Be Fucking Courageous

Today, a task for you: Be Fucking Courageous.

This is your life — if you don’t like something, change it.

If you don’t like who you are, become someone different.

The best thing about being alive is that YOU get to choose what has meaning in your life, and what doesn’t.


Want to quit your job? Go for it.

Go traveling more.

Get hurt and bounce back.


Stop saying “no” to things you feel in your gut.

Goddamit, say “yes.”


You DON’T have forever.

There isn’t “always tomorrow.”


Start doing more things that you love.

Create “not-to-do” lists and abandon things that make you unhappy.


Create beautiful things that make you happy. Share them.

Make time for yourself.


Be silly. Be a little delusional.

Be convinced that it WILL work.


Appreciate the people in front of you.
Laugh more.


Don’t be scared to fuck shit up.
Consider failure the toll on the way to getting where you want to go.


Just kiss her.
Just tell him, “I love you.”


Adopt the “Let’s just see what happens” mentality.

Be. Fucking. Courageous.

And if you ever doubt yourself, step outside of your own frame and take a look at all the amazing things happening around you.
Pinch yourself and repeat after me: “This is water. This is water.”


If you haven’t heard this incredible speech by David Foster Wallace, take the time to listen to it while you’re doing something else. It will change your life.


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Daniel DiPiazza

Daniel is the founder and CEO of Rich20Something. A millennial business mastermind, he has successfully started three consecutive freelance businesses and scaled them to over $100K in revenue with zero startup capital. His work is regularly featured in Time Magazine, Fortune, Entrepreneur, Business Insider, Fox News, and Yahoo! Business. His debut book, Rich20Something, publishes on May 2, 2017.

  • DonnaMumbua

    Hey Daniel, 
    This is inspirational stuff as usual. Made my morning!

  • Yesterday, I started writing a book that my brain says I have no business writing, but my heart/spirit tells me I simply MUST write. I want to write it quickly, before my courage runs out.

  • Signman

    Thanks for filling my inbox with swearing. I just lost a lot of respect for the quality of you information. I find it hard to read past it. Hopefully it won’t happen again, otherwise I will look for information elsewhere.

  • Hey D, My courageous thing would be to ask you for a coffee to identify how I could help you in some way. Since we live, like… in different parts of the globe I would opt in for a skype call. whatd’ya say?

  • Awesome vid!

    I pledge to push through anything that I feel a strong resistance towards.

  • Rich20Something

    BenAustinBlog  Yep. The gut is often right. If you feel nervous, that’s not “fear” — that’s excitement. Use that feeling as a sign to DO something, not to avoid it.

    (Within reason)


    Definitely hit me up. Love your story, would like to chat sometime.


  • Rich20Something

    Diana Reid  I’d love it 🙂

    Hit me up via email and we will schedule!

  • Rich20Something

    MaryJSchiller1  Every day, your courage REFILLS 🙂

    If you can make it into a habit, it will work without too much effort (see “The Seinfeld Strategy”)

    Good luck! Let me know when it’s out, I’ll pick up the first copy!


  • Rich20Something

    DonnaMumbua  Donna! How are you? I miss our Skypes 🙂

  • Rich20Something MaryJSchiller1  Awesome! I do love the Seinfeld Strategy, BTW. Simple, just the way I like it. Thanks for the encouragement!

  • KD

    Last week I finally had the courage to start my online magazine for a travel niche and this morning I got an email from someone that noticed that I’m just getting started and wants to talk to me. this guy owns a well known luxury resort…I’m hoping he wants to work together and invest in my idea. 🙂

  • drewcurtis21

    Literally just booked a plane ticket to Vegas for my company’s training conference before reading this email. This will be my first time going to the conference and is definitely a step outside my comfort zone!

  • Amanda

    Ok. I WILL set an official launch date for my blog. There’s my ONE THING.

  • JulietAnnerino

    TysonL Really beautiful, powerful video, Tyson! Thanks for sharing this 🙂

  • Rich20Something

    @Amanda  Awesome. What’s the date??


    (Public accountability works)

  • Rich20Something

    @KD  So cool!! Keep us posted. What’s your magazine 🙂

  • Rich20Something

    TysonL  On the contrary, I love this video. Plz keep posting. Not obnoxious at all 🙂

    BTW, what do you do to maintain your courage?

  • Rich20Something

    MaryJSchiller1no prob!!

  • Rich20Something

    JulietAnnerino  I’m SO glad that you noticed the use of the “F Bomb” was for a specific purpose. I wanted people to get riled up. I wanted them to open their email, and even if (on the way to the “unsubscribe” link), they glanced at the content — hopefully something that they read would stick.

    It’s important to wake up. It’s important to be conscious. It’s important to love others, but also to take what we want an not apologize. Especially as adults — if we don’t reach out and grab it, who will hand it to us?

    Looking forward to connecting for coffee next week 🙂


  • DonnaMumbua

    Rich20Something Daniel, I am fantastic. I am happy to see that you are doing epic stuff! I have been listening to the free e-course on generating an idea for an online biz and I have some follow up questions but just wondering the best channel to ask those questions- is it ok to send a quick mail with a small list of my Qs? Thank you so much for putting out this awesome stuff 🙂

  • Rich20Something

    Cyclia  PS – as always, thanks for contributing to the community, Michael 🙂

  • Cyclia

    Rich20Something  Not yet, but I really hope to be caught one day. Not by them though, since letting them read the note (to explain it) would really spoil the surprise. Being caught by the cops would make an amazing story. (Yep; I’m a thrill guy). Trying to explain you’re not grabbing a wallet but putting a random note, complimenting something would be such fun.

  • Rich20Something

    Cyclia Now I’m kinda hoping you get caught too so that we can say we saw it here first!