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The Return of the Star

By | 2018-01-07T21:04:29+00:00 January 7th, 2018|Tarot|

The XVII of Trumps, the Star, is the card I drew for myself on my 40th birthday. This card represents the year to come. (For previous cards I have drawn on birthdays in the past, go here: What is interesting about this card, in addition to being elegantly symbolic for the year ahead of me, [...]

Buying Your First Bitcoin, Step-By-Step

By | 2018-01-04T11:03:07+00:00 January 2nd, 2018|How To|

Buying bitcoin is becoming easier, but it still takes a little know-how. In this easy, 6-step tutorial, I will show you how to buy your first Bitcoin on Coinbase, the most trusted cryptocurrency exchange. First thing to know: Learn about the blockchain Before getting into Bitcoin, you should probably understand the Blockchain. I like the [...]

New Years Resolutions 2018

By | 2018-01-01T17:39:17+00:00 January 1st, 2018|Excellence, The Good Stuff|

These are the habits that will support the achievement of my goals for this year. I may not keep all of these resolutions (read my thoughts on Why Breaking New Year's Resolutions Is Good For You) but just by setting these resolutions, I have aligned myself with the direction I want to go for the [...]

Annual Review 2017

By | 2018-01-01T17:39:04+00:00 December 31st, 2017|Introspection, The Good Stuff|

2017 has not turned out at all like I planned; but thankfully, I didn't hold onto my plans very tightly. Instead of deciding on my outcomes, I held on to my vision. Even when my plans changed. Especially when my plans changed. Every pivot has brought me to a shorter, unexpected path leading to my two [...]

Bitcoin Newbie’s Guide

By | 2017-12-30T13:54:03+00:00 December 4th, 2017|How To|

I started trading in Bitcoin with $300 two months ago, and I’ve already tripled my money. This article goes over the simple steps I took to get started investing with Bitcoin. I was lucky enough to jump in when BTC was trading at $4,000 USD, and as of this writing, it is $10,800 USD. I [...]

10 Daily Tools For Positive Thinking

By | 2017-10-31T23:49:17+00:00 September 16th, 2017|Excellence, The Good Stuff|

By nature, I am not a positive thinker. I have to work at it. Positive thinking will not do anything by itself, but as Zig Ziglar said, “Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.” The success or failure of many things you do in life depends on how well you [...]

My First Trip to New Zealand

By | 2017-09-24T16:41:23+00:00 June 12th, 2017|Adventure, New Zealand, The Good Stuff|

It all started with LookSee Wellington. This program offered all-expense-paid trips for 100 people working in the Tech industry to come and visit Wellington, the capital of New Zealand. 48,000 people applied. Only 0.2% of those who applied were invited, and I was not one of them. Still, applying for a trip to New Zealand [...]

Professional Clarity

By | 2017-09-01T19:45:29+00:00 February 13th, 2017|Business, Entrepreneur, Introspection|

I've decided to get clear about what I do.   For years, the unofficial feedback I get from people is, "I'm not entirely sure what it is you do, Caelan - but I know it has something to do with computers!"   I've heard this so many times, so consistently over the years, it's been [...]

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