How One-Way Friendships Leave You Broke
By Julien Saunders
It’s fine to splurge on friends or to help when they’re in need but not if it puts you in a bind or it’s a sign of a bigger problem with your friendship.
Getting ahead financially is hard work. It’s even more difficult when you’re bound by the unwritten rule to “lift while you climb.” Whether you’re the first among your friends to move out of the old neighborhood or earn a high income, the expectation to “spread the love” is the same.
The Role of Generosity in Your Pursuit of Financial Independence
April 30, 2019
Generosity is an important component of pursuing and achieving financial independence (FI)
No amount of money in the bank feels as good as it does to help someone out who can never repay you
Generosity can help break the *hold* on you that intensely focusing on all-things-financial can create in your life
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21 Quotes That (If Applied) Change You Into a Better Person
By Ryan Holiday
As long as man has been alive, he has been collecting little sayings about how to live. We find them carved in the rock of the Temple of Apollo and etched as graffiti on the walls of Pompeii. They appear in the plays of Shakespeare, the commonplace book of H. P. Lovecraft, the collected proverbs of Erasmus, and the ceiling beams of Montaigne’s study. Today, they’re recorded on iPhones and in Evernote.
But whatever generation is doing it, whether they’re written by scribes in China or commoners in some European dungeon or simply passed along by a kindly grandfather, these little epigrams of life advice have taught essential lessons.
How to respond to adversity.
How to think about money.
How to meditate on our mortality.
How to have courage.
Quotes To Give Immediate Direction To Your Life
These quotes will help you:
By Benjamin Hardy, PhD
Decide what you want
Train yourself to want it enough to have it
Transform your identity, brain, and environment to ensure you get it
Become laser-focused and stop getting distracted by what you don’t want
Unsuccessful People Focus On “The Gap.” Here’s What Successful People Focus On
By Benjamin Hardy, PhD April 16 2019
“The way to measure your progress is backward against where you started, not against your ideal.” — Dan Sullivan, THE GAIN AND THE GAP
Key concepts to understand in this article that will be explored:
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It's Not Enough to Be Right—You Also Have To Be Kind
Post From The Medium By Ryan Hardy
Here is my latest post on Medium...
There is a story about Jeff Bezos from when he was a young boy. He was with his grandparents, both of whom were smokers. Bezos had recently heard an anti-smoking PSA on the radio that explained how many minutes each cigarette takes off a person’s lifespan.
And so, sitting there in the backseat, like a typical precocious kid, he put his math skills and this new knowledge to work and proudly explained to his grandmother, as she puffed away, “You’ve lost nine years of your life, Grandma!”
10 things I’ve learned through stories of overcoming adversity
By Fred @ Money With A Purpose April 4, 2019
In my blog, Money with a Purpose, I have an interview series.
In those interviews, I hear real-life stories of overcoming adversity from people from all walks of life. Some are fellow bloggers. Many are Millennials. Others are Boomers like me. There are businessmen and women, people who are single and others who are married.
Some of the stories that I’ve heard:
I’ve interviewed people who’ve overcome addiction to drugs, alcohol, and gambling.
One young woman grew up sexually, physically, and emotionally abused.
I talked to a doctor who got through medical school reading at the bottom 5% of his class.
_We added a Wise Words page to our blog in hopes of contributing encouragement and inspiration during positive happy times as well as emotionally hard times --
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 --
A strong mental attitude is a great tool when faced with either of these - Wise Words are a great aide in strengthening the mental attitude --
Please take a few minutes to read over the quotes and allow them to sink in so you can ponder on them and be encouraged and strengthened by them --
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