Wake up with the sunrise As I gaze across an impossibly expansive kale-green meadow, the sky explodes with flying monkeys. I have the...
Exploring the Intersection of Travel, Self Care, and Entrepreneurship.
Let’s start with a bit about me. I’m 33 years old. I love going fast, good conversation, and great experiences (more about me here). I’ve been writing code, and building businesses for the last 15 years. I thoroughly enjoy both the expansive strategy of business and the “flow state” creativity of coding. I’ve been a [...]John Paul Narowski
Wake up with the sunrise As I gaze across an impossibly expansive kale-green meadow, the sky explodes with flying monkeys. I have the distinct feeling that I’m inside the tree but I’m also human. Obviously, the only thing to do is embark down the river to chase after … DAAAAAAAAA. My soul is ripped awake by the ear-piercing sound of [...]John Paul Narowski
Ok so I might have lied, this isn’t quite a how to set expectations post, but rather a manifesto of my personal expectations for people I work with. Over the years, I’ve come to realize that setting proper expectations is one of the most important characteristics of a good leader. One that I’ve failed at miserably in the [...]John Paul Narowski
Once upon a time there was a wild parkour-hoppin’ dude named JP. He moved to Denver in search of life, liberty and love. One fateful day, his sister invited him to a Derby Day party. Derby day is a pastel forward event in which everyone gets all fancy-like to sport elaborate hats and pinstripe suits. This entire day is crafted to celebrate [...]John Paul Narowski
I am exuberance, once I shed my layer of today. A deep and lasting smile lies just beneath the surface So close and yet impossibly hidden, if you don’t stop to feel its rays It’s free and rich and everlasting It’s much closer than you think You’re touching it already, let it shine through warm embrace Like your breath, [...]John Paul Narowski
Dawn or dusk, it makes no difference to the stars Crunching the earth below, step by step The present is filled with a crisp forever The future and past fade, more fantasy than the wildest tale Each breath tastes light and free, rid of the jaded weight of progress The here and now is rich with non-doing Each previous step is quickly erased [...]John Paul Narowski
A thought from stillness A boat gliding across the waves A day, a week, a month may pass without existing the maze What joy, what life, what effervescence is found inside the space That force and will and huff and puff can simply not replace It’s air, not fire, space, not might that guides and grows the blaze It’s pause, not run, [...]John Paul Narowski
For the sake of brevity, we’re going to operate under the assumption that you already have docker and docker-compose running on your Mac. If you don’t, here are some instructions: Installing Docker for Mac Docker for Mac is one of the new kids on the Docker block. It uses a lightweight VM instead of relying on Virtualbox or Vagrant. [...]John Paul Narowski
While being an entrepreneur has its ups and downs (a tad bit of an understatement?), it’s often not the massive failures or successes that wreck you, it’s the silent-but-deadly killers that sink your ship. I learned this the hard way. I burned my hand, bad. Over the last five years, I’ve been focusing most of my effort on a web-based [...]John Paul Narowski
I’m in a hand woven hammock, swaying in the breeze as waves kiss the beach. The three three things floating through my head are: where to go snorkeling, should I get another beer, and how to deal with this cargo ship sized guilt lodged in my chest. I came to Thailand with noble intentions – to be productive, while traveling aboard. [...]John Paul Narowski