The Blog of Joshua Blais.
Entrepreneurship, Technology, Social Commentary, Philosophy, Consciousness, and Rabbit Holes.
I have adopted a method to alleviate lower back pain and increase fitness while at work
There is only one way in which we find an everlasting life.
I have changed how I write to great impact.
A powerful practice to find yourself wherever you are.
Get the preface to my book - Mountain - coming November 9th
How I setup and secure my servers
Set yourself free from BIG GIT
You just lack passion
That is all you get
You can set the trajectory to your day with ease
The easiest way to focus.
Travel lighter, have a better time.
You just have to create more to create more.
You can only change your life right now.
A few more tunes for your focusing and listening pleasure
The amount of business you could gain from showing people what you can do is massive
Life gets better when you break it down to the smallest parts and remove all the fluff
A simple question you can ask to set yourself on course
My tweet was featured as one of the worst takes about technology
The ideas that have altered my worldview and changed my thinking.
A man mst retain his life force, and then exude into the Universe.
I have begun living in emacs nearly full time. It is blissful
How would you treat someone that you knew was dying?
I can never return to iOS now that I have a computer in my pocket
There is a highest and best self out there. It is on you to align with Him.
It all starts within.
As I knock on the door of 30, I look back on the last decade of what I did and what I would have changed
All the cool kids are streamers now, write?
I may never go back, who knows
We discount the things that we take in. They end up making us who we are.
If you belong in the box, you are being manipulated. The only place to live life is outside.
You are what you put out into the Universe
Every single day, we make decisions that will impact us tomorrow and the rest of our lives.
Stop using cancer causing deodorants and start smelling better
A hyper nerd setup for maximum getting things done.
If you want to get more done, and you use a computer, I'm going to change your life.
There are basics that you must attend to on a daily basis. This becomes your baseline
I have found what I was seeking, and now know what myself to be.
There are people that cannot talk about anything beyond people, and for them, I feel very sad.
You can use music to completely alter your productive state of being
The hardest hitting shit you ever did read.
A simple hack that I use to 10x my productivity
The disservice you do to yourself is believing that change is a gradual process
There is levels to knowledge in this life
We all seem to believe that Heaven is in the afterlife. What if it was in the Now?
The end of 2022 was a whirlwind for me, but 2023 is going to be the best year of my life thusfar
When you strip away all the things you consume, all the things you buy, what are you left with?
I want you to stop consuming for an entire week - and create something
If you are not 15 minutes early, you are late.
I have lived with anxiety for some time, and there are three main reasons why.
This watch reminds me of where I was, and where I am going.
Going down the rabbit hole of creating the most secure cloud infrastructure possible.
Like your diet, you should fast from technology. Let us discuss how this will change your life.
You have likely not had a focused work session in YEARS. Here is how to re-learn your ability to focus
There are many things you cannot control in this life. These are not those things.
Find your authenticity in a world of fakes
There is not much better than real productivity, but are you really being productive?
Use the internet the way it was intended to be used.
From the seatback table between London and Budapest and the train between Vienna and Prague.
4 Simple tricks I used to go from 9 hours per day to less than one
My X1 Carbon G6 has been a HOT GIRL lately
The secret to a life of your dreams is to simply become what you want to be surrounded by
The final boss of productivity
You have less time than you realize.
Your day should start on your own terms.
How you can spend 200% less time on social media
Would you buy shares in this company right now? You should be able to tell me.
Talking to myself, once again.
And you will too, probably.
Creating Focus in a Distracted World
A Short post about consistency
Take the jump.
If you want to make a change in this world, you are never going to do so by voting.
What do you carry on a daily basis that makes your life better?
Org Mode has changed my life for the better, and perhaps it can change yours, too.
Using Emacs is the biggest change in my productivity over the past 5 years
Organize your life with a cheap home server
Here is how to meet people in 2021.
I will not be partaking in social media for 2 months, and will document my results
What do you do? The pervasive question of our time. Here's how to answer.
To be a Rebel in 2021, you must give up much of the modern world in search of better. I lay out how.
I've lost so many of my favorite articles that I started to save them forever...
One hour can change your life.
One day soon, I will no longer be here. It is a point of rejoicement
This is a call for you to start building your own platforms and control your destiny.
7 years ago, I became a paraplegic. I take a look back on the lessons I learned, and the person I have become since then.
Starting a podcast is probably one of the best things you can do in 2020 to create relationships, learn things, and get your brand out to the world.
If you want to see progress, just focus on the smallest metric - a percentage point per day
An exerpt from my debut book Chasing the pain
We wait for salvation. We wait for that person to come and save us from the plight that we have gotten ourselves into. Time and time again, we hope for miracles. Looking outside ourselves for the answers to all of our problems. When this doesnt work, we think that moving to a new place, or finding new people will satiate our issues. This is a perpetual cycle of disappointment and endless searching.
It is apparent to me that truth almost always falls somewhere between the extremes.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then is not an act but a habit.