Around 2013, I came across the works of Sebastian Marshall while one of my friend was reading Ikigai.
I have been following Sebastian ever since.
It's been a long journey. I have not made any significant progress in life, but his philosophy, strategy has helped me create a strong base for myself. I'm still learning and trying to progress one day at a time.
He does not update his blogs like before anymore. So it's been a long time since I've been here on SebastianMarshall.com. And today when I stumbled upon it, I felt a huge dose of Nostalgia. Like walking on a war field long after the war is over. Nobody seems to be active, but all the important lessons are here. I feel alone, but that loneliness is inspiring. I'm happy to be able to write this here at this time. I have no better word to describe this feeling.
Thank you Sebastian and everybody else in this community for making it a place worth visiting. And making this world a better place, at least in a small way. ♥️
I got this really, really amazing email from a reader. I get a lot of emails, but this one in particular was fantastic. Check out his recommendations in here as well -
We exchanged a bit of email last year, but I felt the urge to reach out to you again to just say "thanks". When I started reading your site last year, I was a completely different person than I am now. I was 300lbs, unhappy with my life, my work, and my achievements.
Since then, I've completely turned my life around.
Reading your blog has been (by far) the biggest influence in my life changes, and I'm extremely grateful for all of your writings. I really associate with your writing a lot--I feel like I've always had lots of ambition and purpose, but was never able to harness it to do what I wanted to. Your blog has really helped me understand a lot of critical things in personal development.
I haven't been writing travel stories recently, but since I've been through so many different cities in the past month, I figure I should share a few little notes on each, just in case you're heading through one of them soon.
I just can't get into Beijing. It's not a bad city, but it's sprawling, smoggy, and a little bit faceless. This time I stayed in the hutongs (alleys), which was pretty interesting. Forbidden city is really neat, but the park right behind it is at least as interesting. Climb to the top for a great view. The only reasonably healthy restaurant we found was Saveurs de Coree, a Korean restaurant. Everything was pretty pricey, except for the bibimbap set meal that comes with little Korean appetizers, fried tofu with onions, bibimbap, and cinnamon tea. Not perfectly healthy, but the best I came across.