Do the Work First

Inspiration comes from actually doing the work. Start working on the big stuff. Start working on it now. Set aside some time in your calendar and call it “Big Stuff Appointment.” Commit to X amount of hours for work on your massive undertaking. You can work on it once a week or once fortnightly or monthly.…

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The Finer Things in Life

It’s pretty important for you to make your own list of what you consider to be “The Finer Things in Life” and then passionately go about setting your goals to make your list a reality. When my “official” working life started my initial list was all about having the flexibility to create my own income. The…

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How to Enjoy Your Life

First and foremost, I implore you to learn to get into the habit of slowing things down each day. When I say slow things down, I’m talking about the stream of thoughts running through your head at a constant lightning speed. It would be impossible to figure out how an engine works by attempting to watch…

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Keeping Up Appearances

What is your cost of “Keeping Up Appearances?” Is it a direct measurable monetary cost? As in, you think you must live in a certain type of house or condominium in a certain neighborhood and drive a certain car or take a certain kind of expensive holiday? Or rather is it an immeasurable emotional and intellectual…

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An Investors Thoughts Revisited

I’ve been interested in money for most of my life. I spent a great part of my 20’s and 30’s chasing it and quite often actually catching it. I didn’t really get started trying to figure out how to grow my hard earned savings until I was in my late 20’s. Over the years, I’ve…

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It’s all about Assets and Liabilities

In business as in life it’s important to keep your assets and liabilities in check. You don’t want to operate from a position where you feel forced to make decisions based on an over extended balance sheet. If you’re operating too heavy on your liabilities and you fear that you have to take on certain…

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Keep Going

What is it exactly that keeps us pushing towards our dreams? Why do we challenge ourselves just when things start to get monotonous? What separates the creative achievers from those that are happy to keep toiling for the status quo? How much does our ability to look ourselves honestly, openly and with authentic compassion influence our…

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Working for Yourself

So many people who “work for the man” dream of telling their boss to “Shove it!” They relish the dream of being their own boss. Their Main Motivations They Always Mention Are: I’ll have no boss, so nobody can tell me what to do. > Definitions of “Boss” aside, when you go out on your own…

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Election Inspection

If you don’t get involved then you won’t be involved, to stand on the sidelines and rant and rave doesn’t make much sense if you’ve not had a hand in creating your current situation. Democracy has an evil twin and it’s called apathy. If you do nothing then something still happens. Not making a decision…

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2 Kinds of Productivity

There are two kinds of productivity to choose from when taking on a project. 1) Forced productivity – You have no choice but to do what you gotta do. This kind of productivity is normally forced upon you for various reasons. Maybe you’ve got a BOSS who’s expecting you to complete a project NOW!? or…

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