If You Lost Everything Today, Could You Be Happy Tomorrow?

A Stoic Trick For Greater Happiness The ancient Stoic philosophers used a very effective technique to attain a greater level of happiness. At first it might seem counter-intuitive, but over thousands of years it, it has been proven to work. They indulge in extreme negative thinking. They imagine the worst. I know. Counter-intuitive right? We’ve […]

Dealing with Uncertainty for Ultimate Happiness

Life or Death The thing about flying a plane is that if something goes wrong, you can’t pull over and figure it out. You can deal with it or fall out of the sky. And when you fall out of the sky, there are no “do-overs.” It is my first solo flight. Today there will […]

Getting Rich is Actually Easy – Part 2

Getting Rich is Actually Easy – Part 2 This is a follow up to “Getting Rich is Actually Easy – Part 1“ , which you might want to check out if you landed directly here. “Time plus a dime.” Quite a few people contacted me asking how I would go about getting an 8.5% return. […]

How Our Life and Business Were Destroyed And We Thrived

  Sometime during my youth, I picked up the belief that money was very important. Maybe more important than anything. It probably was founded on the belief that if I had money things would be easier and I would be happy. So without an education, mentors, or any reason to believe I deserved to succeed, […]

Money and Minimalism: An Old Friend Dies

An old friend died yesterday. Massive heart attack. Aged 60. I can only imagine what that must be like, your last precious moments alive spent in pain, desperation and panic. And if we linger, do we spend those extra moments regretting choices we’ve made that brought us to this moment. But it’s too late. Over […]

8 Steps to Free Yourself From the Money Mindset

  The “Hunt and Gather” instinct is alive and raging in most cultures around the world. In the developed nations this manifests itself in the pursuit of cold, hard cash. Unfortunately, as I’m known to say frequently, this is an instinct out of control, and no longer useful to the well being of the human […]

Bye Buy: The End of Consumerism as We Know It

  FEATURE ARTICLE – FREE PREMIUM CONTENT Like the explosion of Krakatoa in 1883, the 2008 downturn of the economy was an event that sent ripples around the globe leaving almost no shore untouched. The spending habits of even the wealthy were changed forever. Fear and uncertainty gripped the world and many people simple stopped […]

Getting Rich is Actually Easy

  Yes, I said it. And it’s true. Getting Rich is easy. It’s really just a matter of priorities. Plus some simple math. Someone once said that Stephen Coveys “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” was common sense that we needed to be reminded of. The same could be said about the simple concept of […]

Ozymandias, King of Kings.

I met a traveller from an antique land Who said: “Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert. Near them on the sand, Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown And wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command Tell that its sculptor well those passions read Which yet survive, stamped on […]

The Minimalist and The $400 Toaster

I once bought a toaster for nearly $400. When I told people, they thought I had lost it. Doolally. This purchase, and others like it, were based on this premise: Given the choice between two items which will serve the same function, if one is twice the price, but will last 4 times as long, […]