10 steps to financial genius
Rich dad Poor dad, Compress to impress, Nobel prize winners, Seneca and many more…
In this week’s newsletter: Rich dad Poor dad, Compress to impress, Nobel prize winners, Seneca and many more…
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Essay of the week
I read the book "Rich Dad Poor Dad" when I was in my 1st or 2nd year of college and one day I randomly opened the book and read this list.
At the end of this essay, I'll share my weird notes. Wait for it.
10 steps to awaken your financial genius
Find a reason greater than reality
Make two lists:
the "don't wants"
I don't want to be an employee. I want control over my time.
The lists will give you clarity on what's your why. A reason bigger than reality.
Around the same time, I came up with this answer. Since then this has become my why and end goal (My 83 year old goal)
Make daily choices
Some people have the "get rich quick" mindset but that mindset is for gamblers.
Our mindset should be to do or learn something every day. It can be small but do it every day.
Power of consistency from two different books:
Tools of Titans (Link)
The compound effect (Link)
Choose friends carefully
I think we all already know the importance of this.
Master a formula & make a new one
I want to master how marketing and growth work in the world of Web3, experiment with them and come up with new strategies.
This is my goal. What's yours?
Pay yourself first:
I don't remember what did I understand from this point.
So here's the summary from the book
Pay your brokers or professionals well.
Information is everything.
People who work for you can be smarter than you. And if they provide information that worked well, then you must pay them well too.
Be an Indian giver (Indian here is a native-American)
The term "Indian giver" comes from a simple cultural misunderstanding.
When Europeans came to America, they didn't have cold clothes. So the Indians would give them a blanket.
But Europeans mistook it for a gift.
A sophisticated investor's first question is "How fast do I get my money back?"
They understand their ROI
Assets buy luxuries
Borrow money to make more money and not buy materialistic things.
Luxury comes from assets, not from credit.
The 9th point in the book was "Choose Heroes" which is a valid point.
But at that time I already had heroes and educators. I wanted to take action.
So find your inspirations, learn from them and take action on the learnings.
Teach and you shall receive:
This is probably my favourite of them all.
My Twitter header says it all - @pradologue
I read this list sometime in the first or second year of college and I think I wanted to take notes right away.
Guess what I did?
I was also reading Seneca's book (On the shortness of life) and ended up taking notes on that itself :)))
This week I started reading “on the shortness of life” again and found out that I had written this down. I got curious. I read it and realised this is an amazing list. I’ll share it with everyone on Twitter and on the newsletter
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10 Interesting things for you 🙌
1. Pessimism is a barrier to progress (Blog) Interesting read.
2. Something from my Twitter👇
3. Compress to impress (Blog)
4. Interesting Website of the week: Ifyouknewmeowouldyoulove.me (Link)
5. Interesting Humans of the week:- Nobel prize winners of 2022 (Read it all here)
6. Question of the week:-
7. Picture of the week:- My answers to the above question :)
8. Current read: On the shortness of life by Seneca (Book)
9. Meme of the week:-
I’ve been hitting the gym recently and I agree with this
10. Quote of the week:
"One reason I don't drink is that I want to know when I am having a good time." — Nancy Astor
(Tweet this quote)
You get paid in direct proportion to the difficulty of problems you solve" - Elon Musk
(Tweet this quote)
"Some people will choose to remember & recognize only the version of you that they held the most power over, no matter how long it's been or how much you've changed" - Charisma Enigma
(Tweet this quote)
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