Brian Martinek
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9 Items I Won’t Travel Without

This post contains affiliate links. For more information visit my disclaimer page. I’ve been traveling a lot for work over the last couple of years. My TripIt data shows 52 trips covering 181,000 miles from October 2014 to March 2017, to be exact. It added up to 221 days away from home during that timeframe! Let’s […]

Book Review: Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch is a riveting, mind-bending science fiction thriller that also has relatable human element at the same time. Our choices and the paths not taken seem insignificant but this book makes you wonder if they really are that insignificant. How could our lives have been different if we took the other path? Made that […]

Book Review: The Ten Year Turnaround by Matthew Paulson

Nonfiction, Financial, Business ​ My review of The Ten Year Turnaround is a short summary of what I liked, didn’t like, and a collection of quotes and thoughts.What I likedI liked how this book offers a framework of how to achieve financial freedom by offering advice to help anyone develop the capacity to creating and maintaining wealth. […]

Advice To My 20 Year Old Self

My birthday was last week. It got me thinking… What advice would I give my 20 year old self? I’ll admit that I was inspired by listening to this question asked by Tim Ferriss on his podcast. The question always yields some interesting answers. Looking back on the past and saying “I wish I did…” is […]

Supercharge Your Productivity With Focus At Will

Focus At Will is amazing. Focus At Will changed the way I work. Focus At Will “[email protected]” solves a problem that you may not even know you have. After reading through this you may be curious enough to try it out for yourself to see how it works (I recommend it). [email protected] is a web application, […]

Selfies, Everyday For One Year

Last year I downloaded an iPhone app called Everyday. Since then, it’s reminded me to take a picture of myself “a selfie” everyday at 10am and it’s a fun little project I’ve been working on. The pictures start right before I quit my job and joined The Starter League in the fall of 2012, through […]

I Deleted All Social Media Off My iPhone For Two Weeks and This Is What Happened

I was obsessive about checking social media on my phone. It was always there for me to check. It was so easy. I craved it like a junkie wanting his next fix. I wanted to see the next Instagram or Vine video right away. Twitter was my network news source. Checking Facebook was like a […]

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