DanDan Schwartz

I'm Dan Schwartz. I enjoy long walks, constant personal growth, and creating things that help myself and others realize the mental state of true freedom. Read more about me at dasbeats.net/about

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The Perils of Time Freedom

“The man who has lived the most is not he who has counted the most years but he who has most felt life.” —Jean-Jacques Rousseau The average american male lives to about 78 years old (females live to 82). Assuming I can hit that mark, I’ve got a solid 51 years, or 18,615 days of
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Don’t make plans

You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. Because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the
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Choose your news

We need a TV station that reports on stuff like nurses and hospital miracles, strangers’ acts of heroism, or political initiatives to actually fix global issues. Imagine only watching shows that profile people like teachers, artists, or business owners who dedicate their lives to help local communities, police men that have a track record of great
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Is it selfish to give?

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” Mahatma Gandhi Is it selfish to give? Some would argue that certain givers give to feel good about themselves (think the millionaire who donates to their alma mater to get a building named after them). Others will actually give from
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Ambition Management: Aiming High vs. Going With the Flow

Let’s look at the two spectrums of personal/business ambition. It’s important to note, neither side is “better” than the other side…but it’s interesting to think about the reasons behind ambition and how we can develop a level of drive that is congruent to our authentic selves, and not forced by ego. On one level, you’ve
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“The Force” of Life and Live Music

This past weekend, I witnessed my former band Pigeons Playing Ping Pong sell out the 9:30 Club. After 8 years of playing with these guys, it’s always a treat to witness the music and energy from the other side of the stage. I remember some of the earlier moments of performing together, in the 2007-2008
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Passion: What you would do if you had a billion dollars…

“Find your passion!” This tidbit of advice has been circulated through generations. We’ve heard it over and over, yet I feel most people are still unsure what it truly means to them. It can be a bit of a vague abstraction, and we’ve become perplexed at how to truly realize this idyllic state we know
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Create a System That Serves Others

I’m convinced this is the secret to business success condensed into a simple sentence. These words carry a lot of meaning. Let’s break it down even further so you can understand and implement this simple idea into your own life.
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Freedom is You, Freedom is Me

I’m Dan Schwartz. I’m an entrepreneur, musician/drummer, learner, teacher, and dude that generally likes to challenge the traditional methods of living life…ways that may otherwise threaten the pursuit of true and lasting freedom. I do my own thang. As do you I would hope! And if you don’t…I’ll show you how and why you can. After college
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