/find-time/

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It’s easy to decline an invitation because we’re too busy, or because new adventures can feel uncomfortable. But what are we missing out on by staying home?

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I used to think that TV, cookies, and tying shoes all happened by magic.

Some time in my late twenties, I learned that wasn't true.

What's the big deal? Is there anything wrong about a world without magic?

Read the post ==> http://lengstorf.com/magic/

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When I wake up every day, I tell myself a story: "I'm a person who has done X and Y, and because of that I'll do Z today."

Our lives become the stories we tell ourselves, and those become the guidelines for how we live.

(And how we live today becomes part of the story we tell ourselves tomorrow.)

Are you telling good stories?

Read the post here ==> http://lengstorf.com/stories/

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One of the most interesting transformations in human culture is the move from childhood into adulthood.

What's the difference between the people who appear to have it all together and those who just can't seem to get it together?

It seems that these days, growing up is somewhat optional.

Are we screwed as a species?

Read the post ==> http://lengstorf.com/growing-up-vs-growing-older/

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I definitely lean toward workaholism, which causes me to feel guilty when I spend time on something that's not work-related.

Here's how I've adjusted my priorities to allow time for my other interests.

Read the post here ==> http://lengstorf.com/do-it-every-day/

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I have a best friend.

It feels awkward to say that out loud, and it really shouldn't. Why are men ashamed of male friendship?

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At +Copter Labs I use the term “set yourself on fire” frequently. To me, it means a sink-or-swim moment: you’ll either find a way to put this fire out, or you’re toast.

It removes the option to fail just a little bit. You now either make this work, or you go down hard.

For me, and for most people I know, this is both horribly frightening and incredibly motivating.

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As a kid I was so scared of horror films I’d get scared just thinking about them. As I got older I learned to see how the movie ends to take away its power.

Are you letting something become a monster in your head?

Read the post here ==> http://lengstorf.com/name-your-fear/
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