Tag: Philosophy

Dec 30

Dangers of Relying on the 4% Rule in Early Retirement Scenarios

  Dreaming of Retirement I recently found myself on a beach in Maui. We had some airline vouchers we needed to use before they expired and decided Hawaii would be a great way to burn them (it was). As I laid there on the warm sand and listened to the ocean waves gently breaking on …

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Oct 26

How Understanding the Marginal Utility of Money Will Make you Happier

  Money is a very interesting thing, and not as simple as it seems at first glance. I really didn’t understand it’s complexity until recently. We go to work and in return we receive money as payment.  We spend this money on stuff. This is as sophisticated as most people get. I thought of myself …

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Oct 18

Lessons From World Domination Summit 2016

Earlier this summer I attended the World Domination Summit (WDS), an annual event in Portland, Oregon with a few thousand attendees. It is a week-long collection of meetings, events, speakers and parties with the core principals of community, adventure and service. Now if that sounds kind of vague and nonspecific I’m with you; actually I …

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Oct 05

A Reflection on the Certainty of Death

  On some subconscious level, nearly everything we think and do is a distraction from the fact we are going to die. We intuitively know this at some point. Like the iPhone, we do not, and are not meant to, last forever. From the moment we exist we begin the process of dying, continuously moving …

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Sep 20

You are Replaceable. Congratulations!

Yes, you heard me right. You are replaceable. And this should be a relief to you. Many times we feel the work we do is so unique and that without it the company/industry/economy/world will fall apart without us. I believed this at one point, but in reality this is all a grand delusion.  At first, …

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Aug 30

Why The News Is Making You Miserable

Prior to medical school I became interested in ‘alternative medicine’. This was a rather loose term that basically included anything that was not traditional medicine or generally taught in a typical western medical school. I picked up a book and actually went to a lecture by this guy Dr. Andrew Weil, a jovial Harvard trained …

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Aug 10

Making America Great: One Podcast at a Time

  I don’t have any new writing today, but I did have a great chat with Josh Mettle over at the Physician Financial Success Podcast. Josh is a…well…now that I think of it I don’t really know what he does. Something boring like mortgages or some such thing. Well we didn’t talk about anything that …

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Aug 04

The Power of No

  The Power of No No is the most powerful word in the English language. Ask any 3 year old. This is a major part of our development as humans, to realize we have the power to resist rather than simply go along with everything the world wants from us. It is an awesome super …

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Jul 20

Why We Ignore the Important Things In Life

We stopped at the base of the gently sloping gravel road and looked back for my wife and daughter. Being dudes, and having to prove our awesomeness for no other reason than we are guys, my son and I went flying down the gravel road on our bikes trying to prove we were kings of …

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Jun 11

Comfort is Fear in Disguise

  All men’s miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone. Blaise Pascal I recently had an epiphany I want to share with you.   As I mentioned in my blog post last week I recently attended a several day long retreat geared towards people seeking early financial independence.  I …

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