Your energy is at an all-time high; you feel invincible!
You go to bed with a sense of accomplishment. You’re tired, but you’ve conquered your to-do list, and you fall into a blissful sleep.
The next morning, you wake up, you’re groggy. You feel like you need to snooze your alarm a few times.
That, to me, is the cost of productivity.
We live in a world where we value optimization. We love to test and tweak until it is all perfect! But when it comes to ourselves, what are we tweaking for?
Productivity is often a way to get…
Emotions are human and investing decisions are never black and white. Understanding your emotions as an investor can increase your chances of success.
If you had to assign a gender to the task of investing, most people would assign it to a man. You look at any financial media, and it is made for men. A quick search for top investing personalities will yield lists of men like Warren Buffet, Jack Bogle, Carl Ichan.
It’s been about two years since I quit my job.
The initial plan was not online entrepreneurship. But it was a discovery that was hard to shake off. Over the years, I have tried (and failed) at several projects.
Finding my footing in this new, uncertain, often lonely world of online business can be challenging. Especially when work was so deeply tied to my identity.
I’m definitely not on solid footing in this new world of work.
Since I left my job, the world has changed. At least my world has changed.
Collectively, we’re getting through a pandemic. …
As a blogger, I find a ton of content dedicated to creating, growing, and maintaining your blog or platform. A lot of it useful, much of it is repetitive. But it’s addicting to keep reading it because you feel like you’re missing a magic key or golden nugget that everyone else seems to have figured out.
Stepping back, if I had to summarize all the advice I’ve ever seen, there are really just three key activities that any blogger or content creator really needs to master and focus on consistently.
Any other advice you see will be a tactic that…
When I last worked at a corporate job, I really thought I wasn’t built for a corporate gig because I hated routine.
It was a desk job where I was expected to show up at the same time every day, do the same things every month. That routine was exhausting!
These were my feelings about my work routine: boredom, captivity, limitation. It was keeping me from doing what I loved.
One day, I had the bright idea to try and find a way to enjoy my mornings. After all, that's what all successful executives seem to have in common —…
You have lots to do but never enough time. You have been told to hustle, but to what end?
Productivity and efficiency should never be the end goal, but they do serve a purpose in trying to achieve your goals.
Whether you’re looking to start an online business, a side hustle, or a project, there are always many things to do to make it a success, but often never enough time. I usually have a lot of ideas, but I wish I had more time to execute them.
Some of these ideas will move the needle. Other ideas are merely…
Money and personal finance advice is typically centered around 2 key themes:
Depending on your circumstances and your money goals, one of these will surely apply.
If you’re in the spend less money camp, most advice (at least what I have encountered) is related to budgeting, frugal living, couponing, and aggressively paying down debt.
While that might work for others, to me, a lot of the advice seems restrictive. And it often makes me feel ashamed of my spending habits.
Little splurges like my favorite lattes or new plants bring me joy. I hate being told what to do. …
Do you ever find that creativity strikes all at once? Maybe it’s when you’re browsing through Pinterest, taking a walk, or even just putting away the dishes. A series of ideas rush to you, and you don’t know what to do with it!
For me, ideas and inspiration strike at the most inconvenient times. But then, when I sit down to actually come up with ideas, my brain responds with radio silence. It seems to have forgotten those brilliant ideas, or it comes up with ideas that are just not as good.
One of the most interesting things about creativity…
If you’re a new investor, with a small amount of money to start investing, it can be overwhelming to just think about all the investment options!
ETFs are a popular solution for this conundrum and can provide a great(and cheap) way for beginner investors, and investors who don’t have a lot of time to invest in the stock market.
An ETF or Exchange Traded Fund is a collection (or basket) of stocks, that is traded on the stock exchange. ETFs trade the same way as regular stocks.
The ETF might track (or replicate the returns of) an index, a commodity…
Cryptocurrency has become the focus in the investing world and business media recently. And it can be easy to feel left out if you have not invested in this seemingly trendy investment.
Although cryptocurrency has been around for a few years now, it has recently become more mainstream due to greater interest and speculation from investors and companies as they adopt cryptocurrency.
We’ve seen companies like Tesla and Square hold bitcoin instead of cash on their balance sheet. Online payment company PayPal is allowing customers to checkout using Bitcoin. …