How to Build Better Habits in the New Year

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Since we just flipped the calendar on a New Year, I thought that it would be appropriate to focus one post exclusively on resolutions and more importantly habits.  The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business is an essential read on this topic as it tries to get the reader to focus on the … Read More

How To Find The Best Job For You

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Would you take career advice from a 21-year-old? Spencer Thompson has built a website that uses survey questions and data to find a career that suits you best.  This Fast Company article introduced you to his Thompson’s company, Sokanu (pronounced so can you), contains a database of some 500 careers, with metrics on what sort of person thrives in that … Read More

Karen Thompson Walker: What fear can teach us

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Imagine you’re a shipwrecked sailor adrift in the enormous Pacific. You can choose one of three directions and save yourself and your shipmates — but each choice comes with a fearful consequence too. How do you choose? In telling the story of the whaleship Essex, novelist Karen Thompson Walker shows how fear propels imagination, as it forces us to imagine … Read More

“Don’t Eat Fortune’s Cookie” Michael Lewis

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Michael Lewis, in my opinion, is one of the greatest authors of his time.  He is the author of The Fifth Risk, The Undoing Project, Flash Boys, The Big Short, Liar’s Poker, and Moneyball, to name a few. Lewis’ address to the Princeton class of 2012 is one of the better commencement speeches that I have heard. If Lewis had … Read More

Ronald Reagan on Marriage: Love, Dad

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Ronald Regan

Regardless of your political affiliation, Ronald Regan was one of the most polarizing presidents of our time. Something akin to Bill Clinton but for different reasons, as this letter may tell. It has been well documented in a series of letters and books about President Regan’s relationship with his wife, Nancy.  The two shared a type of love and connection … Read More

78 Quotes that will….

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I’m not sure where I collected the 78 quotes below over the years?  But I thought that they were worth sharing.  You never know where your source or spark of motivation will come from. There are old pilots and there are bold pilots, but there are no old, bold pilots. – Unknown The value of an investing strategy is not … Read More

How to Buy or Sell a House During the Coronavirus

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House

As we all adjust to our new normal with people working from home, children being homeschooled, and a shelter in place order being enforced in most states, the real estate market has also adjusted to a new home selling reality. Although the Coronavirus has ground most economic activity to a halt, it has not entirely stopped all facets of life.  … Read More

Setting Priorities; 3 Essential Factors to Begin the New Year

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New Year resolutions and goals are a huge part of ringing in the new year.  And while having goals are important, studies have shown that less than 25% of people actually stay committed to their resolutions after just 30 days, and only 8% accomplish them. So what can you do to help yourself achieve your personal and financial goals?  Focus on … Read More

Three Laws to Help Guide You to The Answer

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One of the best books that I read recently was The Answer, by John Assaraf and Murray Smith.  The book, in reality, is two books within one.  John Assaraf writes the first half of the book with a focus on the laws of attraction, gestation, and action.  The second half of the book is written by Murray Smith with a … Read More

What Would You Consider to be Your Most Valuable Asset?

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What would you consider to be your most valuable asset?  Some people may think about a retirement account or piece of real estate.  What about your career as your most prized possession?  A person’s major revenue stream, typically their career, is likely a major key in the ability to achieve life and financial goals. One of my recent reads was … Read More