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“Lift Your Soul”. The Unusual People You Meet At The Gym.

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“Hey man, looking good. You’ve lost weight!” he called out from the row machine, with a gregarious smile & thick accent that sounded South American.

“Oh…um, thanks!” I mumbled, startled out of the furious internal monologue I had on the way to the treadmill by such a pleasant comment.

I wasn’t ready for what was going to happen next.

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January 17, 2013 at 6:06 pm

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So, I Turn 26 Today – The Hamster Wheel Of Doom And Other Lessons From A Quarter-Life-Crisis Survivor.

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25 was the worst year of my life. The absolute worst. And the morbidly funny thing about bad situations? You learn a lot and grow from them. So I’ll begrudgingly take the painful-yet-liberating lessons I learned. And I’ll happily share them with you, dear friend.

Here they are, in no particular order, with all blood, guts, and glory exposed.
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Written by Varun

March 22, 2012 at 11:35 am

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4 Simple Things I Learned From Tim Ferriss’ 21-Day No Complaint Challenge.

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On May 1st, I decided to take up Tim Ferriss’ 21-day No Complaint Challenge. Ok, so it’s Will Bowen’s idea, but Tim introduced me to it so I’m giving him credit. Basically, it’s based on the very real concept that words beget thoughts: positive begets positive, negative begets negative. So it was a mind-control experiment of sorts. Wicked. I wanted to see how much it would affect me & what I would learn from it. I really wasn’t expecting the mind-blowing results I got. Here goes:

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May 31, 2011 at 5:32 pm

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