Writing by Resty

Freelance Writer and Web Developer

Tag: books

A simple equation to improve performance at anything

lucas-favre-335248.jpgWe all want to perform our best, but we sometimes find ourselves overwhelmed and burnt out after having taken on too many tasks. Instead, it’s best to focus on what most important and alternate between steady habits of stress and rest to maximize improvements. Planning focused sessions that alternate between both these simple concepts are the key components to progress, helping those disciplined to follow reach their full potential in physical, mental, and emotional fitness.

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Learning about stocks, ETFs, and other investments

benjamin-davies-332625.jpgI’m obsessed with learning about stock market investing–so for my health and fitness readers, you can go ahead and skip this one. I’ll be back Sunday with my regular focus on veganism! But, since I can’t stop reading all I can about stocks, bonds, ETFs, index funds, options, and all the other brokerage jargon that is necessary to maintain a profitable portfolio, I’ve decided I just have to write about it.

Earning financial independence allows for greater freedom to pursue my other goals in life, which is I why I think it’s important to blog about. Investments can be a great place to grow wealth if you can stay smart and stick to a solid game plan.

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Personal Writing Goals for 2017, Practice Makes Permanent


2017 Goals, Part 4 of 4

It’s already February, and you’re probably saying, “Resty, you should have posted this a month ago!” which you are probably right about. But here we are, and I still believe in creating and accomplishing goals. So, these are my writing goals for 2017.

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Finding Suggested Readings for Life Investment and Planning

I’ve recently taken an interest in investment. I listened to the audiobook Rich Dad, Poor Dad on YouTube during my commute to work and the commute from Menifee to the Valley, and it has change the way I view money.

Rich Dad, Poor Dad

The book explained the importance of understanding personal finance and taking the necessary precautions to establish good financial health. He explained that the subject of finance should be studied to achieve financial independence, the same the way a basketball player would study the several facets of the game to increase their basketball IQ. While the book didn’t teach exactly how to invest, it taught the core concept that separates the rich from the poor—what to study and where to spend my time.

In short, the book teaches people to pursue financial literacy. Through financial literacy comes financial wealth—and with wealth comes independence.

IMG_1860.JPGSigns from the Universe

Yesterday, I drove to the Barnes & Nobles in Woodlands. I walked through the front doors and greeted the security guard, nodding and smiling. I ordered a bottle of Fiji water from the Barnes & Noble Café before walking to the business section. I began to peruse through several titles involving finance. I picked up a book that intrigued me—I forget the name, and I should have picked that up as well, but I’m getting ahead of myself.

I picked up A Random Walk Down Wall Street and piled it on top of the other, then flipped it over to read the back cover.

“The yellow one is good,” a man says, walking up to me. He grabs a few books off the business shelf. “This one and this one are good too. There’s another book by John Bogle that’s really good, but I can’t seem to find it. The cover has a picture of him as a bobble-head. Those are really great.”

“Thank you,” I say, staring at the cover of The Intelligent Investor. The book’s thickness, the title, and the look in the man’s face influenced me to think the book is highly acclaimed. “I just started taking steps towards learning about finance.”

“That’s good,” he says, nodding with a slight grin. He looked at me the way a proud father would look at his son after hitting the game-winning homerun.

I shook the man’s hand and thanked him before leaving.

img_1862Investing Time and Money

I paid $45 for a pair of books that could be worth $1 million.

I want to live a life free from thinking about where I’ll be getting a paycheck. I want the freedom to write a book or travel the world or pursue a life of good health, or all of that—instead of worrying about how I’ll be paying rent. I want to do whatever I want, and financial security is the answer to that.

I rushed home, excited to dive into The Millionaire Next Door.

I plan to finish the book sometime this week. I treat my books the way I treated my assignments in school, so I plan to accomplish a certain amount of chapters by the end of the week, and assign myself 500-word essays about the topic I just studied.

While I’m just beginning to think about my financial health, it’s really the best time to start investing since I still live with my parents rent-free and I’m making a decent amount to have spare money to invest while still putting away additional money for the rainy season and spending money to enjoy my life.

Planning to invest my time learning about money could be worth a fortune. Let’s hope.

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