Category Archives for "My Library"

Cashflow Quadrant

The Cashflow Quadrant is a way to categorize how people earn their income. Poor Dad would say go to school and get good grades so you can ultimately get a good job (E). If you’re really good at your job, maybe you can turn yourself into a small business (S).  Rich Dad would say go to school […]

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How To Fail At Almost Everything And Still Win Big

Losers Set Goals. Winners Create Systems.When it comes to any big or complicated question, humility is the only sensible point of view. Still, we mortals need to navigate our world as if we understood it. The alternative— acting randomly— would be absurd. To minimize the feeling of absurdity in your life, I recommend using a specific system […]

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The Richest Man in Babylon

The Richest Man in Babylon is written in this Biblical / Shakespearean language, and it uses ancient Babylonian parables to make Personal Finance more interesting. I checked my Amazon account and found out I originally ordered this book back in January 2015.  How not surprising. I’m sure I ordered it on the heels of making some New […]

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Ego is the Enemy

IntroClinical definition of ego – an unhealthy belief in our own importance. Arrogance or self centered ambition. Marina Abramovic, “if you start believing in your own importance, it is the death of your creativity”This book will help us beHumble in aspirationsGracious in successResilient in failuresAspireTalk talk talkYour belief in yourself must be dependent on actual achievement, […]

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Sleep Smarter

The lessons from Sleep Smarter by Shawn Stephenson are written as directives below. Sleep quality & quantity has significant impact on quality of life. Consider the following:Human Growth Hormone releases during sleep. This helps your body maintain and repair muscles.One night of sleep deprivation can make you as insulin resistant as someone with type 2 diabetes.*Insulin resistance […]

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The Paradox of Choice

Disclaimer: Much of this article is quoted directly from a book called, The Paradox of Choice by Barry Schwartz. Proper citation practices would have riddled this piece with quotation marks and parentheses. For your reading pleasure, I skipped all of that. Instead, I’d like to start off by saying I credit the entirety of what […]

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Indistractable by Nir Eyal

If you end up ordering the book, you can get “Exclusive Bonus Content” by submitting your order detail here: https://www.nirandfar.com/indistractable/ Immediate Action Items:Adjust iPhone based on article: How to Configure Your iPhone to Work for You, Not Against YouStart Timeboxing – Identify values / intentions and put them on a calendarLow hanging fruit is read, […]

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Never Split The Difference

Negotiation serves two distinct, vital life functions: information gathering and behavior influencing. Negotiation is simply communication with results.  Psychotherapy research shows that when individuals feel listened to, they tend to listen to themselves more carefully and to openly evaluate and clarify their own thoughts and feelings. LISTEN. In negotiation, each new psychological insight or additional piece […]

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