Wow! This was a great episode on setting expectations, following up, and coaching to success…mailing list, or at least using my affiliate link when buying from Amazon 🙂
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This is quiet the manifesto, but includes lots to ponder…
we’re born as subjects to the authoritarian figures of our parents, and from there we’re funneled straight into the education system, which steers us directly toward the employee workforce. In each of these systems, we are subordinates whose work is likely to be unrelated to our own values, on schedules that are always determined by someone else.
… though he appears to have returned to the 9-5 (at least for now), the sentiment is still good.mailing list, or at least using my affiliate link when buying from Amazon 🙂
Some funny for my developer friends. If you don’t program for a living, just ignore everything in these articles because you will become convinced the world will implode shortly. On the other hand, if you do program I’m pretty sure you’ll love this…mailing list, or at least using my affiliate link when buying from Amazon 🙂
Just finished 10% Happier by Dan Harris that chronicles his journey from young upstart reporter to drug use then finding meditation as a tool to help calm the mind and make him 10% happier. It really is a good book, and his sarcastic tone makes it a perfect read for anyone skeptical of meditation and Buddhism. Probably my favorite chapter is the one on his experience at a 10 day silent retreat, and the skeptical/derogatory thoughts running through his mind. In the end, the best part is that I didn’t think it came off as preachy or as my mom would say “she she la la”. Give it a try, or if you want to check out his next book try: Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics. It’s on my list.mailing list, or at least using my affiliate link when buying from Amazon 🙂
Cross posting from the FreedomRE.com blog…
Listen to the full episode here, but here are the main points – some commentary added 🙂
“All of this has always ignored the mathematical fact that scrimping and saving and investing wisely will not save you if you don’t have enough money in the first place. If you are a low-wage worker who cuts your expenses to the bone in order to sock away $500 a year, on which you earn 8%, you will still not go more than a year in retirement without starving to death. The math just doesn’t work. We need to actually give people more money. This is common sense, but is anathema to the sort of magical thinking that says that the root of all poverty is bad decisions by the poor.”
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Interesting, and yet hard to do sometimes. My gut says that generally speaking husbands are more apt to do this, but maybe that’s just speaking from personal experience 🙂mailing list, or at least using my affiliate link when buying from Amazon 🙂