Thursday, November 21, 2013

drop it like a bad habit

Failing to find time for the important things in life has been one of my short comings. I can manage money as well as any other person but time slips through my fingers. I have a great ability to live on practically nothing at all and therefore stop the flow of money. But time is unstoppable. I haven't yet figured out how to slow it down or save it for later.

In a recent class the book "7 Habits of Highly Effective People" was a required read. As is my habit I did actually read one chapter in the book(well most of a chapter). The chapter that I read had to do with maintaining a healthy lifestyle, meaning physical, mental, social, and spiritual aspects of a person's life. Apparently keeping yourself fit in body and soul can keep you sharper and more productive. I guess I knew that but I didn't really think about it.

I can see that getting regular exercise will improve your productivity but I was surprised to see just how important regular mental stimulus can help. As the financial guru Dave Ramsey always points out: "millionaires read at least one nonfiction book a month. Can you imagine all the things you can learn if you read about something new every month?

This also got me thinking about other habits that millionaires might have. I'm not saying that each habit is the "cause" to "effectuate" millionaire status. It did make me think though. What if some of my current habits are costing me lots and lots of money? I don't think I can afford that.

Jake, I wanna be a millionaire so (something) bad