The Blog of Joshua Blais.

Entrepreneurship, Technology, Social Commentary, Philosophy, Consciousness, and Rabbit Holes.

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Do not Look

Do not let your eyes betray your soul.

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Life Is Meaningless Without God

At the end of why is God.

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Do not Count The Days

As the old adage goes, make them count.

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90 Days To UnF@$! Yourself

Start 2024 off with a reset and a new you.

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You will never be ready

Life is happening while you wait for it to happen

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Pascals wager was wrong

Call me Joshua, the apologetic.

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Sit, Kneel, Stand

I have adopted a method to alleviate lower back pain and increase fitness while at work

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Die to the World

There is only one way in which we find an everlasting life.

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A New way to Write

I have changed how I write to great impact.

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A Practice To Find Yourself

A powerful practice to find yourself wherever you are.

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Get the Preface to Mountain

Get the preface to my book - Mountain - coming November 9th

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How I Initially setup a Debian Server

How I setup and secure my servers

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How to install gitea on Debian 11

Set yourself free from BIG GIT

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Burnout is not real

You just lack passion

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42,000,000 Minutes

That is all you get

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The First 30

You can set the trajectory to your day with ease

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Set a Timer

The easiest way to focus.

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My International Packing List

Travel lighter, have a better time.

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Create More

You just have to create more to create more.

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Win the Now

You can only change your life right now.

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More focus music

A few more tunes for your focusing and listening pleasure

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Show, dont tell

The amount of business you could gain from showing people what you can do is massive

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Simplify

Life gets better when you break it down to the smallest parts and remove all the fluff

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Am I Creating or Consuming?

A simple question you can ask to set yourself on course

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I was on MKBHDs Video

My tweet was featured as one of the worst takes about technology

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Ideas that have changed my life

The ideas that have altered my worldview and changed my thinking.

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Life Force Retention

A man mst retain his life force, and then exude into the Universe.

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How I use Emacs

I have begun living in emacs nearly full time. It is blissful

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You are dying

How would you treat someone that you knew was dying?

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The Killer Android App

I can never return to iOS now that I have a computer in my pocket

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The Ultimate Version of You

There is a highest and best self out there. It is on you to align with Him.

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Watch How You Talk to Yourself

It all starts within.

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20 Thoughts for Your 20s

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

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I am livestreaming the writing of my book

All the cool kids are streamers now, write?

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I quit social media indefinitely

I may never go back, who knows

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Curate your inputs - they make you who you are

We discount the things that we take in. They end up making us who we are.

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Get out of the Box

If you belong in the box, you are being manipulated. The only place to live life is outside.

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The Universe is a Mirror

You are what you put out into the Universe

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Make friends with the future you

Every single day, we make decisions that will impact us tomorrow and the rest of our lives.

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Coconut Oil on Everything

Stop using cancer causing deodorants and start smelling better

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My Computer Setup

A hyper nerd setup for maximum getting things done.

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Life Hack - Cut your Input time

If you want to get more done, and you use a computer, I'm going to change your life.

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The Baseline

There are basics that you must attend to on a daily basis. This becomes your baseline

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Let it be known

I have found what I was seeking, and now know what myself to be.

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Talk only about ideas

There are people that cannot talk about anything beyond people, and for them, I feel very sad.

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Productivity Hack: Music

You can use music to completely alter your productive state of being

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The Matrix Renders Your Perception

The hardest hitting shit you ever did read.

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Coffee Creative Juice

A simple hack that I use to 10x my productivity

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All Change is Immediate

The disservice you do to yourself is believing that change is a gradual process

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Knowing

There is levels to knowledge in this life

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Heaven is in the Moment

We all seem to believe that Heaven is in the afterlife. What if it was in the Now?

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Back At It

The end of 2022 was a whirlwind for me, but 2023 is going to be the best year of my life thusfar

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Become Unconsumerist

When you strip away all the things you consume, all the things you buy, what are you left with?

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A Week of Creativity

I want you to stop consuming for an entire week - and create something

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Show up Early

If you are not 15 minutes early, you are late.

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Three Reasons You are Anxious

I have lived with anxiety for some time, and there are three main reasons why.

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Why I Wear a Broken Watch

This watch reminds me of where I was, and where I am going.

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Setup an OpenBSD Bastion Host

Going down the rabbit hole of creating the most secure cloud infrastructure possible.

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Intermittent Phone Fasting

Like your diet, you should fast from technology. Let us discuss how this will change your life.

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How to Focus

You have likely not had a focused work session in YEARS. Here is how to re-learn your ability to focus

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10 Things You can Control

There are many things you cannot control in this life. These are not those things.

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Take Off Your Mask

Find your authenticity in a world of fakes

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Why Productivity is Procrastination

There is not much better than real productivity, but are you really being productive?

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How to Use RSS Feeds

Use the internet the way it was intended to be used.

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Musings from the Seatback Table

From the seatback table between London and Budapest and the train between Vienna and Prague.

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How I Beat Smartphone Addiction

4 Simple tricks I used to go from 9 hours per day to less than one

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How to Cool down your Thinkpad

My X1 Carbon G6 has been a HOT GIRL lately

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Attract What You Are

The secret to a life of your dreams is to simply become what you want to be surrounded by

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The 50-10 Method

The final boss of productivity

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20000 days

You have less time than you realize.

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Start Disconnected

Your day should start on your own terms.

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Log Off

How you can spend 200% less time on social media

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Business Analysis on the Fly

Would you buy shares in this company right now? You should be able to tell me.

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The Josh Blais Podcast

Talking to myself, once again.

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I Got Covid

And you will too, probably.

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Why I Use a 10 Year Old Thinkpad

Creating Focus in a Distracted World

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Have You Ever Seen a Paraplegic Max Out a Legpress?

A Short post about consistency

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Jump

Take the jump.

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Voting is Stupid

If you want to make a change in this world, you are never going to do so by voting.

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My EDC

What do you carry on a daily basis that makes your life better?

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How I use Org Mode to Do More

Org Mode has changed my life for the better, and perhaps it can change yours, too.

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You Should Use Emacs

Using Emacs is the biggest change in my productivity over the past 5 years

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Time to get a Server

Organize your life with a cheap home server

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Dating in 2021

Here is how to meet people in 2021.

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2 Months Off Social Media

I will not be partaking in social media for 2 months, and will document my results

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Who Are You?

What do you do? The pervasive question of our time. Here's how to answer.

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How to Be Rebellious in 2021

To be a Rebel in 2021, you must give up much of the modern world in search of better. I lay out how.

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How to Archive the Internet

I've lost so many of my favorite articles that I started to save them forever...

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The Magic Hour

One hour can change your life.

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I'm Dying

One day soon, I will no longer be here. It is a point of rejoicement

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Sandcastles in the Sand

This is a call for you to start building your own platforms and control your destiny.

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7 Years

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.

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How to Start your Own Podcast

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.

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One Percent Per Day

If you want to see progress, just focus on the smallest metric - a percentage point per day

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The Power of Pain: Chapter 1

An exerpt from my debut book Chasing the pain

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Be Your Own Hero

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.

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The Middle

It is apparent to me that truth almost always falls somewhere between the extremes.

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You are Your Habits

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then is not an act but a habit.

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