Eat the Elephant
— Fasten your seatbelts. There's no chance you won't encounter turbulence.
I'm Richard Nikoley and I started writing Free The Animal in late 2003 as just a little thing to try. Almost 20 years later, turns out I've written over 5,000 posts. I blog what I wish...from lifestyle to philosophy, politics, social antagonism, adventure travel, expat living, location and time independent—while you sleep— income, and food. I intended to travel the world "homeless," but the Covidiocy Panic-Demic squashed that. So, I became an American expat living in Thailand, where I've built a house and home for the long-term girl—less than half my age—and her two daughters and mom.
I celebrate the audacity and hubris to live by your own exclusive authority and take your own chances.
Free the Animal really means to free yourself to reach your ideal potential in all areas of your life, learn from mistakes and successes, and move on.
It's not about making more money. You can already do that. It's about getting from a shitty lifestyle you hate to the one you desire and will love.
That doesn't require money, or even hard work. It requires 'eating the elephant.'
Eat The Elephant
Top Five Reasons Why I Pay Money to Read Nikoley
Sometimes his posts challenge my worldview in uncomfortable ways. Full “Top Five Reasons Why I Pay Money to Read Nikoley”
It’s what smart people do
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He will never lie to you
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