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Common Sense and Objectivism: Power Through Obstacles

Common Sense and Objectivism: Power Through Obstacles

What do you tell yourself before you face a day or a year of battling the agents of dystopia and apathy? These excerpts are a good starting point. Excerpt from Common Sense, written in 1776 by Thomas Paine I do not choose to be a common man. It is my right to be uncommon … if I can. I seek opportunity … not security. I do not wish to be a kept citizen, Humbled and dulled by having the State…

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3 Books and a Movie To Give a (Young) Man For Christmas

3 Books and a Movie To Give a (Young) Man For Christmas

Spy Game, starring Robert Redford and Brad Pitt, is a pre 9/11 espionage movie that is fairly realistic. Spy Game isn’t over the top macho. But, I think many people would appreciate the mentor-protégé relationship between Redford and Pitt. This underrated movie has a decent soundtrack. At the beginning Pitt is captured while engaging in espionage. Redford is required to brief his superiors about “Boy Scout.” The Nine Laws, by Ivan Throne, martial artist and Wall Street guy, is about…

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Facilitating Your Master Mind Group Meetups

Facilitating Your Master Mind Group Meetups

When conducting a mastermind meeting or when talking on the phone with a mastermind member, try to do the following if you’re trying to unleash your group’s creativity. Create an environment or state of mind where you are all uninhibited, emotionally and mentally. To do this, just ask your mastermind members to imagine total freedom or to remember a time when they felt uninhibited. If possible, also make your group members feel empowered. If you’re empowered you’ll likely be more…

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The Best of FI-RE Around the Web 5-2-2018

The Best of FI-RE Around the Web 5-2-2018

The Retire Early Strategy Enthralling Millennials – The New Daily (Australia) Find Out How to Predict the Future – Rich Dad Radio with Jim Rickards Millennial Couple Saving $150,000 Per Year – Money Magazine (And with a kid!) The Differences Between Mutual Funds, Index Finds, and ETFs – MissBeHelpful One of the Best Pages of Motivational Quotes on the Internet – Renegade University dot net

Top FI-RE Articles From Around the Web 5-11-17

Top FI-RE Articles From Around the Web 5-11-17

Sovereign Man, Mining CEO Explains Why Silver Could Reach $136 Apathy Ends, Is Becoming Financially Independent in 10 Years Possible? Retire By 40, My Secret to a Happy Early Retirement Business Insider, Best Pieces of Advice For Retiring Early From People Who Did It Master Mind University, 111 Wealth Building Ideas

4 Financial Independence Podcasts

4 Financial Independence Podcasts

The Voluntary Life There are many FI and minimalist episodes in this series. Optimal Finance Daily Optimal Finance Daily is a short podcast (10 minutes or less) covering the best personal finance blogs on the interwebs. OFD is really good for people new to FI-RE. Rich Dad Radio Guests have included Jim Rogers, Tim Ferriss, Jim Rickards, “Mike” from the RD books, Adam Taggart, and Dr. Alexander Elder. The hosts are not advocates of LBYM to achieve FI. The Disruptive…

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If You’re Considering Starting a Mastermind Group…

If You’re Considering Starting a Mastermind Group…

…in short: do it. Unless there are red flags in your gut and mind. I have benefitted from my MasterMind by doing accountability partnering, and by being taught basic SEO and keyword research, and by hearing about the best of the best juice recipes, documentaries, and by receiving objective advice. There’s the cookie cutter advice and indoctrination for the masses and there’s the truth. If you (and your MasterMind) have good peer pressure, inspiration, and are good role models, this…

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