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If You Ask, ‘What Do I Write?’

I’ll be honest, my only ‘picture criteria’ is that they’re cool. CREDIT: Thomas Hetzler I’m sitting in my swivel chair at my desk. I’ll miss this desk. In six days I fly to Costa Rica. The previous question — a question I’ve erased from your view — was, ‘Fuck’s sake — what do I want to publish mate?’ I’d already written 1,000 words — but none of it was for other people’s eyes. So I asked that question. And thought.…

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Here’s How You ‘Snowball’ Your Work Into Better Things

Egads! A stray goat hath appeared. The Importance of Sharing Your Work Look — I recognize some posts won’t be absolute bangers. Really, it’s not about the individual posts. Your individual work doesn’t really matter. What matters are the results of sharing continuously. What matters are the upstream events. Let’s say, every two days for a month, you write a blog post. Of the resultant 15 posts, let’s say one strikes a nerve among your immediate circle of friends, forums,…

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Man, you are NOT going to want to hear this…

This post will be short. I’ll explain why at the end. How often do we say we need something (more money, better health, improved relationships) above all else? How often do we complain about our lack of money / shit body / crappy relationships? Most of us can kind of tell what areas of our life need the most improvement. Yet, we make a fatal flaw in our pursuance of these goals. We don’t do what’s necessary. We do what…

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Fortune Favors the Bold

Fortune favors the bold. When I left for Amsterdam and Bangkok, skipping college for the first year, I had worries. Surely, it would make sense to be a college-student before I traveled. Before I become “de-institutionalized.” If I don’t head to college first I’ll lose everything I worked for! I’m not saying that won’t happen. It might. But, I doubt it. But, let me ask you a question. What would be the word you would use to describe quitting a…

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Real Artists Ship

“Inspiration is for amateurs — the rest of us just show up and get to work. And the belief that things will grow out of the activity itself and that you will, through work, bump into other possibilities and kick open other doors that you would never have dreamt of if you were just sitting around looking for a great ‘art idea’.” – Chuck Close, American artist who achieved fame as a photorealist through massive-scale portraits Sidebar: This is the…

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The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists

The first thing you say to a woman matters very little. Some guys tell me they can’t think of anything or they need a really good line. I tell them they are thinking too much. You are not that important. I am not that important. We have never thought a thought so great that it needs to be wrapped with so much care. Give up your need for perfection. As far as opening lines go, a grunt or a fart…

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Here’s why, “What do I do?” is the wrong question

“Inspiration is for amateurs — the rest of us just show up and get to work. And the belief that things will grow out of the activity itself and that you will, through work, bump into other possibilities and kick open other doors that you would never have dreamt of if you were just sitting around looking for a great ‘art idea.’” — Chuck Close, American artist who achieved fame as a photo-realist through massive-scale portraits     “Judge a…

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Here’s Why You Should Start Your Day At 3:47am

Questions? Reach out to me at contact@alessandrotrapasso.com. Why did I wake up at 3:47am this morning? Why would I wake up 4 hours and 15 minutes before my first engagement at 8am? You could say it’s because I’m a morning person — but, not a morning person in the way you would think. I’m a morning person, but not naturally. I’ll gladly sleep until 9am or 10am. What I mean is my best work comes in the morning. Some people’s best…

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Here’s why not masturbating is almost a superpower

Sexual restraint. I know. It doesn’t sound sexy. But hear me out. First, when I say sexual restraint I mean restraint from masturbation. Hook up with as many girls as you want.  But, why refrain from masturbation in the first place? Well, for the simple fact that it takes way more than it gives. Once, I was as much a fan of spanking the monkey as you currently are. It’s fun. I understand. I don’t think masturbation is wrong, either.…

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Morning Routines, Shut-Off Valves, and Caffeine Nap Madness

  “Routine, in an intelligent man, is a sign of ambition.” W. H. Auden, Poet   My morning routine is the most important part of my day. It’s the one thing set in stone. But, first off, we should ask — why have a morning routine? What’s so important about them? Well, for one, I knock out the tasks which I believe are essential for good living. Within the first hour of waking up. I don’t have to worry about when…

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