I meditated this morning and it helped me realize the stillness that I read about yesterday in Stillness is the Key by Ryan Holiday and saw in the documentary Free Solo.Continue reading Meditations on Emptiness
I’ve never done cocaine but I used to play competitive esports before it was a thing and it was one of the most exhilarating times I’ve ever had in my life. The other exhilarating times in my life were the first months after starting my first business and also the first months after meeting the love of my life.
Maybe that paints a picture of how exhilarating it was. It was like a drug.Continue reading Talent, Mastery, Esports, and Teamwork
If you follow my blog or social media, you may have wondered, what has Youn been up to and been doing all these months?
To answer your question, I think I’ve spent the past two years mourning my grandma’s death. I wasn’t sad or crying during this whole time but I was emotionally and psychologically stuck.
If you’ve seen the TV show Dark, it was like I was making progress on moving forward but then I would hit an invisible roadblock of feelings that I could not overcome and that I was going through over and over again.Continue reading Cut the Bullshit
Last year I learned how to build a 7 figure Amazon business and then my grandmother passed away. It was a tough time for me. I asked myself a lot of questions in 2018. This year I learned that I could scale 7 figure businesses, found clarity, and more. Continue reading What I Learned in 2018
I spent most of my childhood running around on my own, prowling the neighborhood when I got older. I also spent a lot of time with my grandparents who piggybacked me as a baby or held my hand as we walked to the park. My grandparents are my superheroes. Continue reading Lessons from my Grandfather
Last year I figured out how to build my first 7 figure business but I never did because when I looked at what I was selling, I saw something else other than money. Continue reading Ethics in a Capitalist Society
I love my grandmother but in her time and age, a woman’s worth was her beauty and chastity. That was her reality but realities change over time.
Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, and Peter Thiel all talk about how you need to challenge assumptions. Things that look like truths. They might have been true at one time but they aren’t anymore. These are probably what Thiel considers secrets out in plain sight. Continue reading Time, Secrets, and the Status Quo
The top two days of public unrest I’ve experienced in my young adult career are 9/11 and when we received our SHSAT scores.
The day we received those SHSAT scores, everything changed for everyone. It was when dreams were broken or made and opportunities were given or taken away.
People like to think that this standardized test is purely merit based or a great marker for intelligence. It isn’t.
My thoughts on how learning programming gave me a second sight and thus a major advantage as well as happiness and fulfillment.
Before I started learning how to program I thought that programmers and computer engineers were wizards who were able to understand some magical language that I could not comprehend. These wizards could wave a wand and bring a tech application to life. Continue reading Programming and Pattern Recognition
Late last year I had a personal dilemma. I did not like what I was doing or what I had to do in order to be “successful”.
I was working on building a 7 figure business but in order to do that I would have to scale what I was doing. I felt like I was helping pollute the environment and support bad labor practices because there was no way for me to really know if the products I bought and resold had clean, ethical supply chains. Continue reading Hidden Costs and Learning How To Program