I love learning.
Just last week I published “Never Stop Learning: 40 Places to Get Free Education Online”.
I’m a college student. I read daily. I’m taking a course at Codecademy. I’m constantly involved in military education.
Obviously, I’m a big fan of continued education.
The problem is when we let the process trump the outcome.
When companies grow into large corporations, people start depending on them. Eventually, many other companies depend on them. If they keep growing, an entire country’s economy could depend on them.
What happens when one of these companies fail? What happens when they file for bankruptcy? Is that even possible or are they actually too big to fail?
It’s easy to see, after the Great Recession of 2007-2009, that no company is too big to fail. Here are some prime examples…
Sure, there are plenty of places to learn online.
You can always go to Google, YouTube and great blogs (like this one, right? Right?? Please tell me you love me!).
Those are all great places to find information, but you already know about those and it’s easy to get distracted at such broad websites – especially YouTube…have you ever fallen into the just-one-more-related-video-in-the-sidebar trap?
I spent a lot of time compiling these resources. Of course, I could have spent a lot more time, but you only live once – I’m using that phrase in the sense of time, not in the sense of making a really bad decision because YOLO. There are literally hundreds of thousands of hours worth of material here. We only have so many hours in our lives and going through all of these courses may take all of them, so I feel like I’ve listed enough.
Let’s dive in, starting with free college courses…
What do Benjamin Franklin, Winston Churchill and Theodore Roosevelt have in common? A lot actually…but for the sake of this guide: journaling. They all kept a journal.
Notice how they didn’t just talk about keeping a journal. They didn’t just say they wanted to keep a journal. They actually did it. And it was a daily discipline. How often do we talk about implementing habits like this and never get around to it?
You may realize the importance of a journal. You may like the idea of keeping a journal. But do you do it?
The time is now. If you keep putting it off, you’ll be 90 years old, wishing you had written something to pass down.
And that’s just one of the reasons to keep a journal…
You know the importance of sleep.
You know that you need to increase your energy to feel better throughout the day.
You know you want to be a morning person, but sometimes you just can’t drag yourself out of bed.
There’s a reason for that and it doesn’t always come down to diet and exercise, regardless of what most the popular articles want you to believe. The problem often dwells between your ears. It’s not a physical issue, it’s a mental one.
Here’s why you’re not getting up and how to actually wake up early…
I started this blog to help people.
I love finances and becoming more productive, which is why I aggressively learn everything I can about each one.
Over the years, in an effort to monetize this blog, I starting including advertisements withing the articles and in the sidebar. You may have noticed those ads disappearing lately. That’s because they are.
I’m killing the ads at MoneyMiniBlog. Here’s exactly why and how I’m replacing the income…
You want to work smarter, not harder. You want to be more efficient – more productive.
But what are some practical and applicable principles and techniques that can help you do that?
Here are four of the foundational principles you need to follow to achieve more in less time…
Budgets aren’t easy. They’re not always easy to create and they sure aren’t easy to stick with.
It takes discipline and persistence. And consistency. And…well, it seems hard, doesn’t it?
That’s because it is…or at least, it can be. Sometimes it feels like there are holes in your budget. Unexplained black holes that suck your money in or areas that you just don’t think about.
Here are 5 areas your budget may be missing…
I usually don’t title articles the way I’ve titled this one.
I don’t like the idea of click-bait articles with titles like “This puppy saved his life and you won’t believe what the man did to repay him” or “She thought it was a normal tater tot, but she was in for the surprise of her life”.
I don’t like to be deceitful, so you won’t see those titles here.
But this is different. I didn’t include the main idea in the article title for a reason.
This is literally one of the most important things you can grasp about your productivity. And because of that, I want you to really take it in. Don’t just blow this off and act like you already knew it.
So what exactly is this one thing?
I love challenges. Especially when there is seemingly no reason to start them.
That’s exactly what my wife and I just did. A challenge.
The challenge? To not spend money for 30 days.
No reason, really. Just for fun. And yes, believe it or not, it actually was fun.
Here are the results…
When you’re reading productivity articles, you don’t want vague ideas, you want actionable steps that you can take to literally increase your productivity today. You want practical, applicable tips.
I’ve tried my best to make this blog full of actionable tips you can apply to every day of your life.
This article may be the most actionable of them all.
Here are 10 of the most important actions you can take right now, today, to increase your productivity by leaps and bounds…
(You can click each point for more on that topic)
A habit isn’t bad or good on its own.
Positive habits are an absolute must for success in your health, finances…basically everything.
But negative habits, or bad habits, can combat your positive habits.
In fact, eliminating negative habits can be much more effective than starting new positive habits and often, it’s easier to break a bad habit than it is to stick with a new good habit.
The truth is, you need good habits in your life, but let’s break the bad ones first…
Americans waste a lot of money, but are we just following in our government’s footsteps?
Either way, we definitely shouldn’t be looking to them for advice. They waste money. A lot of money.
Since we don’t directly control how our government spends money, why not make fun of it? We laugh to keep from crying, right?
How do you become a better writer? You write. There’s no shortcut. You write as much as possible – everyday is best. You write when you don’t feel like it and when do feel like it. Make friends with other writers so you can share your work and get feedback. Writing comes with practice like most things that are worth doing.
The ultimate goal, especially with a blog, is to write how you speak. That’s much easier said than done. You’ve got to write all the time to find your voice in the words. You can even try a speaking program like Dragon NaturallySpeaking Home that will actually type the words as you speak them. Some people prefer to write like this, but the end goal is to be able to write exactly how you speak whether you have a speak-to-write program or not.
Here’s how to become a better writer and actually get paid…
What’s the point of productivity apps, to-do lists and organizational methods?
Why does an article about “10 quick productivity hacks” catch your attention so easily?
The answer is simple: freedom.
We’re all looking for more time and ways to work “smarter, not harder”…and we should be. But you may be missing the first step.
What’s the first step?
Well, if you want more freedom in your life, first you must limit yourself…