EVAN NICKEL

THINGS I LIKE

1. Movies

Here is a list of all the movies I’ve seen that have been released since 2016.  My all-time favorite movie is Forrest Gump.

2. Books

I read a lot of books across a lot of different genres. Fiction, non-fiction, poetry. My all-time favorite author is Stephen King and my all-time favorite book is “The Stand”. Here is an updated list of what I’ve been reading lately.

3. Travel

Seeing the world is an experience that constantly gives me perspective and an appreciation for the vastness of nature and the variety of cultures that inhabit the earth.

4. Mountain Climbing

I’m currently attempting to climb the highest mountain in all 50 U.S. States.

5. Marketing

During my day job I work in a fast-paced ad agency helping Fortune 500 clients strategically solve complex digital and social challenges.

6. Goal Setting

I wrote a bucket list of 400+ items. I live my life through the lens of goals.

7. Hiking

I’m happiest on a hiking trail that will take me to a beautiful vista, a roaring waterfall, a hidden cave, or a forest of trees.

8. Philosophy

My current areas of interest are in historical materialism.

9. Taylor Swift

She’s just the best.

10. Random Trivia

I watch Jeopardy!, I play bar trivia… my brain is filled with a lot of mostly-useless information.

11. Maps

I like old maps, new maps, even Google Maps. I can stare with endless fascination at a detailed map.

12. Lists

There is something that makes me giddy about lists. I’m constantly writing lists whenever I can.

13. Other Random Things
  •  Cherry Starburst
  •  AllTrails
  •  Free samples at Costco
  •  Robinhood
  •  Google Photos
  •  Google Earth
  •  My Amazon Prime membership
  •  ‘List videos’ on YouTube
  •  Rainbow Restaurant
  •  The Far Side comic strip
  •  Bell’s Oberon
  •  99 cent Arnold Palmer iced tea
  •  Old Spice commercials
14. People Who Make Things I Love

Tim Urban – Writer

Brendan Leonard – Writer

Hans Zimmer – Composer

Wes Anderson – Film Director

Christopher Nolan – Film Director

Nathan Fielder – Comedian

Tyler Cowen – Writer

Arthur C. Clarke – Author

Stephen King – Author

Harry Chapin – Musician

Lorde – Musician

Taika Waititi – Film Director

15. Quotes I Find Myself Thinking About Often

“All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.” – Blaise Pascal

“Your personal experiences make up maybe 0.00000001% of what’s happened in the world but maybe 80% of how you think the world works… We’re all biased to our own personal history.” – Morgan Housel

“Never make fun of someone who mispronounces a word. It means they learned it by reading.” – Unknown

“The fears we don’t face become our limits.”