Did alcohol keep me from asking deeper questions?

I stopped drinking for the second time when I moved to Taiwan. I never planned to quit. It just happened. I went to night markets instead of bars, met my now wife who doesn’t really drink, and slowly the desire disappeared.

I found this fascinating. The first time I quit…


A step back from work can help recharge your batteries and give you a fresh perspective on work and life

After I quit my job in 2017 I spent 5 weeks in Europe. It was the longest break from the “real world” I had ever taken and in the second week, I started to feel extremely guilty. I became hyper-aware of the script in my head that said I should…


The alumni of top consulting firms are part of all types of organizations around the world. Consulting firms like McKinsey, Bain, and BCG can claim world leaders, public company CEOs, heads of non-profits, entrepreneurs and even musicians.

These firms produce many impressive alumni because they tend to recruit and attract…


Non-doing is uncomfortable but worth it

I rolled out of my twin bed and stumbled into the common room. As I started the coffee maker I started thinking about my day and had a feeling of emptiness.

I had nothing to do.

It was sometime in early September in 2018. I had just moved across the…


Reflections on living & traveling abroad the last two years

What follows is a transcript of a video I created reflecting on the last two and a half years of travel at the end of 2020. I’ve been living and working as a digital nomad living in several different countries since 2018.

Three years ago my friend said I…


A Book Review of Agnes Callard’s Aspiration

To others, I made a bold decision to quit my job and chart a different course in 2017. Yet in my own experience of the event, there was no singular moment or decision made. …


Starting your own business is a secret dream of many and with the emergence of more clear paths to make money online, many knowledge workers are deciding to test the waters of self-employment and entrepreneurship. In making such a leap many people hope to increase the amount of freedom and…


During the initial months of the Covid crisis you were bombarded with tips about how to optimize your day while working online and how to be more effective than ever while multi-tasking zoom meetings, slack chats and conference calls.

For many, working remotely is unsettling. They start questioning their relationship…


Remote work is poorly understood and for good reason. What most people have experienced is merely being “allowed” to work remotely on occasion, having to stay home with someone sick in the family, logging in while traveling or waiting for the cable guy to install internet.

While I am a…


On printing money and getting back on the “wheel”

Essay by Paul Millerd & ryan borker

Look at this cute little guy:

Paul Millerd

The future of work is about doing less work @ www.think-boundless.com & 📩 boundless.substack.com

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