Tag: Work and Productivity

The Most Effective Way to Learn a Foreign Language

Today, I am fluent in Mandarin and Portuguese, and high conversational in Spanish. I am in the process of learning language #5, Russian. Being fluent in 3 languages and conversational in 2 is not an easy process. I practiced every day. It took hundreds of hours of Duolingo, Quizlet flashcards,

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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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Tips for Cleaning Your Home to Improve Focus

Three days out of the week – Friday, Saturday, and Sunday – I work out of my apartment. Despite the amount of time I spend there on a daily basis, I never figured out how to make my house a home. The more focused I was on my professional work;

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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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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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Even More Travel Hacks!

Previously, I wrote a comprehensive list of travel hacks which you can see here: Part 1 and Part 2. However, we have rounded up even more travel hacks to help you travel! Booking (1)  When booking flights and hotels, enable private browsing mode. Travel sites track visitors using cookies and

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Most Useful Travel Hacks: Part 2

Over the last year, I traveled to seven different countries. That being said, I learned some interesting ways to be headache-free while traveling abroad. You can see hacks 1-6 in the prior post. In this post, I will be talking about hacks 7-15. 7. It is OK to Recycle Your

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Most Useful Travel Hacks: Part 1

Over the last year, I traveled to seven different countries and tried to be as minimal as possible. I learned some very interesting ways to be efficient while traveling abroad, which I will share below in no particular order. 1.  Have Jet Lag? Use Melatonin The first topic that comes

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8 Lessons I Learned Making $100,000 Online

I recently passed the $50,000-a-year earnings mark for online earnings, and I now make about $6,000 online every month. I do not like to talk about money, but I find throwing out figures like $6,000 per month piques interest rather quickly. Below are the nine steps that got me there:

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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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