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Chasing Freedom

I spent much of my life chasing freedom. Growing up, I chased the freedom of escaping my family’s roots in San Francisco Chinatown and living a richer life. I felt so proud when I graduated from MIT and landed my first engineering job at Google — they were my golden

Chasing Freedom

Build Your Tension Muscle and Create the Success You Want in Life

Several years ago, I committed to a daily Uncomfortable Conversation challenge. At the time, I was working with an amazing coach on taking up more space in conversations. I'd been struggling with telling engaging stories, with interrupting when I had something to add, and with being more vulnerable about my

Build Your Tension Muscle and Create the Success You Want in Life

5 Lessons Nomadic Travel Taught Me About How to Spend My Energy

One year ago, my wife Candace and I started traveling the world as nomads, with just a carry-on and a small backpack each. It'd been both a dream and fear of mine for a while. I dreamt of the freedom — an opportunity of a lifetime to create an epic adventure

5 Lessons Nomadic Travel Taught Me About How to Spend My Energy

I'm Quitting Engineering and Taking My Next Big Leap

The conversation that would change the trajectory of my life's work happened just before the pandemic hit. My dear friend Elenna and I were celebrating at E&O Kitchen and Bar in downtown San Francisco — we had just finished running a workshop for leaders in tech on reprogramming beliefs. That's

I'm Quitting Engineering and Taking My Next Big Leap

Making Your Way Toward More Acceptance and Inner Peace

Dear Friend, I know what it’s like to be feeling a deep sense of inner turmoil inside, as if there’s a battle being waged inside of you that you don't know how to stop. I know what it’s like to have a part of you longing for

Making Your Way Toward More Acceptance and Inner Peace