A New Year

Wow, I can’t believe it’s been almost two months since I updated my blog. Sometimes work and life gets super busy and I just get out of the habit of posting.

Anyways, since it’s a new year, I thought I’d sum up the big events of 2016 and what I’m excited about for 2017!

Visited Taiwan – For the first time since 2005, I visited Taiwan. This time was different than the other times because I didn’t go with my family. Mrs. Lexaholik and I went on our own. See this post for a recap of our trip!

Got Married! – Mrs. Lexaholik and I technically got married in 2015 but we spent 2016 celebrating with our friends. We had a big party (“wedding reception”) for us and our friends. Our reception was a bit unconventional and included fun games like Wedding Family Feud.

Became an Uncle – In March I officially became an uncle! Being an uncle is super fun because you don’t really have to do all the hard parenting work but you get to play with and spoil the baby. Watching my niece grow up week by week is pretty nuts. The speed at which developmental changes happen make it seem like she’s a completely new person every time I see her.

Closed My Business – After running my own business for about a year, I decided to close it down. I do plan to go back to entrepreneurship later down the road, but for now I’m back to working for other people. See the post where I announced to my decision and what I learned for more details.

Became a Salesman – I began a new career by taking an entry level sales job for a tech startup. I sell software to lawyers, so my legal background is a pretty good fit. I haven’t posted about my new job at all, but I plan to in the coming months. Stay tuned!

Visited Japan – This year, Mrs. Lexaholik and I took another trip out to Asia, this time to Japan. It was a lot of fun and I saw a lot (also plan to post about this down the road.) We got a JR Pass, which gave us access to the high speed train, which allowed us to explore beyond Tokyo. It was super fun and super tiring–it took me weeks to get over the jetlag!

Those are all the big highlights for the year. Before I go, I’ll leave you with this:

Get Lucky By Knowing Your Industry and Knowing Yourself

Over the past few weeks I’ve had a several conversations with my friends about risk, finding the right place for your personality, and how to get in early on emerging trends. I thought I’d share some of my thoughts in this post.

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My Business Has Failed. Here’s What I Learned.

My business has failed.

It feels weird to type that out. It took a really long time for me to admit that simple fact to myself. And even longer for me to write about it.

A year ago, I launched my law firm and publicized the good news with great fanfare. I suppose it’s only fair that I also share the bad news publicly too.

I have absolutely no regrets about starting my own firm. I made many mistakes, and learned a lot of difficult lessons. But I also received some huge unexpected benefits. For my next move, I’ll be joining a tech startup in San Francisco. I’ll give you more details at the end of this post.

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Attention Seeking Facebook Statuses: A Discussion

Recently my homeboys and I got into a long discussion (shit talking session) about our personal pet peeves re: attention seeking Facebook statuses. The discussion then led to deeper analysis about why we get annoyed by some types of attention seeking behavior, but not others.

TMNT

(Names and identities may have been altered to protect everyone’s feelings.)

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Current Events Recap: June 2016 Edition

A lot of stuff happened around the world this month and I unfortunately was too busy to comment on them real-time.

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Busy doing important lawyer things.

Here’s a quick end-of-the-month recap on the biggest stories of the month and my personal take:

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