#0 Orientation [Start Here]
Welcome and Orientation
I'm glad you're here and I hope you find tremendous value.
This is a living, breathing document. I'll do my best to update it for you when things change or new opportunities arise. You can bookmark it and check back whenever you are looking for something specific.
I don't have a posting schedule.
I've heard it a thousand times:
"You need to make no-brainer offers. It needs to be easy to find otherwise people get distracted and you lose them"
I get it.
I also don't want partners, clients, or readers that have no brains and are easily distracted. It's a personal preference.
To each their own.
If it's not worth taking the time to navigate, I don't deserve your attention. And that's okay.
My content will seem random. It's just a reflection of my life.
I am a doer first, an educator second.
Life doesn't happen in a straight line.
Speaking of living my life, my process is as follows:
* The paid stuff is wrapped in the context of business for business owners and entrepreneurs. Why? Because even though it applies to a much wider population, fixing a small problem or removing a constraint in business tends to lead to increased cashflow. In other words, there is an immediate and obvious positive return if implemented.
Rabbit Holes To Go Down - My Stuff
The best place to start is probably by grabbing a copy of my book, Bumpers. It’s short, actionable and you’ll know after reading reading it whether our values are aligned. I believe it’s best to have a physical copy, so I set it as low as Amazon would allow. If you don’t want to swing the $4, you can get a free digital copy as well.
The Letter is a direct mail newsletter design by me and Lukas Resheske. It’s certainly not for everyone, but it’s my best stuff sent to your mailbox every month where it can be read, studies and implemented without the distraction of all the internet things. Between you and I, the Letter that comes every month is not even the most valuable part of being a subscriber. IYKYK.
The Guardian Academy is basically a twist on what would be “The Academy of Nic". The highest tier, Guardian, is the like the “Arena” - people engaing the field and working to become extraordinary humans. Entrepreneurs, investors, and educators get together in person 6-8 times a year to collaborate, solve problems and have some fun.
These collaborations turn into articles, workshops and more for the free, paid and founding members tiers of TGA.
The Wolf Den is our Web3 world. It’s the web3, experience, art and culture arm of the Guardian Academy. We do ridiculous things, on a random schedule, because we can. To get the most out of the Wolf Den, you’ll want to be looped into the Guardian Academy.
Rabbit Holes To Go Down - Stuff I Like To Do and Stuff I Like To Read
The Path (The Gray Wolf)
I have a grandmaster. Weird, eh?
We breathe together 4 days a week. I am mastering 16 handheld weapons (13 straight weapons like a katana and 3 flexible weapons), 3 firearms and multiple martial arts. We also work on movement, Chinese medicine and acupuncture.
Most importantly, we frequently climb intimidating and beautiful mountains. It’s all a process to break the delusion and begin to see the nature of reality.
Learn more, including how to join me - if you dare:
The AI Newsletter
Peter Diamandis and Joe Stolte’s team offer to create an AI newsletter for me. Since I already have one that I write, I asked them to make one I would want to read every week - to find the stuff I would find interesting or useful but likely wouldn’t find on my own.
And they did. It’s called “Force Multipliers” and it’s one of my favorite things to read every week.
Work With Me:
If you go down the rabbit holes about and still want to work together…
What To Do Next:
Subscribe to this newsletter to get my semi-frequent ramblings on the battle between the monkey mind and your best self. If you want to make more money, winning this battle will make you a lot more money. If you want to get in better shape, winning this battle will make it much easier to get in shape and stay in shape.
You Know The Drill:
This newsletter is a collection of the underlying patterns. I am archiving them here so that I can link/refer to them without having to rewrite or copy and paste each time.
I share the same concepts, principles and frameworks we use to scale our companies - believe it or not, the fastest way to scale a business is to silence the monkey mind - to get the people running the business out of their own way.
PS. If you’re into doing cool stuff with cool people, I hope to see you at an event soon. (Below is a Guardian event)