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I recently gave an interview on The Regenerative Real Estate Podcast about my ten-year journey of creating 20 community living spaces along the west coast. Check it out here!

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Updated: Jan 8

We all know New Year's Resolutions are a joke.

That's because this is the recipe:

  • Lofty goal

  • No execution plan

  • No behavior design

  • Uphill battle trying to do something you don't enjoy

  • No insight into how the human mind + body work.

Experts have already mapped out how to do it right.

Scientists have devoted their entire careers to understanding how people tick-- neurobiology, human behavior and reward systems in the brain. Others have put these insights into practice and learned what works and what doesn't through trial and error. Let's use all this knowledge and experience to give ourselves a leg up!

Daily habits are something that we can actually control.

The broader world is huge and complex, and we're wise to focus on where we have agency. When we take care of the basics, we improve our ability to succeed when faced with what life serves up. We put ourselves in a good frame of mind. We have the inner resources to meet challenges. We have more innate joy so we're less tempted to seek external quick fixes.

Why I'm hosting a 2-month peer group

Healthy habits and structured routine do not come naturally to me. Over the past 9 years of founding and growing a company that managed $70M in real estate, I've learned how to be a high-output person. Rather than being a burnt-out workaholic, I've found ways to get shit done while also enjoying life, friendships, improving my health and creating depth and meaning in my life. But I haven't done this alone - I'm the product of the friendships and community that I call home.

I've experienced the power of community to facilitate personal growth.

For 7 years, I lived in a group house, sharing our days with the explicit intent of lifting one another up. Through my business, I also launched 19 other shared living properties. Now I'm excited to transfer my background in community to help build stable foundations in our lives.

Potential Focus Areas:

*We will not be tackling all of these at once!

  • Exercise

  • Food and nutrition

  • Sleep hygiene

  • Responsible spending

  • Meditation + mindfulness

  • Work habits + productivity

  • Morning routines

Already in?


  • Learn the science behind how positive behaviors work

  • Practice and design your "behavior stack" by starting small, fun and easy

  • Develop lifelong skills for mastering your own behavior

  • Work as a group with accountability, feedback and support


We will be following BJ Fogg's Tiny Habits model (Stanford habits PhD), with other insights, studies and models sprinkled throughout.

  • Do things the easy way (sorry masochists!)

  • Custom-design new habits into your schedule + life

  • Learn the process of designing, testing and adapting new behaviors for success

  • Move away from being driven by shame, self-judgement and negative self-talk

  • Positive psychology and integrating mindfulness into habit design

  • Using your dopamine reward system to create virtuous cycles


  1. Pre-course reading: BJ Fogg's Tiny Habits (or at least scan summary posts / videos)

  2. Science of habits + behavior

  3. How to choose the right habits to focus on

  4. Designing hyper-specific triggers that cue behavior

  5. Making behaviors actionable by lowering the friction to action

  6. Stacking behaviors into a [morning] routine

  7. Adapting + re-designing when you fail


  • Private 1-1 intake meeting

  • Weekly content

  • Group calls every-other week (recorded if you miss)

  • WhatsApp group for troubleshooting + tracking progress

  • Accountability pairs for daily

  • Feedback on your behavior design plans


  • Jan. 1st - Feb. 10th: Signup period + pre-reading

  • Feb. 15th - Apr. 15th 2023: Course runs for 2 months

  • Maximum of 12 people

  • $135 -- Application deadline Feb. 10th

$20 off if you apply before Jan 10

Refer a friend and you both get $30 off

oh you need more inspiration, huh?

Why Your Habits are the Lynchpin of your Life

Ideas get us excited about the future, and then we create goals to get specific about how we want to achieve our ideas. But Ideas and Goals are purely conceptual- they only exist in our minds. Consistent action and daily execution are how we bring ideas into form.

We can use simple daily habits as a means of practicing being human. We learn how our unique personality, body and life circumstances tick. Then, as we unlock the blueprint of our own self, we can apply those learnings to bigger challenges, larger projects and loftier goals.

As you take better and better care of yourself, the benefits compound, and your baseline state of being yields improved focused, more patience, more positive emotions and an easier flow of creativity.

Our society is plagued with the empty pursuit immediate gratification, and you know there's a better way. Systematic self-care is a radical act that ripples out and makes a difference in the lives of people around you. We're all role models for each other. Let's write a story where good things happen, people make good choices and we help one another.

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We all find ourselves at a dead-end at some point.

I had been at the dead-end for a while but haven't noticed. But then I saw it. How I'd been repeating the same thoughts and actions to no avail. I knew I had to try something new, but I didn't know where to start. I was stagnant.

A few months ago I stumbled onto a new road.

I had a strong, excited, almost sexual urge to paint on canvas. I just wanted to do it. And there wasn't anything stopping me. No more looking for "the right answer." I just went to the store and bought a bunch of art supplies and started to move paint around on a canvas. I didn't care about whether the paintings were good or not - I was satisfied by the physical act itself.

Fast forward 5 months or so, and I've produced 40 or so paintings -- I've even sold a few. I still don't care much whether they are good. The act of making the art is itself the reward. I tripped and fell into more than just a delightful hobby. I found a window into a better way of working, a method for getting out of my own way.

Anatomy of a Dead End

It's worth casting light onto my "normal" approach to life. You may recognize it from such films as "Every Moment of Your Day" and "Repetitive, Anxious and Obsessed." Like the annoying loud person at the party, this voice still gets a lot of airtime, but I'm learning to find ways to politely exit the conversation.

Dead End (Basic Bitch Monkey Mind)

The Good Stuff

Focused on achieving an end goal.

The work itself is satisfying.

"I'm running out of time. I'm behind."

"I'm lucky to have some freedom today"

Mental, abstract, vague

Physical, practical, real

Absorbed in ideas about the future

Absorbed in present activity

Not enjoyable to experience.

One of your favorite ways to spend time

​Seeks perfection; afraid to start

Excited to jump in and learn progressively

​Wants to look good; seeks validation.

Wants to share and give

Worried about money, doesn't want to get burned again

Accepts vulnerability and takes the right risks

Takes things seriously & personally.

​Playful, feels more themselves

Spirit animal is coffee jitters

Spirit animal is post-coital bliss

The great thing is, every time I make art, I am strengthening this new approach to life. I'm learning how to move forward and not get stuck.

I'll leave you with this question:

What area of your life can you use as a safe "training ground" for uncovering a new relationship with yourself, a new attitude, and new process, or a new mindset?

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