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I’m a Tokyo-based author, blogger and founder of a global coaching platform called Carrus.ioI write a weekly newsletter about tech, Japan, and how to live a more productive and meaningful life. I try and keep my writing straightforward and speak from my own experience. You can view books I’ve written here and view a full archive of posts here. Check out my articles below to get started, and become a subscriber to access exclusive content here.

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"Dyin' inside, but outside you're lookin' fearless" (The Illusion of Transparency)

“Dyin’ inside, but outside you’re lookin’ fearless” (The Illusion of Transparency)

11/11/2019

In college, a friend and I were walking to class and talking about the presentation we had coming up. “You’ll do great,” she said. “You’re the most confident person I know.” I almost burst out laughing. I told her to stop trying to make me feel better, and that it wasn’t going to help my ...

How to Make $68 in 30 Minutes with Zero Skills in Trading Cryptocurrencies

How to Make $68 in 30 Minutes with Zero Skills in Trading Cryptocurrencies

11/07/2019

Let me show you how to make $68 in 30 minutes with zero skills in trading cryptocurrencies. In fact, you’ll learn something in the process, and make money. Yes, really. It’s super easy.   Here’s how: Step 1: Create an account and log onto Coinbase.com, one of the largest and well-funded crypto exchanges in the world.   Step 2: Navigate to Coinbase Earn. You will see a list ...

Why You Shouldn’t Retreat Into a Cave or Drink Whiskey to Escape Your Existential Dread about Climate Change

Why You Shouldn’t Retreat Into a Cave or Drink Whiskey to Escape Your Existential Dread about Climate Change

11/05/2019

At the end of the 45-minute group meditation, the four of us sit in a circle sipping ginger tea with cloves, reflecting on the meditation. ‘My right shoulder had this sharp pain for a while, but it went away,’ one person says. We listen attentively, trying not to judge, and nod our heads in understanding. ...

The Tools and Tactics I Use to Protect My Most Finite Resource (Time)

The Tools and Tactics I Use to Protect My Most Finite Resource (Time)

10/24/2019

1. The GTD Throwback – Cleanse Your Brain   “If you don’t pay appropriate attention to what has your attention, it will take more of your attention than it deserves.”― David Allen, Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity I spend a lot of time reading, writing and thinking. I need hours of interrupted time to focus, ...

Three Legal Tax-Savings Strategies in Japan That You’ve Probably Never Heard Of (Subscribers Only)

Three Legal Tax-Savings Strategies in Japan That You’ve Probably Never Heard Of (Subscribers Only)

10/22/2019

I’m not a lawyer, accountant, or financial advisor. In this article I speak mainly from my own experience, research, or have interviewed those who have benefited from the strategies I’ve outlined.  Every person’s situation is different – ranging from your visa, employment status and your financial situation. Please consult with a professional before making any big, ...

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