Are you confused by all the advice and financial jargon out there?
Does it feel like investing is some sort of a dark art reserved for the experts and talking heads on Bloomberg TV?
I’m here to tell you it isn’t.
Investing and growing a successful portfolio is 100% possible for anyone willing to learn the basics.
Don’t let the jargon and scaremongering headlines steer you away from building a brighter financial future for yourself. Without spending countless hours on it.
I had a friend recently ask me about the simplest, most efficient way to start investing for long-term wealth.
The below principles have personally enabled me to grow my portfolio from £0 to over £100k in my twenties, spending about 10 minutes a month on it. …
Do you want to achieve more in your business, or get more out of your career, relationships — out of your life?
What does it take to get incredible results and transformational outcomes on a consistent basis?
Without working yourself down to the bone, sacrificing your health and relationships, and burning out?
These are some of the key questions that human performance expert, Steven Kotler, has been researching for over three decades.
Steven Kotler is an award-winning journalist, a New York Times best-selling author widely regarded as one of the world’s leading authorities on the topic. …
Tim Ferriss, the acclaimed author of the “4-Hour Workweek”, set himself a challenge to become an accelerated learning machine.
Taking on a range of new pursuits as varied as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, playing the drums, poker, parkour, driving a race car or learning Tagalog — all with no prior experience whatsoever, and with the aim of becoming competitive at each of those.
Not only did he only give himself 5 days to accomplish the feat of being proficient at the above (13 skills in total), but he deliberately put himself under the pressure of incredibly high stakes in the process: such as playing the drums live during a rock band’s show, or raising his own money to compete with pros at the top of their game around a poker table. …
Just a year ago, back in January 2019, I spent 5 weeks out in Vietnam. I was lucky enough to have planned this trip between two jobs, returning to the UK just as the first cases of Covid-19 were starting to appear back there.
Why did I choose to go to Vietnam?
I was looking for ways to 1) use the skills gained through professional experience to make a difference, and 2) immerse myself in a completely different culture, language, and way of life.
And so I did!
I’d never been to Asia or traveled that far, ever. I was warned of the “cultural shock” that awaited me, diving in straight into such an immersive experience — and was dying for it! …
“If you aren’t willing to own a stock for ten years, don’t even think about owning it for ten minutes.” — Warren Buffett
Financial education is a huge, gaping hole in our traditional education systems. Most young graduates leave formal education with no idea about how to manage their finances.
Yet, as a result of that very education, they will now be paying off the debt that financed their shiny degrees for the next 5, 10, or more years. And the fees are only rising, leading to higher and higher debt levels.
This lack of financial understanding isn’t limited to young folk — most of us just don’t know how and where to manage our finances and miss out on the opportunities to maximize our earning potential. …
As a Project Manager working for large organizations, I’m constantly juggling 2–5 different projects at once.
These have separate objectives; involve people and teams from across the company; and have different budgets and timelines to deliver against.
How do I keep track of all this? How do I avoid getting confused and stay on top of my to-do’s?
The key to my ability to manage all these different projects lies in a simple system I’ve devised over the past 6 years.
I’ve tried several approaches, but no one stuck until this one. I came up with it to help me land smoothly in a new role when new information was thrown at me and I needed to quickly make sense of it all. …
I was sitting at the edge of my hotel room bed, having woken up just in time to shower, get dressed and hop back on the same old taxi who’d take me to the same old dingy office as the past few months.
The daily routine felt like a never-ending grind, imposed on me by outside circumstances and deadlines.
I felt depressed, stressed and overwhelmed.
It seemed my brain was in a thick fog, preventing me from thinking clearly and making any kind of decision for myself.
I was losing control. It was as if I couldn’t make decisions about my own life, operating on auto-pilot, complying to others’ demands like a well-oiled robot. …
13th-century Persian poet Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī, known as Rumi, is widely regarded as a legendary philosopher and spiritual master.
Rumi became a guiding light for many on their life’s journey and is the best-selling poet in the U.S to this day. Full of wisdom and insights, his words are available to you now.
By applying these principles, you’ll start to think about your role in the world in a different way and live your life with more grace — whatever comes your way.
“Be grateful for your life, every detail of it, and your face will come to shine like a sun, and everyone who sees it will be made glad and peaceful.” …
Are you seeking inspiration to launch your next business?
Keen to start a business that will attract significant investment, because of its huge potential to add value to the world?
See yourself at the helm of the next unicorn?
Look no further. Here are 5 ideas you can pick up and run with.
Currently, companies tend to have alumni networks, and stay in touch with former staff via the likes of LinkedIn.
However, for employees this means signing up to multiple alumni networks for every company they have ever worked at.
On the other hand, this doesn’t give employers a way to nurture those relationships and build a long-term talent pool. …
In our busy 21st-century world, we’re constantly interrupted, our attention pulled in all directions every minute of the day.
If you often find yourself feeling overwhelmed, scattered, or lacking a sense of direction, know that you’re not alone. Reclaiming control over your own mind and body is essential to stay well both physically, and mentally.
Traditionally, both these aspects of wellness have been dealt with separately. As if one side of the coin was entirely independent of the other.
As a busy person, I know first-hand that this makes it tricky to incorporate both physical and mental exercise into the day. …