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Knowing Makes No Difference

Knowing Makes No Difference

We value knowledge as a society. We encourage our citizens to educate themselves, or at least that was the prevailing wisdom passed down for generations. Go to school, get a job. The more school you went to, the better job you could get, and along with it, a better salary. It’s still the prevailing thought […]

Do the Due, Diligence that is.

Do the Due, Diligence that is.

Don’t be intimidated because it’s a legal term, basically due diligence is paying attention to all the details, dotting your i’s and crossing the t’s, doing your work with integrity.  When I was starting my first business, a martial arts school in NYC, my business partner and I found this great deal on a space […]

Springy Start

Springy Start

Spring has sprung! After a few false starts, it feels pretty much like summer here in Southern California during the day. The season is only betrayed by still cold nights. I’m learning again how our human rituals, (even administrative ones!) relate to nature’s seasons. This wasn’t always apparent to me when I lived in the city, where productivity […]

Money Management

Money Management

My financial education started in earnest with the Millionaire Mind seminar in 2006. I learned a lot and broke through some limiting beliefs I had around money, but the most valuable (and easiest to share) takeaway from that seminar was the JARS system. You’ve probably heard the advice to pay yourself first. The JARS system […]