habits Archives – Trajan King


Why you’re not getting anything done


For 40 years he did the same thing every day. He woke up and wrote for 3 hours, then he lectured at the same university for 3 hours, then lunch at the same restaurant, usually with the same friend. Followed by a long walk around the same park, taking the same route, leaving, and returning at the same time every day. His neighbors joked that they could set their watches by when he left his house...

The tyranny of small decisions: how they add up


In 1888 Bertha and her 2 sons, Eugen and Richard, set off on what would be the world’s first road trip – 180 km from Mannheim to Pforzheim, Germany. This road trip is considered dangerous, but necessary to demonstrate the usefulness and viability of her husband’s recent invention, the automobile. It is a small decision that will change the lives of billions and set in motion industries around the...

What Makes Someone Successful


Success is defined differently for everyone.  We all must decide what success means to us.  However you define it, there are some things that successful people do and don’t do that can help us become successful in our personal lives and in our businesses. In this Startup Q&A, I cover a few of those. Get a mentor One of the most important is finding a mentor. Whether you’re just...

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Trajan King

Hey hey. I'm Trajan. I'm a minimalist entrepreneur who loves exploring the world (42 countries), learning new things (7 languages) and trying to get better every day (working on my backsquat).

I write about entrepreneurship and building an optimized and happy life through systems, good habits and scientific research.

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