Tag: values

Meditations by Marcus Aurelius

I just finished reading Meditations by Marcus Aurelius. The version I read was the book translated to English by Martin Hammond. Before I discuss the book, I would like to provide some background on Marcus Aurelius. Aurelius was Emperor of the Roman Empire from 161 to 180 AD. He was the last of the "Five … Continue reading Meditations by Marcus Aurelius

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The Most Precious Commodity in the World

Oil, copper, iron ore, sugar, rice, coal, natural gas, gold, and silver are all examples of commodities. Some are more coveted than others. I think there is a commodity that is more precious than all of these put together. Time. Time is the main reason I am working towards financial freedom. I am currently exchanging … Continue reading The Most Precious Commodity in the World

Emotional Check for Success

Part of achieving success and financial freedom is quantitative. This means keeping track of what you spend and earn, tracking investments and returns, and minimizing taxes. However, there is another aspect to achieving success that I think is often overlooked. I'm referring to the qualitative side - particularly the emotional side. Emotional intelligence is important … Continue reading Emotional Check for Success

Successful People – Waking up Early

Some of my bookmarked articles that I most often refer to are those discussing the daily routines of some of the most successful people on earth - Apple CEO, Tim Cook; General Electric CEO, Jeff Immelt; Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey; President and former Presidents - Donald Trump, Barack Obama, George Bush, and so on. The … Continue reading Successful People – Waking up Early

Accumulating Wealth – Finding a Balance

The following quote from Charlie Munger has always stuck with me: "If all you succeed in doing in life is getting rich by buying little pieces of paper, it's a failed life. Life is more than being shrewd in wealth accumulation." For those of you who don't know who Charlie Munger is. He's the Vice … Continue reading Accumulating Wealth – Finding a Balance

Traits that Financially Free People Have

I like connecting with people. Particularly people who are successful (and financially free) and willing to mentor me. I love learning everything about my customers, most of whom are extremely well off. I love reading biographies about successful people - as noted by my reading list which I'm continuing to update every day (it's a … Continue reading Traits that Financially Free People Have