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Personal Development

Habits are a hard thing to build. Let’s fix that.

The podcast that started it all for me was The Art of Manliness. The podcast, and even the website, offer almost an infinite amount of thoughtfully curated content aimed at making men, and women, better. Experts weigh in subjects like how to better manage finances, planning and implementing workouts, how to sharpen personal and interpersonal skills, and even how to survive a bear attack. Mostly, the content is to help readers work on their personal development.

I’ve subscribed to countless productivity gurus, Matt D’Avella, Thomas Frank, and many, many more. But like most people, I struggle with motivation and not procrastinating. Well, I want to experiment and see what works and what doesn’t. Maybe this will help you too. Maybe it won’t. Maybe this is just a huge brain dump that helps. We shall see.

So this content will be different than Farm Traveler. Here, I’ll share strategies, tips/tricks, and books aimed at personal development. This won’t be all serious, it’ll be fun. Stick around.

Do what scares you.

So you’ve heard about Allie and I’s boat. We love taking it out with friends to Shell Island (a little peninsula where all the locals go to hangout on weekends in the summer), fishing, or even afternoon trips with Sadie. Truth is, I’m always scared to take it out. I’m scared the waves might be … Continue Reading Do what scares you.

Time Blocking

This year I’ve been trying to stay focused. It’s been going ok, except for wh…SQUIRREL!!! Ok, clearly I still need work. But, one tool that actually has been super helpful is Time Blocking. Queue all the Elon Musk fanboys because this is a tactic that Elon apparently uses daily. Time blocking is pretty much scheduling … Continue Reading Time Blocking


Off and on for the last few years I have attempted journaling. Each morning, actually only mornings where I’m able (aka not lazy enough) to wake up early, I’ll get a cup of coffee or tea, and sit down to journal. The current book I’m journaling with is Bob Goff’s Live in Grace, Walk in … Continue Reading Journaling…Again.


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