If you want to accomplish great things and/or learn complex skills, some amount of pride is necessary to push yourself forward.
If you use a money manager or financial adviser, you should expect them to be completely forthcoming and transparent about what you’re paying for.
Never hire a lawyer because someone told you “he’s the best in the business”. That means he’s extremely expensive and knows a hundred ways to rack up his fees.
Over the years, I’ve had the awkward duty of declining raises to dozens of employees. All were disappointed.
Sooner or later – and this is guaranteed – you’ll get that inspiration you’d been waiting for while you were stuck.
This new arrangement allowed me to have my cake and eat it too. I had balance, but I also had focus. I was able to enrich my life with more than just money.
Make the next three people you meet smile. Make them smile before you do anything else.
The big problem everyone has when starting a business is ignorance. The solution to ignorance is learning. There are basically two ways to learn about business:
The people I call “instinctive wealth builders” understand this on a gut level. They see every transaction – social, personal, or business – as a wealth-related opportunity. They’re always angling, even subconsciously, to increase their wealth.