The Road to Resilience
The Mission Dec 7, 2018
“My barn having burned down, I can now see the moon.” ―Mizuta Masahide
The U.S. Marine helicopter banked sharply to the left. The aerial door gunner held on and leaned with it. The 21-year-old Sergeant was used to it by now.
This was her first deployment in Afghanistan. Their team had completed their first mission of the day and was now heading to provide support to Marines pinned down by enemy fire.
But something felt wrong. The helicopter continued to bank to the left, and the pilot wasn’t correcting. She glanced into the cockpit and the pilots were a whirlwind of activity. She felt her stomach rise to her throat. The sharp left bank didn’t stop, and the ground raced to meet them.
Surprising Advice From a Wealthy Man
It just might change your life.
John P. Weiss Nov 16, 2018
My father was an administrative law judge. Monday through Friday, he’d rise at 5AM and drive to the train station. From there, he’d travel to San Francisco, catch a bus and arrive at his office.
Dad would repeat the journey at the end of each work day. He typically arrived back home around 6PM, except for those times when he fell asleep on the train and missed his stop.
We lived in a three bedroom home in the hills of Los Gatos, California. We had a view of silicon valley. When I was a boy, the dot com era hadn’t begun yet.
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Follow Your Passion Career Advice is Tragic. How to Fix It.
At Millionaire Foundry we often challenge what we call common wisdom, which are sound bites of financial advice some often hear, accept, and then repeat as truth.
Common wisdom is not all bad and may be well-meaning, but its danger is that it can steer us in the wrong direction, often when it really counts. The results can be disastrous.
One piece of common wisdom career advice that deserves a major challenge is to always Follow Your Passion.
12 Questions That Will Change Your Life
Avatar Ryan Holiday Updated December 4, 2018
The instinct is to look for answers, but the truth is that questions that teach us most. It can also be that the rhetorical questions—the ones that don’t even seem to have answers—that push and push the hardest. Who do you think you are? What does all this mean? Why? Why? Why?
The right question at the right time can change the course of a life, can still a turbulent mind, or heal an angry heart. While every situation can generate its own, there are twelve questions, I think, that deserve to be asked not just once but many times over the course of a lifetime, some even many times over the course of the day.
I have gathered them from some of the wisest philosophers, most incisive thinkers, greatest leaders and most awesome bad** that ever lived. I’m not saying I know the answer to any of them, but I can say there is value in letting them challenge you. If you let them. If you let them do their work on you—and let them change you.
Tell Me Who You Spend Time With, And I Will Tell You Who You Are
Who do you spend time with? How do they make you who you are?
By Ryan Holiday
James Altucher calls this your ‘scene.’ As Jim Rohn put it, you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. As my dad told me once as a kid, “Ryan, you become like your friends.”
Or as Goethe famously said it better and earlier (about 170 years before any of them), “Tell me with whom you consort with and I will tell you who you are.” And before him, Seneca wrote to a friend:
Choose someone whose way of life as well as words, and whose very face as mirroring the character that lies behind it, have won your approval.
Be always pointing him out to yourself either as your guardian or as your model.
Inspiration from Alan Watts, Julie Dhar, Seneca, and More!
By Trent Hamm Updated on 01.04.19
Once a month (or so), I share a dozen things that have inspired me to greater personal, professional, and financial success in my life. I hope they bring similar success to your life.
1. Thomas Henry Huxley on the things we must do
“The most valuable of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it has to be done, whether you like it or not.” – Aldous Huxley
If we want to have any kind of success in life, there are tasks that we don’t particularly want to do that have to be done, often at times when we really don’t want to do them.
Sarah and I both dream of financial independence, but achieving that takes a lot of hard work. It means that there are times when I’d definitely rather do something else for various reasons, but I choose the financially stable path.
The 10 New Year’s Resolutions That Will Guarantee Your Best Year Yet
By Erica Gordon, December 24th 2016
The best part about the New Year is that it’s a clean slate. There’s a sense of comfort in leaving the past behind, feeling encouraged to let bad habits end with 2016, and becoming motivated to make positive changes in 2017.
The reason why New Year’s resolutions can actually work, is because there’s something about a fresh start that not only drives us to be better, but reminds us that it’s possible to wipe our slate clean and change our ways.
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Frustration - anxiety - and disappointment can easily creep in and take over our positive outlook with the waiting of the fruition of this investment and especially if one is experiencing a financial crisis or an emotional trauma --
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