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How To Monetize A Blog

Humans tend to overcomplicate things and making money is certainly on top of the list. But it’s not rocket science. Generally, you have two options: build your business or work for someone else’s business. Either you create value or help someone else create value. Those two paths summarize my early years. When I was in […]

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Feb. 6, 2018, 5:38 p.m.

Finding Your Meaning And Purpose In The Chaotic And Confusing World

In today’s Wisdom for Men podcast, I review two of my favorite books that have helped me find meaning and purpose in this world full of chaos. The first book I had read years ago and it has influenced a lot of my thinking going forward. The second book I had read recently, and it […]
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Feb. 1, 2018, 5:46 p.m.

The Biggest Transformation Of Your Life

A healthy life is a life of endless changes and transitions. Moving to a different place, changing your social circle, or even having something else for breakfast are all examples of healthy changes. But there’s one transformation to rule them all, one that encompasses all your skills, dreams and aspirations and makes you one with […]
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Jan. 31, 2018, 5:34 p.m.

The First Maverick AMA (Ask me anything)

I’m doing my first AMA (ask me anything). How it works: Ask me any question I will collect all questions and record a video with my answers You will get a private link to the video with my answers via email Note: If you don’t ask a question, you don’t get a link to the […]
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Jan. 29, 2018, 2:29 p.m.

The Maverick Manifesto

When I started blogging back in 2008, I wrote about anything that popped into my head. I wrote about travel, dating, relationships, language hacking, the best nightlife in Rio de Janeiro and, occasionally, what I had for breakfast, lunch, dinner, etc. I never had a clear strategy or purpose. I didn’t sit down and think […]
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Jan. 26, 2018, 9:38 p.m.

The Two Most Influential Books I’ve Ever Read

If there’s one thing that I credit to my growth and self-actualization over the years it would be books. A good book is nothing less than a conversation with a very smart person. Books have really made me the person that I’m today. I’m a voracious reader and typically read 1-2 books per week. I […]
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Jan. 24, 2018, 5:01 p.m.

Forget About Building A Business If You Don’t Own The Platform

I recently decided to expand the way I spread my message by creating various videos on YouTube. After all, if a picture is worth a thousand words, a video must be worth a million words. So far, I’m enjoying the journey and plan on creating different content and different channels. Spending lots of time on […]
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Jan. 23, 2018, 6:49 p.m.

Did I Mislead People About Eastern Europe?

A couple of years ago, I wrote an article called, “13 Things They Didn’t Tell You About Eastern Europe.” The article contained my observations about the region as an Eastern European guy who had traveled in every single country and also spent plenty of time living in many of them as well. I discuss things […]
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Jan. 19, 2018, 4:55 p.m.

How To Lower Or Eliminate Your Taxes As A Nomadic Entrepreneur

Disclaimer: this article is not financial or tax-based advice and should not be taken as such. I’m just sharing with you things I learned while researching taxes and other financial matters. For most of my life, taxes were a complete mystery to me. That was fine because I never needed to worry about them. I […]
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Jan. 18, 2018, 6:02 p.m.

What Do You Want To See In My New Book?

For a good portion of the past year, I’ve been busy working on a new book. Unlike my previous books which were mostly about mindset and self-improvement, this one will be primarily about travel, location-independence and entrepreneurship. The objective of the book is to show you how to travel and build businesses around your passions […]
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Jan. 15, 2018, 7:26 p.m.

Why Do People Still Have 9-5 Jobs?

New York is a unique place. As known the world over, it’s truly a city that never sleeps. It’s also one of the few cities in the world where people are endlessly hustling. There’s an energy in the air unlike of other cities such as Rio de Janeiro, Kiev or Chiang Mai; other fantastic cities […]
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Jan. 10, 2018, 5:42 p.m.

The Most Dangerous Countries In The World

In this short video, I explain which countries are dangerous and unpredictable, which countries are relatively safe and which countries are super safe. I also explain how you should behave when you’re abroad and the deeper reasons why some cultures/countries are more dangerous or safer than others. Also, for the next 30 days, I will […]
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Jan. 5, 2018, 3 p.m.

How To Succeed And Thrive As A Solo Entrepreneur

Although I’ve complained about the soulless feeling I get whenever I’m back in New York City, there’s one thing this city has that many other cities lack. While other cities and places where I’ve lived such as Kiev, Vilnius, Rio de Janeiro and even places like Bali are fantastic for relaxation, soul-searching and finding the meaning […]
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Jan. 3, 2018, 7:36 p.m.

How To Jumpstart Your Inner Entrepreneur in 2018

In this mega episode of the Maverick Podcast, I talk about how to jumpstart your entrepreneurial plans in 2018. I discuss lots of interesting things that are happening that make becoming an entrepreneur easier than ever in our history. WARNING: This podcast is NOT intended for those who are super happy with their 9-5. There are […]
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Dec. 29, 2017, 4:32 p.m.

How To Start From Scratch

I was out with an old friend the other day. We’ve known each other since high school days but then lost in touch. Somehow he discovered my site through one of the articles I wrote and contacted me to meet up. I agreed. We sat down in a coffee shop and ordered coffee. He asked […]
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Dec. 26, 2017, 10:01 p.m.

Special Invitation To The Maverick Insiders Club

While I enjoy sharing my ideas on this site, it takes lots of effort to convert an idea into a clearly articulated article that hopefully allows you to view the world in an entirely different way. Generally, it takes a week or more (sometimes months) for an idea to metamorphosize into a living and breathing […]
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Dec. 21, 2017, 4:52 p.m.

America’s Rampant Consumerism Is A Symptom Of A Fundamentally Broken Society

Two things happen when I return to America after an extended sojourn abroad: I experience a reverse culture shock, and I begin ordering lots of stuff online. The reverse culture shock was huge when I began traveling, but has diminished over the years as I’ve gotten used to quickly adjusting to American life. However, the […]
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Dec. 19, 2017, 6:43 p.m.

The Overpaid Traveler: Working Hard And Traveling With No Budget

For this podcast episode, I decided to invite my good friend and fellow traveler, Tim. I met Tim back in 2011 while living in Medellin, Colombia. We continued to stay in touch and have met up in different parts of the world throughout the years including Miami, Copenhagen and Estonia, just to name a few. […]
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Dec. 15, 2017, 8:07 p.m.

5 Problems With American Culture

There’s nothing I enjoy more than comparing different countries and cultures. I live for it. And there’s nothing more interesting than comparing other countries to one of the most polarizing countries in the world: America. After all, a person in Rio de Janeiro, Copenhagen or Bangkok may not care (or know) what’s happening in Kenya, […]
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Dec. 8, 2017, 5:58 p.m.

Why You Must Fight

In my youth, I’ve always been an introverted guy who avoided any kind of confrontation, especially physical. Strangely enough, my first passion for fighting developed completely accidentally. I was attending my usual cross-fit class in San Francisco. There was a BJJ class afterward. I decided to try it out. I was soundly beaten and left […]
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Dec. 5, 2017, 4:56 p.m.