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What 2 years of debt freedom has taught us

August 23, 2016

It’s entirely possible to not worry about money anymore, even if you’re not a millionaire.

Stress as the result of debt sits deep in your bones. You won’t realize its effects until it’s not there anymore.

Debt is only a “tool” if you’ve first learned to live without it.

Paying off your debt is the most expensive gift you can give yourself that you’re guaranteed to never regret or get tired of.

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Neil Gaiman on Making Good Art

August 22, 2016

Take 20 minutes out of your day and watch this fine commencement speech from acclaimed author, Neil Gaiman.


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Detach

August 19, 2016

The three possible outcomes of checking your social media accounts today:

  1. Intense elation
  2. Catastrophic insecurity
  3. Boredom

None of these result in any meaningful long term life experience.

Today, take some time and detach.

 

 

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A quick tip for better emails

August 18, 2016

After you finish writing that next email, read it back to yourself in the snobbiest, most rude tone you can conjure.

Doing so will reveal how that email could potentially come across to the recipient.

Remember: the way you type it isn’t always the way it’s received.

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A lesson on staying humble

August 17, 2016

It’s said that Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius hired a servant to follow him in the streets as he walked among the crowds. If Aurelius was showered with praise from the people, the servant was instructed to whisper in his ear, “you’re only a man”.

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“What do you do?”

August 16, 2016

Next time you meet someone, avoid this question for as long as you can.

No matter your intentions, this question often serves as a socially acceptable way to size people up. Don’t give people this impression.

If they decide to mention it on their own, it’s important to them, so make an effort to learn more. Otherwise, leave this bit of small talk out of the conversation.

Strive to get to know people by how they define themselves — not by how you’d define them.

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