Most people have been conditioned to work their entire lives. It starts from the younger years, when children first attend school. They’re expected to be at school at a certain time, and if not it affects their attendance on their report cards. They don’t get out until 3-4pm, and then they may even have some extracurriculars that require them to attend school earlier or later. Even then, their days don’t end. They’re expected to doread more

After a major technology purchase during the Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales this year, I’ve decided to challenge myself to a “low buy” month, possibly extending to 6 months or even an entire year, excluding probably February when I plan to go to India. My motivation for doing this is mainly conscious spending, being sure that I’m purchasing things of great value vs. mindlessly buying gizmos here and there. And also, to hopefully focus more onread more

I think so many of us live our life trying to justify everything that we do. We search for reasons, as if having no reason is not good enough. And, it’s hard not to think that way when everyone kind of expects you to have an answer for everything. I mean, wouldn’t it be nice instead if people didn’t expect to hear a clear-cut answer for, “So, what do you do for a living?” Iread more

Today, Steve Pavlina posted a video about how he’s doing a 30-day trial of time logging. He already started last week. Rather than tracking every minute (e.g. 10:00AM – 10:15AM – Answered emails, 10:15AM – 10:20AM – Bathroom break, etc.), he suggested a simplified version on his blog that tracks activity at every hour (e.g. 5 – woke up and went for a run, 6 – ate breakfast, 7 – took a shower, etc.). Iread more

Yesterday, I wrote a post, but ended up setting it to private. I took a break from Success Triggers. This is my second day of not continuing Success Triggers. What’s holding me back is seeing the action I have to take in the next lesson. It’s a step from previous lessons. I thought about skipping it and coming back to it later. Maybe that’s what I’ll do tomorrow. What is my purpose in writing allread more

What would you do if all your expenses were paid free-of-charge, you never had to worry about money coming in or going out, and you could do anything in the world? Imagine as if you have millions of dollars, or even billions. So, you wouldn’t be pressed to get a job or go to school or anything you don’t want to do. You could hire maids. You could hire tax accountants. If you have children,read more

1. A lot of time is wasted shaving your legs. Let’s say you start shaving when you’re 13 and stop when you are 65. If you shave twice a week for fifteen minutes at a time, you will spend 81,120 minutes or 1352 hours shaving. That’s a little over 56 days of shaving. Personally for myself, when I shave, it takes anywhere from 20-45 minutes to shave my legs depending on how long the hairread more

I’ve been trying to pursue passive income or creating my own business for a few years now. I guess in a sense you can say that I’ve retired from the workforce early because I don’t grind a typical 9-5 job like most people. But what is it like, retiring in your 20s? How do you spend your time when you’re not working all day? For many people, retiring early seems like a dream. You canread more

“Look at the sparrows; they do not know what they will do in the next moment. Let us literally live from moment to moment.” – Mahatma Gandhi Often times, we find ourselves dwelling in the past or ruminating into the future. We find ourselves missing out on the small details of every moment. That is because we are not fully present or aware of what is happening for us right now. When we dwell onread more

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” – Helen Keller Life is full of ups and downs. When we experience the negative, we find it difficult to focus on the good. That is natural. However, we have to realize that the downs are part of the journey. Rather than dwelling on the negative, focus on going with the flow while being mindful of both the negative and positive. Be mindful of the negative byread more