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Finding Self Love when SBF Robbed Me

How SBF robbed me “Damn it, I fucked up royally.” I said to myself as I watched my FTX balance go from half mil to 0. Just like that, SBF robbed my savings, my dreams, and my dignity. The savings that I had been frugal all my life – skipping fancy

Finding Self Love when SBF Robbed Me
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Remembering What Matters with One Breath

“Three, two, one, down we go,” the freediving coach announced. I took my last breath and dove down into the ocean. This was my first time freediving, a diving sport that uses no air tanks and instead relies only on your lungs. My 10 year scuba diving experience prepared me

Remembering What Matters with One Breath
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Treasures in the Creator's Paradise -- ikigai part 2

"Bop!" I just popped a bottle of champagne, and with that I am drinking and toasting with my friend, an ex-colleague who had left the company earlier. We are celebrating my hitting the “send” button – sending in my letters of resignation. The thrill is real and no joke. After fifteen

Treasures in the Creator's Paradise -- ikigai part 2
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Stuck in Midlife Crisis? Time to U-Turn -- ikigai part 1

(this is part 1 of a 3 part series) Do you feel dissatisfied with your job? Are you itching to leave it all behind and wanting to do something that resonates with your soul? You are not alone. When the world was slowly returning back to normal post-Covid in 2021,

Stuck in Midlife Crisis? Time to U-Turn -- ikigai part 1
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Why I Travel

“Wow Bryan, you’ve been to so many places. What’s your favorite country and why?” I get asked this question a lot after people find out that I’ve been to 60+ countries. It makes for a great opener on dating apps. I act like James Bond – dropping subtle

Why I Travel
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Why you need to work on habits instead of goals

Have you ever set an ambitious goal for yourself, then failed to hit it? Maybe you’ve hit it, but soon after doing so you’re wondering what’s coming next? Or you've looked at your company’s lofty targets, but don’t see what’s beyond the end of

Why you need to work on habits instead of goals
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Stumbling Into a Hypnosis Conference Changed My Mind (literally)

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Bryan Liu (@bliu.ape) I had no idea what I signed up for, and sure as hell I had no clue what I’ve just gone through. HypnoThoughtsLive is a conference where all the hypnotists around the globe congregate once a

Stumbling Into a Hypnosis Conference Changed My Mind (literally)
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How to bet on yourself (for the high-income professionals)

Betting on yourself is scary. It is difficult. Especially if you have done well in your career and you’ve built a career with skills that are high-paying and in-demand. Companies and employers will fight over you and pay you handsomely for your time and service. If such company’s

How to bet on yourself (for the high-income professionals)
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Life as a RPG game

I've always loved RPG video games. Games like Might and Magic 5, Final Fantasy 7, Mass Effect, etc, brought me to alternate realities where I live the characters and the lore of those worlds. You always start off as some character(s) and you suck at the beginning. You slowly

Life as a RPG game
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I am fed up with the BS work. So I caused the Great Resignation

I didn't know I was a part of this "Great Resignation" wave. After 15 years of working in various industries, I submitted my letters of resignation because I just couldn't take the BS work anymore. Don't get me wrong — I had it very good in people's eyes. I had a

I am fed up with the BS work. So I caused the Great Resignation