Tag: Motivation

What is the Secret to Success…? Five Years of Perseverance

If you do something consistently for 5 years, you will achieve results beyond your expectations. Don’t quit before giving your effort a chance to produce amazing results. 5 years comes from my experience working in finance from 2015-2020. After 5 years, I believe I finally have a good grasp of

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The Abundance vs. Poverty Mindset

I had previously written a post about being poor. A few years of working in finance, saving money, and building multiple side businesses, I hope to hit the $1 million net worth goal by the age of 30. This isn’t necessarily rich, but I should have a higher net worth

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I’m Not Poor Anymore, and It’s Weird

I started off life just below the middle class. My dad worked as a line cook and my mother a secretary. When both my parents lost their jobs, the legs that held us in the middle class went wobbly. We went from having a two bedroom house to being homeless

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How to Pay of $8,000 of Credit Card Debt in 4 Months

The worst type of debt is consumer debt. If you keep a revolving balance on your credit card, you will likely stay poor forever because of the egregiously high interest rates. When I started my career in 2015, I bought things that I really did not need: a leather jacket

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Increase Your Earning Potential by 50% with This One Skill

Growing up, investor Warren Buffett was terrified of public speaking. As a result, he decided to sign-up for a Dale Carnegie speaking course while attending Columbia for his MBA. He realized he would never make the type of impact that he wanted to if he did not improve his communication

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How to Follow Through on Your 2020 New Year’s Resolutions

Every time January 1st comes around, millions of people set New Year’s Resolutions. However, by the time February begins, ½ of them have abandoned every single one. By March, the number is 80%. If 80% of people cannot stick with it for two months, something must be wrong with the

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The Best Investment Is In Yourself

Whatever money I have left after food, housing, and clothes, I learn on Coursera. Education is an investment in oneself. I am not talking about a $120,000 degree from Cornell or Dartmouth, but what you learn and then put into practice. Education is an investment that can pay more dividends

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You Don’t Need More Motivation — You Need Habits

Skipped the gym? I will just make up for it tomorrow. Hit the snooze button? I just needed the rest. Brushed off something on your to-do list? It was not important. Procrastination is always an inner battle. But losing it has greater consequences than a missed workout or a blown

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Why Are Rich People Happier?

Peering into the lives of rich people is a guilty pleasure. Collectively love to hate them, even as we scroll through their Instagram pages or read what they buy. However, are they really happier than the rest of us? Based on the Data, the Answer is Yes What is interesting

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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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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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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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