SO WHAT DO WE DO

If you want to knowwhere to put money instead ofputting it into a savings account. Probably put it somewhere that getsa higher return on investment than therate of inflation. A lot of people buy and hold index fundsthat match the S&P 500. A lot of people do the same thing with realestate. Some people put… Continue reading SO WHAT DO WE DO

STRENGTH AND PERSPECTIVE

If you’re feeling extremely burned out it’s often because of associating a positive emotion with the wrong thing. You might think of yourself and strong for working longer hours and weak for giving up and taking a break. But strength and weakness are far more complex than that. You need rest and you’re not resting.… Continue reading STRENGTH AND PERSPECTIVE

TRUSTING INSTINCTS

Listening to your own instinct is an important element of strength. And listening to your own instincts results in better outcomes over time. If you have an instinct to do or say something and you don’t act on it because you’re not sure about it or concerned about other people will think, then you won’t… Continue reading TRUSTING INSTINCTS

VALUE

You have to understand that some things are valued more than other things. It’s easier to make money settling a business dispute than it is cleaning a house. It’s easier to make money selling ad space than posters. And it’s easier to make money in finance than in gardening. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t make… Continue reading VALUE

WHAT TYPE OF PERSON

Let’s say you could only save ten dollars a week, you invested that ten dollars in the stock market, and you did this for ten weeks. It doesn’t sound like much. But now you’ve accomplished something and that tends to make you want to do more. So for the next ten weeks you picked up… Continue reading WHAT TYPE OF PERSON

WHERE MAGIC COMES FROM

The reason a magician is someone who learns about magic and still believes in it is because of the expression familiarity breeds contempt. We get cool kid syndrome, and we like to tell the people around us, “I already understand that. You didn’t know? That’s the boring stuff for newbies.” And we get addicted to… Continue reading WHERE MAGIC COMES FROM

SUCCESS ANXIETY

Failure causes depression and success causes anxiety. You’ve got something difficult to deal with in both directions. It’s just a different flavor. And many people would argue anxiety is worse. Success causes anxiety because it’s new. When things are working, you have less information than when they didn’t work. Because you’re not used to things… Continue reading SUCCESS ANXIETY

THE SMILE

There’s this smile that exists. It’s the smile Bruce Banner has when he’s sitting on a yoga mat at the end of the hulk movie with Edward Norton. His eyes turn green and he knows that he’s in touch with the monster. It’s the smile of Arya Stark at the end of game of thrones… Continue reading THE SMILE

TIME SCALE

Different people live on different time scales. This is a really common source of misunderstandings. Some people are wired to live in a more present moment. These people are often more expressive about a day to day change that happens in their life but adapt to it more quickly. Others are wired for more long… Continue reading TIME SCALE

TO GO FAR IN LIFE

If you ever want to go far in life, you have to know this. There are an infinite number of things you aren’t good at. And there are a finite number of things you can do. This means you could spend your entire life doing things you’re bad at without ever tapping into your real… Continue reading TO GO FAR IN LIFE