“Love words, agonize over sentences. And pay attention to the world.” Susan Sontag

There are too many people to count whose words, thoughts, and support have made a difference in my life, but I would be remiss if I didn’t try to at least list the major ones who have had a lasting impact on my thinking, lifestyle, and writing. Some of these people are wonderful friends, some I’ve had the pleasure of meeting once or twice, and some I know about only from their work. Regardless, I owe each of them a debt of gratitude.

Alexis Waggoner
Greg Waggoner
Kathleen Waggoner
Ben Rasmusen
Daniel Bader
Grant Baldwin
Nathan Barry
Bryce Bladon
Dan Carlin
Austin Church
James Clear
Brennan Dunn
Blair Enns
Tim Ferriss
Pat Flynn
Seth Godin
Nik Goeke
Tim Grahl
Bryan Harris
Sam Harris
Lewis Howes
Matt Inglot
Paul Jarvis
Noah Kagan
Mark Manson
Sean McCabe
Philip Morgan
Tom Morkes
Justin M
Casey Neistat
Maria Popova
Michael Roderick
Tony Rulli
Ramit Sethi
Jonathan Stark
Danielle S
Rick Turoczy
Tim Urban
Brent W
Madi W
Alan Weiss
Joanne Wiebe

And thanks to everyone who tries hard to leave the world a little nicer than they found it, whether I’ve encountered your work or not.

Apologies if I inadvertently left you off this list, which I try to keep updated on an annual basis. I’m sure I missed more people than I included, so please do not take it personally if you expected your name to appear here. I’m sure it should, and the error is mine.

Last updated February 13th, 2019. Inspired by James Clear.