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Posts from the “words to live by.” Category

modern man // sam polk

Posted on January 26th, 2014

Pinterest is all about collecting and sharing content online. Mostly visual content, yes, but I’ve come across quite a few good reads through the platform including last week’s New York Times Opinion piece, For the Love of Money, by Sam Polk. The first few paragraphs paints the picture of a self-destructive, unfaithful, drug addict, and stereotypical banker wannabe [no judgments here, honest]. I almost stopped reading at this point, because how many more times did I want to hear, “I grew excited at how much money was available”, “Still, I was nagged by envy” and “I wanted a billion dollars.”? These phrases seemed never-ending.. Polk’s eyes are opened and sees that his bosses, his company and the industry are so caught up in their own wealth,…

the little things // you have to..

Posted on January 15th, 2014



These really are some of the toughest things to keep in mind.. today marks making the call and claiming it back.


You have to do the hard things. The things that no one else is doing. The things that scare you. The things that make you wonder how much longer you can hold on.

Those are the things that define you. Those are the things that make the difference between living a life of mediocrity or outrageous success.

The hard things are the easiest things to avoid. To excuse away. To pretend like they don’t apply to you.

The simple truth about how ordinary people accomplish outrageous feats of success is that they do the hard things that smarter, wealthier, more qualified people don’t have the courage — or desperation — to do.

Do the hard things. You might be surprised at how amazing you really are.

Thanks for the pep talk, Dan Waldschmidt.

the little things // surfing

Posted on July 1st, 2013

En route to Long Beach last weekend to surf with UGG and Skudin Surf! Are you ready for an adventure?

[[ the wheels on the bus go.. ]]

[[ getting schooled by the best of the best, including cliff skudin and aussie adam dufner ]]

[[ ready for the big ones ]]

[[ zeph is a pro ]]

[[ taking a break ]]

[[ post-surf with the crew. missing lindsey, caitlin, matty and rachel! ]]

[[ like summer camp, but better. all photography by the talented joy jacobs ]]

More to come.. stay tuned!