How to Become a Millionaire: A Millennial’s Guide

It’s not as hard as you might think.

Disclaimer: I’m not a personal finance expert. While I did study business and economics in college, I’m not a CPA, CFP, MBA, or any other of those confusing acronyms. I haven’t taken my Series 7, 63, 66 or any of that. I probably shouldn’t be advising your parents on how to invest their nest egg, but I hope this article can give you some solid advice on how to set yourself up for success down the road. Deal? Read on.

Millennials and Money

The overwhelming majority of Millennials don’t have a clue about money. Our expectations are out the window, completely divorced from reality.

While some twenty-somethings are quite wise with their money, the vast majority of us make terrible financial decisions when we’re young without knowing the consequences – only to wake up when we’re forty and go, “How on earth did I get here?”

Decisions · Goals · Motivation

Why Most New Year’s Resolutions Fail (and how to make yours succeed)

You’re focusing on the wrong thing.

It’s January, which means everyone is setting goals (and blogging about them ;). People are hitting the gym, eating healthier, drinking less, and just being “better.”

The problem is, most New Year’s Resolutions will fail.

Statistics say that by January 8, some 25% of resolutions have fallen by the wayside. By the end of February, only 16% of people are still sticking to their resolution, and by the end of the year, only 8% have survived.

That’s like asking 100 people to cross a busy street…and 92 of them get hit by a truck and die.

Business · Decisions · Motivation

Scared of doing something? Use the 10/10/10 rule for instant motivation.

I’m sitting outside of my in-laws’ house, enjoying the fresh air of a beautiful California evening, thinking and dreaming about the year ahead. As so many others have these last few weeks of the year, I’ve been busy setting personal and professional goals for the year.

I have a decision to make: either get over my fears and go for it, or settle for mediocrity.

One of these goals is an ambitious one to build my client base, specifically those clients who will provide recurring revenue streams for months, if not years…

…but building this client base will require quite a bit of outreach, and every time I think of it, I’m filled with dread.


The One Productivity Hack that Always Gets Results

Forget the To-Do List: This List is More Important

The new year is just around the corner, and you know what that means: ads for gym memberships, healthy eating, and nicotine patches. It seems we all want to get in shape, eat healthier, and quit those bad habits.

For many, though, the new year won’t be about eliminating unhealthy habits from our lives, but more about increasing our productivity.

Maybe 2018 will be the year you finally write your book, launch that business, or accomplish those “life goals” you promised yourself you’d hit by the time you were forty.

The point is, we all have goals and ambitions. Whatever our next big project may be, the motivation is the same: be more productive so we can produce our best work.