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Changing priorities

2014 was a year of career challenges, getting swole, traveling, and changing priorities. Let’s take a look at some of the goals I mentioned at the end of 2013 and see how I did. Staying active Crossfit I continued going to Crossfit all year, solidly making it my main workout. I even fundraised for, and […]
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A time for speeding up

In my last post, I talked about slowing down, reflecting, and experimenting as a way to overcome feeling stuck. The two main insights I got from that were 1) I need to be proactive about improving the skills that are important to me, and 2) being proactive in creative ways makes me more motivated. Since […]
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A time for slowing down

Last May, I decided to take a year off my PhD after months of struggling to find a research niche, finally finding it, then realizing (with some panic) that I could create a bigger impact in the industry. A summer internship at Google kickstarted the year, justified the expensive move to the Bay Area, and […]
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Month of Yes

As part of my goals for the summer, I decided to say yes to every invitation for a month starting May 19th, a few days after I moved to the Bay Area. I wanted to try new things I never thought of trying before, open myself up to serendipity, and satisfy my curiosity about what’s […]
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How I cut my morning routine time in half

Recently, I’ve been reading The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg, an engaging book on how changing behavior should be done through understanding and tweaking the very basic habits that drive our daily routine. The book talks about identifying one keystone habit that, when built correctly, can ripple out to other changes in our lives. I […]
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