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Life Lesson #99 Why the Rich are Rich and You’re Still Broke

Let’s be real, I was broke till not too long ago. But no more. I’ve been learning the ways of the rich and I’m here to share these golden secrets with you. It’s actually not a secret at all —the rich love to talk openly about how they got to where they are. You know what it is? It’s hard. That’s the real barrier to … Continue reading Life Lesson #99 Why the Rich are Rich and You’re Still Broke

August 2020 Book Review

My friends and I unofficially started a little book club and this was the first book. We all braced ourselves for a tear jerker and potentially the saddest think we’ve ever read (based on the reviews). I didn’t think it was all that sad, frankly. Maybe because I felt it was an unfinished story or maybe it was the philosophical tone of the whole thing, … Continue reading August 2020 Book Review

Unsuccessful people bring it upon themselves.

I was having a conversation with a friend the other day who said that we all have equal opportunity to be successful and that those who aren’t successful are not working hard enough or just don’t want it bad enough. Of course I believe everyone has the right to their own opinion but I’d just like to point out that there is a plethora of … Continue reading Unsuccessful people bring it upon themselves.

Karma is a bitch.

What I said in my last post about the negative influence your friends can have on you applies to everyone you ever come in contact with. You can be walking down the street and bump into someone who yells at you and completely alters your mood for the worse. Had the person said they were sorry and smiled apologetically, you might have thought, “oh it’s … Continue reading Karma is a bitch.

Life Lesson #799 Want success? Ditch your loser friends.

Caroline had an interview early in the morning but her friends convinced her to go to happy hour until late the night before. She made it to the interview on time but had a massive headache and was off her A game. James has tried to quit smoking time and time again but every time he hangs out with his college buddies, he starts back … Continue reading Life Lesson #799 Want success? Ditch your loser friends.

June 2020 Book Review

The trauma and pain in this book truly touched me. It goes without saying that humans can be unbelievably cruel and treacherous, to the point where we barely process the deep wounds left behind. I love the way Human Acts breaks down that pain, one human at a time. Buy it here. This book takes a deeper dive into the shortcoming of military service in … Continue reading June 2020 Book Review

July 2020 Book Review

In all honesty, I picked up this book because I wanted to get to the bottom of the term, “Defund the Police.” It was something that scared me because I thought, well don’t we need the police? But like most slogans, it’s just a down bite that has more meaning and nuances then simply defunding the police. So I more or less knew it meant … Continue reading July 2020 Book Review

Don’t let Despair Drag You Down

Whether I was brainwashed by the “American Dream” or whether it’s for other reasons, ever since I can remember I’ve wanted to buy property. I imagined myself making money from my 6-7 rental units and traveling the world. I wanted to be a real estate guru and business women extraordinaire. Far all I have is debt. It’s not a new or unique story but quite … Continue reading Don’t let Despair Drag You Down

Three lifestyle changes that will bring you closer to Work Optional

Wouldn’t it be nice to work if and when you want to? To not spend over half your day making money just to pay bills and rent? That’s the basis of the “work optional” movement. Not to be confused with the FI/RE movement, work optional is having the financial freedom to work on your terms. Financial advisor, Doug Dahmer phrases it as, “Doing the things … Continue reading Three lifestyle changes that will bring you closer to Work Optional

Life Lesson #6: How to deal with losing someone you love…

I hear the whispers of friends and family who look at me funny when they see me seemingly thriving after a recent heartbreak. I felt it when I lost my father. She’s not even crying, they said. Is she broken? I see the look when I tell a friend I’ve broken up with someone and they ask me how I feel. I’m fine, I say. … Continue reading Life Lesson #6: How to deal with losing someone you love…