How to Scale Yourself and Get More Done Than You Thought Possible

Paul FennerLifestyle

Danny Schreiber has put together a piece that summarizes and provides some additional detail into an earlier post that we put out Scott Hanselman – It’s not what you read, it’s what you ignore. The world provides us with a plethora of opportunities for distractions that help us sidetrack our goals and what we really want out of our lives both personally … Read More

How to Build Better Habits in the New Year

Paul FennerLife Transitions

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

Setting Priorities; 3 Essential Factors to Begin the New Year

Paul FennerLife Transitions

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

The Paradox of Choice

Paul FennerPersonal Finance

Have you ever thought that having too many choices is a problem?  These days most of society is wired to believe that more choices = better decisions.  That the freedom of choice leads to happier lives. In his article How To Find Happiness In Today’s Hectic World, Eric at Barking Up the Wrong Tree, draws on a conversation with Barry Schwartz, a … Read More

Masters of Love

Paul FennerLifestyle

Have you ever felt like you were about ready to face off with a saber-toothed tiger while sitting next to your significant other trying to have a conversation?  If so, read on. In this Atlantic article people are put into two couples camps; Master and Disasters.  Disasters have a sense of constantly being in fight-or-flight mode (go back to that saber-toothed tiger standoff). … Read More

Peak Productivity while Project Managing Your Life

Paul FennerLifestyle

I have always been very interested in the field of personal productivity.  Trying to balance a business, my wife’s full-time career, and four kids under 5 can be beyond challenging.  A go-to person that I read regularly and often shares his ideas and articles is Eric from Barking Up The Wrong Tree.  Eric is a writer/journalist whose work has been featured … Read More

How to Get a Job at Goldman Sachs From a Non-Ivy League School in 8 Steps

Paul FennerLife Transitions

Although this Business Insider piece is focused on getting a position at an investment bank, I think that these steps could apply to any field no matter what college or university you may have attended. Send resumes early And send resumes often Make Excel your best friend Treat the application process as a part-time job This is one topic that we will touch on often … Read More

The Secret To Never Being Frustrated Again

Paul FennerLifestyle

Stress

Eric Barker at Barking Up The Wrong Tree had a recent post, The Secret To Never Being Frustrated Again, which caught me right at an opportune time as my wife and I try to parent our very demanding set of 4-year old Triplets.  I have to remind myself that they are only 4 and I need to level set my expectations for … Read More

Even Doing Good Has Its Financial Perks

Paul FennerPersonal Finance

Even people who help other people have the ability to cash out in the equity markets.  Brad Damphousse and Andy Ballester the founders of crowdfunding site GoFundMe have agreed to sell the controlling position to an investor group led by Accel Partners and Technology Crossover Ventures. The deal, values the company at around $600 million, according to a person familiar with the matter. … Read More

14-Day Plan to Radically Improve Your Finances

Paul FennerPersonal Finance

Planning

According to a survey by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, less than half of Americans keep close track of their spending, and nearly 30% aren’t saving for retirement. I wouldn’t call the 14-day plan below necessarily radical.  I would call it a very straightforward approach that radically changes your life.  As with many things in life just taking that … Read More