Advice in 140 Characters of Less

Have you ever told yourself, “I wish I would have known then what I know now?” Yeah, you have, everybody has. The thought probably didn’t go too much further from there. Well, I’m taking it a little further. Although there will always be a few things you wish you would have known, here are something […]

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Destination and Direction

Destination for Action Catalyst

Direction is made up of small Destinations. A Destination is an objective that is reachable in the next 5 months or year. Some examples include landing a desired job, taking some precarious steps in a new direction, or beginning a new venture. This is a concrete goal, one that can be definitely reached in a […]

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What I’m Wearing

Most of my Closet

Here’s what’s in my closet. North Face Outward Bound Shorts 2 cotton shirts 5 Socks 2 lulu lemon shirts 1 lulu lemon tank top 1 lulu lemon work out short 1 Pair of Levi’s Jeans 1 Pair of Chinos 2 Short Sleeve Button Downs 1 Pair of Patagonia Baggies (swimming) 1 Pair of Running Shoes […]

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People Are Scared to Have Fun

People are Scared

I haven’t been writing much because, well, I’ve been living. Yes, that’s an excuse, a bad one, and I hate excuses so it’s more appropriate to say that I haven’t made writing for Action Catalyst a priority.Which is a shame because I have been doing some pretty awesome stuff, mainly Big Ass Canvas. Go check […]

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I’m Leaving the US (forever?)

Zach is traveling the world and he might not ever come back.

In roughly 3 months I’m leaving the United States for Pamplona, Spain, the first step in my two years of world travel. Hell yeah you heard me right. Around early July I will be leaving the U.S. and quite possibly not returning for two years. The details? There aren’t many. Starting in Pamplona, then: who […]

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22. Twenty-Two. XXII. 22/?

Twenty Two Years

Today I am 22. Time seems to be speeding up. I can remember exactly a year ago writing about turning 21. Yesterday, almost. The piece titled “First Step, Again” was about getting focused and starting to hustle, again. It was inspired from a journal entry a year prior about my frustration with college and the […]

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I Suck @

How to Stop Sucking at What You Suck At | Austin Life Coach | College Guidance | Personal Development Plan

We All Suck at Stuff Maybe it’s patience, maybe it’s being alone with ourselves, or maybe it’s being self conscious. Wait.. those are mine. You have your own though, too. What are they? Don’t be scared to address these areas. Sure, once you start thinking about them you will realize more and more that you […]

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10 Rules I Wish I’d Learned at 10

Austin Life Coach | College Guidance | Personal Development Plan

Sometimes lessons have to be learned the hard way but if possible, learning from others mistakes is the best form of learning. Second hand experience saves immeasurable time, pain, and energy. When given the opportunity to talk with someone with more experience, take it. You won’t regret your decision. It will give you insight that […]

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How to Sip Productively

The Magic of Coffee | Austin Life Coach | College Guidance | Personal Development Plan

I’m continually surprised at the amount of college students that don’t know how to take advantage of coffee. Most cities have awesome coffee spots yet quite a few college students don’t take full advantage of them. If you can learn the tricks early, it will treat you fantastically over the course of your professional career. […]

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Why I Dropped Out of College

Austin Life Coach | College Guidance | Personal Development Plan

ROI wasn’t worth it Too many people “Wish they had not gone.” Felt too “entitled” while in school Knew there were other options Didn’t want to waste $ “figuring it out” I can always go back “I didn’t go to college. Well, I went to college but I dropped out. I have always been entrepreneurial […]

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