The mistake many people make when it comes to learning something, or improving a skill or mastering a technique, is thinking that something very complicated, hard to understand, or difficult to achieve stands between them and whatever it is they want to be good at.
This kind of thinking causes us to miss the reality: that the difficult thing is not anything but practicing for thousands of hours over many, many years. What’s hard to understand is that dedicated action is the secret, not anything else.
Most people think having kids is the only reason to get life insurance, but I can say from experience they're wrong
For a married person with no kids, like me, you might not think life insurance is necessary. But my husband and I both have term life insurance policies.
The main reason we have life insurance is because both of our incomes factor into our financial planning — if one of us died, the other would struggle financially. Life insurance protects us.
I have found the power of stepping off into the unknown, where there are no promises but there are endless possibilities.
We have to remember there’s a whole forest out there. The nearest tree is our current circumstance but the forest is the sum of our lives. The tree might represent a day or a month or a season that we will experience right now but it tells us nothing about what lies ahead in the future (or when that future will get here).
There’s so much we don’t know but one thing, I believe, is certain: this is just one tree in a very mighty forest.
By breaking the paycheck to paycheck cycle, you can focus on what's most important to you.
The idea of starting a family can feel overwhelming, and that’s understandable. You have a lot to think about, but simply considering some of these points and doing what planning you can now before a new child joins your household, goes a long way. Getting your finances organized and ready, as well as thinking through what actions you can take right now without having to wait, can make you much more confident that starting a family is something you’re genuinely ready to do.
Discussions on best ways to grow wealth or improve your personal finances — whether you want to reach financial freedom or have other goals in mind — would be a lot more effective if we stopped making “a high savings rate” mean the same thing as “a good person.”
Routines, rituals, frameworks, and prompts can all help to build out the structure you need for the time you set aside for strategic thinking. Here are some to use to guide your goal planning and intention setting whenever you need to reset your strategy or vision.
A good question to ask yourself if you want to start using your money as an effective tool that allows you to build the life you want is this one: “How can I get the highest and best use of the resources I have to align the life I live with what I value?”
To answer it, you need to get very familiar with one, powerful word: enough. What is your enough?
I’ve been a member of the Boston location for a few months now, and I’ve gathered enough info and insights to put together an honest review of The Wing that might help other women interested in using the space for coworking.
Here are the details of my experiences so far.
If you chase external factors and hope catching one will make you happy, you will never stop running. I’d invite you to step off that treadmill. Take a break; stop. Breathe. You don’t have to go anywhere or keep following false formulas that will never equate to the happiness you want.
When you can see online negativity for what it is — the suffering of someone who has absolutely no other way to cope with their misery — it becomes a little easier to take a step back instead of engaging. It becomes a little easier to let go of the need to react or respond, and not reply at all. It becomes easier to avoid biting the hook they baited, and not let their negativity and pain become your negativity and hurt.
Feel whatever you want to feel. Even share with others. Saying something like “this thing you said isn’t cool. I wish I could keep listening to you but you’ve lost a fan” is perfectly okay. We do need that feedback.
But don’t cling to your anger or disappointment like a sinking ship. And for your own sake, don’t avoid trying on new ideas and asking questions simply because you might eventually run into something that challenges you or you don’t like very much.
Fighting to kill fear entirely doesn’t work. We aren’t wired to be fearless; fear is a natural part of who we are. It’s one of the oldest parts of who we are.
Knowing all this, I was faced with a question: if I couldn’t get rid of fear, how could I change my relationship with it? How could I take back control so it stopped making my decisions about what I did or did not do?
If you’re asking Google if your college scholarship counts as taxable income, you’re definitely not alone. As it turns out, asking if scholarships are taxable is a common search on the internet. And for good reason, because the answer is “it depends.”