Month: November 2019

Why Some Smart, Hardworking People Never Become Successful

I believed that if smart people worked hard, they would eventually become successful. But as I grew older and began my career, I realized that this is not necessarily the case. Many people I knew who were intelligent and hard-working have gone on to have notable careers or start their

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Founding a Start-Up: Do Not Make These Mistakes

It has been two years since I started my job in private equity. Since then, I have worked with some fantastic individuals; Brian Rudolph from Banza, Daniel Katz from No Cow, and David Friedman from Epic Burger. Learning from these entrepreneurs drastically changed my views on what is important for

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Intermittent Fasting: Where to Start?

Most people eat five times a day — three meals and two snacks — to satisfy their hunger. After eating, blood sugar spikes and triggers the pancreas to release insulin into the blood. When you eat less frequently, less insulin is produced within the body. As a result, you are

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Intermittent Fasting: How It Changed My Life

Intermittent fasting is as it sounds. You are abstaining from calories for a period of time (usually 16 to 20 hours). There are a lot of intermittent fasting variations. I personally skip breakfast and lunch and only eat dinner at 7:00 P.M. After a few weeks of intermittent fasting, I

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The Myths of Home Ownership

Home ownership is great, and depending on how many years you own your home, it can be an excellent investment. However, it is also one of the biggest purchasing decisions you can ever make. When I bought my first apartment, I saved up everything I earned over the previous three

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Minimalism: How It Can Benefit Your Life Significantly

Minimalism is all about living with less. This includes fewer financial burdens such as debt and unnecessary expenses. For many minimalists, this is about getting rid of excess stuff and living life based on experiences rather than possessions. Minimalism looks different for everyone. For me, I paid down $75,000 in student loans and traveled to

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The Art of Making Tough Decisions

The art of making tough decisions is a topic that is always worth revisiting while you develop into a leader. To help you make these decisions more confidently in your career, business, or personal life, I have condensed down my decision-making process into the steps below: 1. Evaluate If The

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Is the Beyond Meat Burger Healthy?

Nowadays, it seems like you cannot go to a restaurant without seeing an Beyond Meat or Impossible Burger. What is the big deal with these burgers? Are they healthy for us? Are they same as veggie burgers, or completely different? Here are a few answers below: 1. What Goes Into

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Big Mistakes: Overconfidence Can Cost You Millions of Dollars

We are continuing our series on investing. You can see our previous article here. I bought Michael Batnick’s book Big Mistakes: The Best Investors and Their Worst Investments. The great value proposition of this book is the mistakes made by great investors such as Warren Buffet and and what we

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9 Things You Should Work on in Your 20s

People define success in many different ways. Some think it is a certain amount of money, while others define it as your level of freedom. However, going back to my friends and colleagues who are currently in their 30s, there are a few common lamentations when asked what they should

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Big Mistakes: Concentrated Investments are a Risky Business

I recently bought Michael Batnick’s book Big Mistakes: The Best Investors and Their Worst Investments. What Mr. Batnick does is use tales of investment greats such as Warren Buffett to teach lessons about behavioral finance. However, the great value proposition of this book is the mistakes made by the most

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3 Foods You Should Never Eat

In today’s developed world, we are overfed yet undernourished. Junk food has taken over and we often miss out on the real reason we eat: to obtain nutrients. Below are a list of foods that you should avoid: 1. Highly Refined Grains These include white bread, white rice, most cereals,

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The Three Types of Businessmen

I see a lot of people say that they want to be a businessman or entrepreneur. They talk about it, but do not really give it much thought. Insofar as I know, there are only three types of businessmen: builders, middlemen, and investors. 1. Builders Classic examples are Mark Zuckerberg

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The Four Kinds of Capital

When people think about capital, they think about a stack of money. There are in fact four types of capital which I will explain below: 1. Financial Capital Financial capital is just a pile of money. It is the accumulation of money and other assets that can be used to

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