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An Experiment By Steve Moraco

  • Investing in Yourself

    Written May 25th, 2017 — Published May 29th, 2017 It’s fashionable to go to college, to get a degree. It’s easy because your parents and grandparents want you to do it, and people congratulate you left and right about it. College is so popular people will go into thousands of dollars of debt for an education. Chasing your dreams and building the

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  • “Just The Way Things Are”

    Written May 20th, 2017 — Published May 28th, 2017 There are no such things as “entrenched” systems. There is no status quo. “The Way Things Are” is a decision people make anew every day. This twitter post got me thinking about how infuriating the world we choose to make each day can be: https://twitter.com/samswey/status/865602050209357825 Every day all 7 billion of us wake

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  • Why Books Are Badass

    Written Apr 28th, 2017 — Published May 27th, 2017 Books are the lowest cost, highest value, best return asset you can own. And now they’re cheaper and easier to access than ever in digital form. Books are the best tool in the entire range of human experience with which to achieve personal growth. You’ve seen me talk about the power of video.

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  • Party Time

    Written Jan 26th, 2017 — Published May 26th, 2017 I want to celebrate the 26th of every month. It just seems like a good time to have a party every single month. I had an after Christmas party in December. It was the first party I’ve ever hosted in my own space. I think that’s a tradition I want to keep up.

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  • Driving

    Written Jan 16th, 2017 — Published May 25th, 2017 People die doing that, you know? Plenty has been written about the tragedies we don’t worry about (guns kill x number of people, cars kill x number of people, heart disease kills x number of people) and the things we worry about too much (airfare accidents and attacks have killed x people, far

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  • Are phone calls still the best way to do business?

    Written Jan 16th, 2017 — Published May 24th, 2017 Phone calls are what email should have been. I’ll bet business became way less fun when email took off. How crazy would it have been to run a business in the 1950s, with telephone calls and typewriters? How amazing are our opportunities now? For video calls, online team chats, and more. But we’ve

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  • Going Places

    Written Jan 16th, 2017 — Published May 23rd, 2017 “I don’t care how good of a person you are, it changes you. You have to really fight for yourself here.” LA, NYC, others. Any big city feels this way. Any place people go to take their dreams and try to build a future. Getting taken seriously is fun at first, and then

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  • Be Actductive

    Written Jan 14th, 2017 — Published May 22nd, 2017 Actuctivity is a term I just made up because I couldn’t find a witty title that involves both “productive” and “proactive.” I doubt it says what I mean, but we’re going with it. Being proactively productive is not something usually taught. It’s something that happens because it must. You learn to be proactive

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  • Traditions

    Written Jan 14th, 2017 — Published Feb 1st, 2017 Traditions are like clothes. Sometimes people receive clothes from friends and family. Some people make their own clothes. Some people find clothes that fit them well enough on store shelves and they wear those. People tend to have a certain way they dress, and a certain way they shop. A persons whole sense

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  • Speaking Vs Writing

    Written Jan 13th, 2017 — Published Jan 26th, 2017 I recently made a good number of videos. Selfie videos were the main things I created last year. Watching your own face as your main creative outlet for a year teaches more than you can put in a short text post (or in a series of books, for that matter) And I wrote

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  • Speaking Vs Thinking

    Written Jan 13th, 2017 — Published Jan 24th, 2017 It’s simple, but I make it complicated. The voice in my head doesn’t know what that person is going to say. The voice in my head is anxious because that’s its job: to protect me. But I’m only in imaginary danger. And the only way to find out what they’re going to say

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  • On Getting To The Airport Too Late

    Written Jan 10th, 2017 — Published Jan 19th, 2017 Twice lately I’ve gotten to the airport within a few minutes of missing my flight. Somehow I made it. The trick, I’ve learned, is to be kind and patient. (Or get there earlier) One of the simpler problems to solve in life, I think. So I’m going to get back to my usual

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  • Learn what to care about by paying attention.

    Written Jan 13th, 2017 — Published Jan 18th, 2017 People ask me how I set goals, how I aim so high, how I know what I’m doing. I have a hard time relating. I spent school procrastinating by reading wikipedia and learning about the world. I was super skeptical, and I needed to know if the conspiracies were true. Why don’t we

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  • What You Do Is How You Feel

    Written Jan 13th, 2017 — Published Jan 17th, 2017 How have you been feeling lately? What have you been doing? Notice anything? If you’ve been out running and going to the gym every day, you probably feel pretty dang stoked. If you’ve been getting too little sleep (or too much!) and spending your free time avoiding people and activities, you’re probably feeling

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  • What Changed When I Started Publishing Every Day

    Written Jan 13th, 2017 — Published Jan 16th, 2017 I don’t have to be online all the time to publish all the time. I told you yesterday how excited I am to be able to initialize my goals for the year while still publishing on a daily basis. https://twitter.com/DJ44/status/819316928623902720 Discovering my own ability to publish every day through a queue last year

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  • The Queue Is In Charge

    Written Jan 13th, 2017 — Published Jan 15th, 2017 For the next two weeks I’m reviewing, planning, and gathering feedback. I’m excited to spend 2017 at the top of my game, and to do that I’m taking half a month to make sure I can serve the people around me as best as possible. I’ll be: Setting measurable, ambitious goals for the

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  • Videos Every Day Begin Now

    Written Jan 13th, 2017 — Published Jan 14th, 2017 My daily vlog starts going up today on my youtube channel. 1 Video a day for as long as I feel like that’s a fun, beneficial aspect of my life. This feels like something I want to keep doing for the foreseeable future. I really enjoy it, and I’ve gotten good at doing

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  • I Messed Up Again

    Written Jan 13th, 2017 — Published Jan 13th, 2017 Hi Internet friends, I didn’t post yesterday’s post till just now. I used to get really nervous, sad, and guilty when moments like this happened during year long projects. I think making 3 videos a day numbed me to that feeling, but I’m still not exactly happy about it. Today I’m aiming to

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  • Are you imagining or testing?

    Written Jan 12th, 2017 — Published Jan 121th, 2017 People like to imagine they can accurately predict how things will turn out. Spoiler: They can’t. This tendency leads to a few upsetting common practices, several of which you’ve probably been the victim of recently: Meetings about meetings. Heated discussions about hypothetical future scenarios which no one really knows anything about. Projects getting

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  • Breaking Routine

    Written Jan 10th, 2017 — Published Jan 11th, 2017 I consider myself pretty spontaneous. That said, I’m still surprised that’s there’s a significant amount of resistance whenever I try to do something really new. A new friend just invited me to go to a new part of town and fly drones together, which I’m totally enthusiastic about doing, but it still took

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  • On people who succeed (including you!)

    Written Jan 8th, 2017 — Published Jan 10th, 2017 No one succeeds in a vacuum. You need help. This fun fact results in a crazy effect in the world of people who’ve “made it.” They’re all cool! They’re people you wanna invite to your cook-out and introduce to your family. For the most part, the people who find their purpose, build a

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  • Where are you going?

    Written Jan 1st, 2017 — Published Jan 9th, 2017 I’m fascinated by people who aren’t trying to get somewhere. Almost everyone is going somewhere, whether they actually want to get there or not. Many people act like they’re late. Either way, everyone is headed somewhere, and there’s no time to stop along the way. Certainly no room for interruptions. Very rarely you

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  • Who You Are Vs. What You Do

    Written Jan 1st, 2017 — Published Jan 8th, 2017 People grow up learning to define themselves. But are you really who you say you are? Or can you be someone else? Can you do something different? Is your character, personality, and preference set in stone? Or do you have free will? Maybe you can do whatever you want! Whatever you set your

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  • Details

    Written Jan 1st, 2017 — Published Jan 7th, 2017 I took this picture today, and shared it immediately. In contrast, most pictures I take never get seen by anyone, including myself. About 10% of my work makes it into post production, and less than 1% ever gets shared or seen. With writing, the numbers are surprisingly different. About 50% of what I

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  • The Power Of Will

    Written Dec 15th, 2016 — Published Jan 6th, 2017 Have you thought recently about how crazy it is that you can do what you want? Even crazier: For the most part, no one will try to stop you. Obviously, there are exceptions. When you want to harm people, it becomes a worthwhile investment to keep you in jail instead of let you exercise

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  • Making Time For The Entire Process

    Written Dec 1st, 2016 — Published Jan 5th, 2017 Life gets in the way of creative work. There’s no time to make anything unless I make time. The strategy I employ to make time for my art will determine how successfully I communicate my message. Even more importantly, my art-making strategy decides how well I will promote my work, and who will

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  • Metrics As A Replacement for Artistic Intent

    Written Dec 14th, 2016 — Published Jan 4th, 2017 For some reason it has become fashionable to ask “how many views does it have?” when one encounters a new work of art. I find this pretty confusing. Maybe it’s due to online creator’s enthusiasm for making an industry out of a very very new art form, but for some reason people now

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  • The Overwhelming Importance Of Clear Communication

    Written Nov 18th, 2016 — Published Jan 3rd, 2017 Sometimes when I go to see movies with friends I end up ranting about how the plot wouldn’t have worked at all if the characters knew how to talk to each other. I admit that this probably isn’t a very charming aspect of my character. I’m over enthusiastic about communication in every aspect of

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  • Tomorrow in History

    Written Nov 17th, 2016 — Published Jan 2nd, 2017 There’s no point putting off some political commentary. It’ll happen in my daily writings eventually, so might as well start today. Remember when Shinzo Abe visited Donald in his abysmally decorated apartment in Trump Tower about a month ago to “build trust”? http://www.cnn.com/2016/11/16/politics/japan-abe-trump-visit/ There’s a lot more that could be said about this event,

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  • Today in History

    Written Nov 17th, 2016 — Published Jan 1st, 2017 Hi Internet, I hope you’re feeling great this morning. I have a quick thought or two for you today. It’s the first day of the year! Every single year we all set new goals. Today in history millions upon millions of people dedicated themselves to improving the quality of their lives, and working harder

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Steve did. He's an author and photographer. He lives in Colorado at the moment, but likes to travel whenever he gets a chance. Lately he spends his time flying cameras around for fun and profit, writing blog posts, working on promoting his online course, and exploring his old home town with new friends. You can learn more at Mora.co/About.

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