Advice

Invest In Yourself

Although financial independence is high on my list of things I want to achieve. It’s slowly been re-prioritized lower and lower.  After several major life events happening to people close to me, I’ve come to the realization that money is important but far from the most important thing in life. After dealing with the aftermath of losing someone as well as seeing family friends diagnosed with Cancer it’s become clear that we don’t live forever. Read more…

BJJ

Embrace The Suck

The other night I went to my first Brazilian jui jitsu class. I know nothing of the sport, I don’t watch MMA and I knew I would be terrible but I went anyway. I felt like an idiot and was nervous and didn’t want to go through with it but I did. You know why? Because I embraced the suck. Plus, from all the buzz I’ve heard around the sport from MMA practitioners, to Joe Read more…

Financial Independence

Spend On Experiences

For many of us, saving money is a big part of what we do. We save hard and we save a lot. Sometimes we save so hard that spending even a small amount hurts. As I’ve been gaining wisdom and putting a few more years of life experience under my belt, the modern advice of “spend on experiences not things” has resonated with me. I’ve been trying harder to incorporate this and follow it as Read more…

Financial Independence

Prioritize Health And Happiness Over Money

Although financial independence is high on my list of things I want to achieve. It’s slowly been re-prioritized lower and lower.  After several major life events happening to people close to me, I’ve come to the realization that money is important but far from the most important thing in life. After dealing with the aftermath of losing someone as well as seeing family friends diagnosed with Cancer it’s become clear that we don’t live forever. Read more…

Advice

Just Focus

Spend a little amount time thinking about and planning your own life everyday. Treat this like you would a journey. Each day you need to check in on your map and see where you are. Are you on your way? If yes, good. Look for where you’re going to go tomorrow. If no, what can you do right now to get back on track? Schedule a small amount of time. 5 minutes is fine. Shut Read more…

Advice

Keep Searching

Despite the luxuries of the vast majority of americans lives. Good food, running water, electricity, able bodies, many of us still feel empty or unhappy. Many of us have found ourselves stuck at a dead end job or in a situation where we feel unfulfilled even though our basic needs are met. If you’re anything like me that feeling is slowly driving you mad. My advice is to pay attention to that feeling because it Read more…

Advice

Simplicity Is Key

Wisdom has taught me that simplicity is the key to getting things accomplished. It’s when we either set out to do too much at once or try to do something too complicated that we end up stagnating. I’ve found that if I feel like I don’t know what I should be doing I either need to break down the task at hand further into more manageable items or that I’m trying too hard and just Read more…

Advice

The Pursuit of Meaningful Work

In my own short existence on this earth, I’ve spent quite a large portion of it searching for work I loved. The mantra “Do what you love” is ever present in my mind but it has always felt so far out of reach. For years I approached the problem the wrong way, I expected to be blissfully happy the entire time I was working. As a result, the only things I could identify that I liked Read more…

Advice

One Single Thing

What can you focus on today that will move your goals forward? What is one actionable step you can take to make some progress? It doesn’t have to be large, actually its probably best if it isn’t. Just find one thing to do today to further whatever it is your trying to accomplish. It might be as simple as a making a phone call, leaving a message or having a conversation. The biggest take away is Read more…

Financial Independence

A Small Habit That Saves Me Money

Saving is an important habit. I think you could also argue that it’s an important skill as well. And as I’ve developed my own saving habits and skills I’ve found one small action recurring over and over. So much so that I’d say it’s the bedrock of my own strategy and has been effective in saving me lots of money and maybe more importantly, saving me mental energy. The action I’m talking about is my Read more…