Saturday, August 15, 2020

Weekly Retrospective....

 


What I’m ReadingFuture Shock by Alvin Toffler

 

What I’m Listening To: Empire Entrepreneurial podcasts …

 

What I’m Working On: My Plan ...

 

Where I’m Succeeding: Organizing …

 

Song Stuck in My Head: “Until the End of Time” – by Tupac

 

Where I’m Struggling Homestead projects – got rained out while cutting the grass today and currently have multiple projects on hold…

 

What I’m Grateful For: Compound Interest …

 

Quote That Has Me Thinking: “The tranquility that comes when you stop caring what they say, or think, or do, only what you do. Not to be distracted by their darkness. To run straight for the finish line, unswerving.” - Marcus Aurelius

 


What I’m Excited About: Opportunities to serve 

 

What I’ve Been Pondering: Side Hustle ideas ….

 


Saturday, August 8, 2020

Marcus Aurelius Quote....

    


“It never ceases to amaze me: we all love ourselves more than other people, but care more about their opinion than our own.”  - Marcus Aurelius 


Sunday, August 2, 2020

Weekly Retrospective....



What I’m Reading: Theodore Roosevelt’s autobiography … we need someone like him today…

 

What I’m Listening To: Motley Fool’s investing podcasts …

 

What I’m Working On: Weeding my gardens ...

 

Where I’m Succeeding: Relaxing …

 

Song Stuck in My Head: “Keep The Wolves Away” – by Uncle Lucius

 

Where I’m Struggling Homestead projects …

 

What I’m Grateful For: Friendships 

 

Quote That Has Me Thinking“Don’t speak until you are sure you have something to say, and know just what it is; then say it, and sit down.” - Dale Carnegie


What I’m Excited About: Friends getting better 

 

What I’ve Been Pondering: Defining success …


Saturday, August 1, 2020

July Book Review....




1.     The Smartest Investment Book You’ll Ever Read by Daniel R. Solin: Solid investment advice on how to use indexing to build a nice nest egg for retirement, including arguments against stock-picking and high-fee advisors.

2.    It’s Your Ship by Captain D. Michael Abrashoff: Exactly what you would expect from a leadership book from a career military officer who turned the USS Benfold from one of the worst to the 'Best Damn Ship in the Navy' within 2 years, while also inspiring his crew to take ownership of their performance and futures.

3.    The 4-Hour Body by Tim Ferriss: Another life hack book from the life hack master. Ferriss lays out the secrets (hard work and discipline for the most part…surprise!) for building your best body. My son and I followed his 28-day replicate of the infamous Colorado Experiment, with my son gaining 9 pounds of muscle and me putting a ½ inch on my arms at my age….

The History of Money in America by Alexander del Mar: Excellent book that details not just the evolution of paper, coin and other forms of money in America, but the motivations behind its coming to be and the long-term impact of