I’m obsessed with money, because I’m good at it and because it’s tangible. I can easily quantify it, and measure my accomplishments. Because of this, it’s become a vice that I turn to when I want to distract myself from the things I find difficult. Having an increased awareness of this behavior helps me redirect my energy to what matters most.
What’s life like six months into my first mini-retirement? There’s been lots of accomplishments and achievements, but also lots of challenges and struggles. In this post I dig deep into what I’ve been up to, what’s been working and not working, and where I’m headed in the coming months.
Prioritizing personal development and education will help you get where you want to go. But there are so many choices available, and it can be expensive. How can you plan effectively so that you invest in products and services that will help you, while remaining within a reasonable budget? In this article, I discuss how I go about planning my own personal development and education initiatives.
Quitting my job (without another one lined up) was one of the toughest decisions of my life. It’s also been one of the most rewarding things I have ever done. When you challenge yourself to explore the hard questions, you gain a ton of insight into yourself and find answers you may have otherwise never knew existed.
Two accomplishments I am most proud of to this point in my life are losing weight and building a solid financial foundation. As I was reflecting more on this, I realized that there are many similarities in the habits and traits needed to be successful in both of these areas. The lessons learned and strengths built when losing weight can be directly applied to getting your financial ducks in a row.