Financial Fridays: What the ‘Brexit’ Means!

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Nothing. I almost have nothing more to say about it. I haven’t been following the news at all about the entire issue. But I know a thing or two about financial disasters. This is so far from a financial disaster it’s almost ludicrous when I looked at the headlines (although I avoided reading the articles) this […] Read On…

The One Skill I Kept Practicing To Save My Life

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If I had bad grades, my dad would hit me. Later, when I was thrown out of school, I lost my friends. When I was fired from a job, I became a recluse. When I was kicked out of my business, I lost my home. When I lost my home, I was ashamed to tell […] Read On…

5 Things Every Man Should Know

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[originally a question asked on Quora so I answered] I’m 48. Here’s what a man should know: A) Quit Your Job You can’t get rich at a job. You have to get rich by either starting a business or having multiple streams of income. A job is only one stream of income. “Me, Inc.” should […] Read On…

Ep. 172 – Maria Konnikova: Am I a Con Artist?

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I can’t imagine walking into a situation like that… handing over $20,000. “You have too much attachment to money. Let me hold this in a jar,” the psychic would say. “I’ll give it back whenever you ask.” Then, of course, you never get it back. “It’s a slow building of a relationship, slow building of […] Read On…

Are You A Civilian?

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I was a civilian for a long time. I worked in my cubicle, hoping to get a raise… a promotion. Sometimes the cubicle changed and it would be a new title, new company, new “friends,” new employee handbook. New boss to choose whether I flourished or suffered. Sometimes the boss would look at me: his […] Read On…

What’s Love Got To Do With It?

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I’ve had breakups in May, August, November, October, June, April, January (my birthday), July (I’m not much fun in the summer, it seems. The worst is when they walk out the door and say, “see you later” and you never see them again. The other go-to technique is when one side moves to another city […] Read On…

Ep. 171 – Ryan Holiday: The Powerful Enemy of Your Success

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“You used to be arrogant,” I said. He didn’t know. I later decided it’s arrogant to call someone arrogant on your podcast. Or anywhere else. I had a lot to learn. It’s a good thing we had 90 minutes left in the studio. And dinner plans after. “I’m sure other people must have told you […] Read On…