And you may find yourself living in a shotgun shack
And you may find yourself in another part of the world
And you may find yourself behind the wheel of a large automobile
And you may find yourself in a beautiful house, with a beautiful wife
And you may ask yourself
Well…How did I get here?

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Have you ever heard of birds forgetting to fly south for the winter? Instinct is an absolutely amazing phenomenon. Scientists still do not understand instinct. In today’s modern age, instinct is essentially a giant mystery.

Earthflight: North America

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Trusting your intuition is hard to do. It can make you feel like you are going crazy, but I believe cultivating your intuition is one of the most rewarding disciplines we can pursue in life. However, it takes courage. To inspire courage in you, I am compiling a summary of incredible stories of people who followed their intuition.


This is a running list of true stories of people who have followed their intuition. Starting with one story, additional stories will be added.

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A Spiritual Awakening

August 13, 2014 — 2 Comments

Six years ago, I was on a trip to South Africa. I love traveling and my job allowed it, so I decided to head out for an adventure. During this time of my life, I can only describe myself as someone who was searching for answers. Sitting in the airport and headed on the adventure of a lifetime, I remember thinking to myself that I was not as happy as I should have been…why?


I was more or less living the life. All the other suckers were working and I had maneuvered my way skillfully into my own small business making great money all while being able to create my own schedule. I had achieved the trifecta:

Money + Leisure Time + Youth = American Dream

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happy dogI have been thinking a lot lately about being positive, and it surprises me. In the past, I valued realism, which inevitably drifted towards negativity. I disdained all this “think positive” bull crap everyone was talking about. My internal monologue went something like, “Whatever gets you through the day and helps you sleep at night. Sorry you can’t face reality sucka.” Continue Reading…

divine knowledge and choice A question everyone on the planet must grapple with is this: When it comes to decisions, particularly big decisions, how can we ever know we’ve chosen correctly? I know it’s been a while since PGAL has given you any new content, but if you remember the last post, I wrote about decisions. In it, I wrote that logic alone is insufficient to get us through life, yet our other tool-set, our emotions, are always sabotaging us. As if that were not bad enough, our society presents us with nearly limitless options for any decision we may be facing. Continue Reading…

airbnb-logo-vectorIt was bound to happen and when it rains it pours.  Up until this point, my experience hosting has been flawless.  My guests loved their experience, and I was becoming very confident in my Airbnb hosting operation.

My last guest was great, but unfortunately, his experience wasn’t up to his expectations.  I had raised the price per night for my loft for several reasons:

  • To test the market and see what people would be willing to pay.
  • To make it worth my while to leave my loft and stay in a friends extra bedroom, because leaving for a weekend is quite inconvenient and disrupting.   Continue Reading…

Image vs emotionThis is a true story about a man named Elliot.  Elliot was a brilliant high powered executive with influence, wealth, and status. He had a beautiful family, and options in life. He had achieved the “American Dream.”

Tragically, Elliot found out he had a small tumor on his cortex near his brain’s frontal lobe, requiring him to undergo surgery. After the surgery, everything seemed fine. Slowly though, it became obvious that something was very different about Elliot. Continue Reading…

airbnb-logo-vectorWith over half a million listings worldwide in 192 countries, vacation rental service Airbnb has skyrocketed to popularity since its inception in 2008. Because of its large scale of incoming and diverse users, it’s important to make sure that the necessary tools are put in place to offer security and convenience for both the guest and host. Here’s a list of the top 10 tools that every Airbnb host should have: Continue Reading…