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If we’re honest, we'll admit our days are filled with normal routines, like eating cereal and sitting in traffic. We often wonder, “is this it?” 

But do we really have to quit our jobs and travel the world to find a fulfilling, purposeful life? Is it possible to find significance in our daily routines, right here and now?

After experiencing a rapid series of major life changes within a single year, Nate stumbled upon a reality that’s shared by us all: there's profound meaning in our ordinary, everyday moments, but we can't see it.

Through painfully-honest storytelling and candid conversation, Nate shares how years of mistakes and missteps uncovered a simple framework that reveals the greater purpose behind our everyday lives, and why the answers to life's deep questions are often backward from what we expect.


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a guy so excited he wore overalls on the airplane

The more we consume, the less satisfied we feel. We often feel bogged down by the regular, run-of-the-mill experiences like skiing on the bunny hill. But if we could recall feeling the simple joy of living something for the first time, we’d fill the void we try to fill with more, and more-extraordinary experiences.

what a blind haircut taught me

Not everything that shocks us brings us to life. Sometimes, shutting down the flow of information actually means we can absorb more in life.