Lazy vs. Resting

When we are resting, our mind is observant. In fact, we tend to be more observant than when we’re working toward a goal. When we are procrastinating, our mind is distracted. We’re busy trying to avoid our own scary thoughts and feelings. Our mind cannot observe, because seeing something clearly is precisely what we’re trying hard not to do. ***** When we are resting, we feel secure. We trust that we will rise to the […]

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The 3 Essential Rules You Don’t Know You Should Follow In Your Financial Life

Listen to the blog:   Money is a curious thing. When you go after money like a goal, it punishes you. Piles of crap later, you inevitably feel like you’ll never have enough. Like you’ll never be enough. Then some time passes, and the fear starts to change the contours of your face and your relationships. You become a hollow container of energy walking around, generally leading a spiritually unsatisfying life, attracting relationships that reflect […]

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You Might Need This Financial Wake-Up Pill

We live in an “outrage chic” society these days, don’t we? Omg, did so-and-so really say that? Did my sister really go there? Is Trump truly that much of an a-hole? Did that guy just cut me off? Down with the big corporations. Down with white people. Down with black people. Down with men who hate women. Down with heteros, homos, Republicans, or Democrats! Basically, down with anyone who doesn’t “get” me. I matter. If […]

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When Pursuing Your Purpose Looks Like An Epic Failure

I used to think that people who searched for meaning in life were idiots. But then again, I’ve thought a lot of things and ruined a lot of relationships along the way, so maybe the truth of the matter is, I just didn’t value meaning or anything intangible at all. I was the biggest spiritual baby. I’d sigh loudly at the back of yoga class, having squeezed myself into the requisite Lululemon gear for spiritual […]

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6 Truths About Money That Are Tripping You Up

“If your only goal is to become rich, you will never achieve it.” — John D. Rockefeller The irony of a strong financial life is that you don’t really want it. You want what a strong financial life represents: options. the ability to fail and try again someday more time, to be spent in personally meaningful ways stronger choices for our loved ones, e.g. schools and neighborhoods the chance to continue to develop yourself through […]

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To Everyone Who’s Financially Breaking, You’ll Be Okay

You have what it takes. “If people bring so much courage to this world, the world has to kill them to break them, so of course it kills them. The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break, it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure […]

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How To Light A Fire Under Your Butt

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For many years, there was no fire under my butt. Do you experience fire? I know what it feels like to not want to get up in the morning. To feel empty and heavy at the same time. To have so much to be grateful for, but not feel it. I’d like to share a piece of my story with you. I hope it gives you some ideas for how to re-ignite your inner spark. […]

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You May Have A Poor Person’s Mindset And Not Know It

The problem you don’t see Have you ever noticed that the poorest, most miserable people you know tend to be buyers of lottery tickets? C’mon lucky numbers 3, 10, 16, 22, 4, 50. I’m sure there’s a smart-sounding statistic somewhere lodged in a research report by some well-meaning PhD student who had to get funding from the So-And-So Foundation to prove his or her point, but I digress. The correlation is common enough that I’ll […]

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Are You Walking The Path Of Successful Or Average?

“What do you believe to be true that most people do not?”— Peter Thiel, Zero To One This question is genius. Why? Because although we all strive for unconventional levels of financial success, most people think conventionally, leading them nowhere. Thiel’s question forces you to think like a contrarian for a brief powerful moment. Do you own your own life? I ask, because most of us live like we don’t. Thiel’s question is brilliant because […]

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