Category: thoughts

Talk Like Ted – review

My wife purchased me a book for my birthday titled, Talk Like Ted by Carmine Gallo.  This book describes 9 public speaking secrets of the World’s Top Minds.  I have only read chapter one and chapter two, but can say the book is very well-written…

Change can be hard…

When we have been doing the something for a very long time, it becomes extremely difficult to change the way we do that certain thing.  I think the majority of people would agree with that statement.  I see it every time I would step…

Presentation of your hardwork

I continually strive to outperform myself from the day before by pushing harder and working more effectively.  So, what does that mean? I am improving myself!  I am taking the time to learn new skills and jumping at opportunities that will set me up…

Don’t lose focus on your priorities

Too often, people lose focus of their priorities simply because they forget about them.  My remedy for forgetting is to consistently document daily in my journal daily.  We should all have 10-15 minutes downtime each day to write some important thoughts into a journal….

34 gigabytes of information for our brains daily

The internet if filled with so much information (good & bad).  Our brains are also filled with so much information.  There is an article titled the-human-brain-is-loaded-daily-with-34-gb-of-information, which talks about how our brains take in 34 gigabytes of information daily.  This is an astounding amount of…

%Efficiency – Financial Monitoring

Earlier today I took a flight from Philadelphia to Rochester, so I had some time to kill.  I pulled out a notebook and started writing down some thoughts on monitoring my financials. A) Income B) Expense C) Income – Expense = Theoretical Savings D)…

Cost of children

In setting my financial goals, there is nothing exempt from review and this includes the cost of children.  I did a quick web search and found some good information on the cost of children from wikipedia.  There is a table called Dual-Parent Family – USDA Average…

Don’t let fears hold you back

All too often, it feels as if the cards are stacked against you and you have very little chance to succeed.  You feel closed in and are letting fears hold you back from embarking on an adventure that you really do want to take….

Success by repetition

I have never been the sharpest tool in the shed, but somehow I have managed to do better than average.  I can promise you this was not by luck or by accident.  I have worked extremely hard to get to where I am today and I have…

Measuring your financial effectiveness

According to green car report, most internal combustion engines are incredibly inefficient at turning fuel into usable energy.  On average, most gasoline combustion engines average around 20% thermal efficiency where diesels are closer to 40%.  I can still remember sitting in physical chemistry discussing…

Faster decisions for faster results

A good amount of our time is spent on deciding whether we are doing things the right way.  Are we spending our time on the right things?  Am I doing something the right way?  Am I making the right decisions to further advance my…

Early Retirement

If you play your cards right, you can retire early!  Sounds good, right?  As much as I love to daydream about my future, I need to make sure I am enjoying the present too.  For some this means spending a bunch of money they…