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Continuous Self-Improvement for Busy Smart Professionals

Oh hey! I'm Ankurman.


I'm a knowledge hungry MoFo, a strategic workaholic, and unusually driven.

Since moving to the US in the fall of 2012, I've read 257+ non-fiction books on topics like human behavior, personal finances, entrepreneurship, stoicism, persuasion, and quantified self, among others. 

I took actions on this information to conduct life-experiments and produced results like -

  • Eliminated over 52lbs (or 23kg) of extra body fat (BF) and today easily maintain under 13% BF any time of the year
  • Launched 8 businesses while in graduate school pursuing a MS in Chemical Engineering; most of them failed but I was able to clear off $30,000 of debt, lived The 4-Hour Workweek lifestyle for 9 months, and also got my piece of paper
  • Traveled across 47 US States, Canada, Mexico, & Puerto Rico spending under $5,000 in total
  • Built a network of authentic friends in 29 countries across 6 continents including 2 real-life mentors with a total net worth over $10M dollars
  • Discovered my life's purpose - To live inspired and live to inspire others

I would be BSing you if I said I've figured it all out. 

But I'm grateful to have experienced my share of ups and downs; like that time when I was homeless on the streets of Cincinnati for 2 weeks, that led me to uncover answers to questions like: 

Who am I?

What do I want to get out of life?

If I'm on my death bed 12 months from today, what are the things I want to have done that would make me feel most fulfilled?

This website is a digital repository of my thoughts, ideas, belief systems, first principles thinking processes, and one of the ways I live my truth.

Get access to my weekly Sunday Dispatches newsletter where you'll get tactical strategies I've used in the past to get the above results and new processes I'm currently experimenting with to achieve PEAK PERFORMANCE and create ABUNDANCE for others and myself.

"Ankur has that rare ability to be self-aware and redirect his steps to propel himself to greater and greater things."

RIA PERSAD, CEO at StatWeather and Ms. America USS National Choice 2017-2018 

"Ankur views the world from a child's perspective of wonder and possibilities. He inspires me."


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