Don’t Get Too Comfortable

This is a continuation of the previous post; but here I am going to explain why it is important not to irrationally fear discomfort.Let’s say you are an employee at Chevrolet and you have been offered a buyout to leave your job.You see the huge amount of money that you will receive if you take…

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Leaving Your Comfort Zone

When was the last time you made an improvement in your life? What happened that made you change? I bet you grew uncomfortable in your situation and you wanted to change it. If you want to lose weight there are a few things that may have provoked you. You could be worried about your health,…

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Debt Philosophy

The other day, a friend and I stumbled upon the subject of our conflicting debt philosophies.As you have previously read, my wife and I want to eliminate all of our debts with our extra money, and then begin investing (debt snowball).My friend (we will call him Jose in this story) subscribes to the philosophy of…

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Leveraging Your Abilities

Have you ever heard the statement “don’t trade hours for dollars”? Until recently I did not fully understand the implications of this statement. I was listing to The American Entrepreneur podcast and Ron (the host) fully explained it. When you trade hours for dollars the only way to make more money is to work more…

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Career Choices

The other day I was having a discussion with a friend. This friend was upset that she had not taken another educational path in life. She said that she did the “smart” thing and got the “hard” degree. This got me to thinking about the definition of smart. In her description smart means getting an…

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This is about you

I have been sharing many things I have learned throughout this blog.I write here to help you.So I can serve you better I need some of your input.Now it is time for you to speak your mind.I want to know about you.I would like to hear your thoughts, questions, and comments on the subject of…

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Life or Death Situation

I recently had a discussion with a friend about her frustration with her budget. She said that there was nothing else that could be cut from the budget. I looked at the budget and found that there were things that could be removed. I said she could shut off the cable and internet; she said…

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School Sucks

In previous posts I mentioned that you need to educate yourself in order to reach your goals and grow as a person. We are all used to the standard classroom method of education from the many years we have spent in school. This method works, but there are better ways. First, people fit into different…

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Limiting Yourself

Starting about 4 years ago I took up the fitness lifestyle. Since then I have been trying to gain muscle and lose fat. This is a constant effort to eat right and exercise regularly. One thing I have noticed over these last few years is that many people compliment me on my diligence and work…

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Learning Addiction

As you will soon learn I like to learn practical knowledge. To help to quench my addiction I take in a lot of media. Recently I completed the audio of 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (I like audio so I can learn while I drive). The info contained in this book was amazing and…

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Podcasts

I am a big proponent of life long learning and personal growth. I believe that if you are not learning, you are falling behind. This is because the world is changing so rapidly you cannot expect your current set of skills and knowledge to keep up. Plus, learning is a very fulfilling process. Many free…

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Working Freedom

I have had numerous discussions about paying off debt; these discussions generally show that people fall into one of two camps.  The first camp believes that you should not pay off your house because you could use that money to invest. The other camp (which Dave Ramsey belongs to) argues that if you invest your…

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How Much TV Do You Watch?

I have been listening to podcasts from LifeHack.com and 43folders.com that relate to increasing productivity. They talk a lot about systems to get your job done easier and/or being more productive at accomplishing all of your work at home and in the workplace. Both of these sites and podcasts are full of helpful information but…

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Simplify Your Life

This is my first post on this blog post. In this post I would like to explain a little bit about myself and why I started this blog. As you can tell from the lines at the bottom of my post there are a lot of things I am interested in. To sum it up…

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