Shout-out: The 5 Big Things I Learned After Leaving Money Magazine

Hello all!   Our Saturday morning shout-outs highlight a post/article/book/other that I’ve come across lately that deserves exactly that: a ‘shout-out.’ The goal here is to hopefully introduce my readers to other authors or bloggers that have had an impact on me, my writing, and my life.   This week’s shout-out is: The 5 Big Things I Learned After Leaving Money Magazine by Diane Harris   Diane worked at Money magazine for over 22 years and ultimately left as editor-in-chief to start her own thing. Before leaving, though, there were countless interviews, stories told through personal experiences and ultimate learning about… Money.   After talking, thinking, writing, and sharing money for 22 years, Diane summed up her 5 most critical lessons in this article. If she’s not qualified, I don’t know who would be. The best part about her advice…? These are simple and practical things we could probably all implement without […]

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Shout-out: Start with why: How great leaders inspire action (a TED talk)

Hello all!   (Photo courtesy of MKulp Photography)   Our Saturday morning shout-outs highlight a post/article/book/other that I’ve come across lately that deserves exactly that: a ‘shout-out.’ The goal here is to hopefully introduce my readers to other authors or bloggers that have had an impact on me, my writing, and my life.   This week’s shout-out is: Start with why: How great leaders inspire action by Simon Sinek (a TED talk)     Simon Sinek is a well-accomplished author, leadership guru, entrepreneur, and former advertising account manager for many large companies you’ve heard of. His book of the same title (that I am currently reading) was given to me by one of our advisors just a few months before we filed the papers for our new business.   Have you ever experienced something, determined it wasn’t for you, then gone back a few years/months/days later and changed your mind? That’s […]

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Shout-out: It’s Your Ship – Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy

(Photo courtesy of MKulp Photography)   Hello all! Our Saturday morning shout-outs highlight a post/article/book/other that I’ve come across lately that deserves exactly that: a ‘shout-out.’ The goal here is to hopefully introduce my readers to other authors or bloggers that have had an impact on me, my writing, and my life.   This week’s shout-out is: It’s Your Ship – Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy by Captain D. Michael Abrashoff It’s Your Ship: Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy, 10th Anniversary Edition   This is my second favorite business/self-improvement book to date – and I’ve been through a few. In the book, Captain Abrashoff details his unorthodox approach to driving a ship for the US Navy. That’s both in the literal and figurative sense. Rather than traditional Top-Down management techniques that one may assume would come with military leadership, Captain […]

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Shout-out: How I made time to work on my side hustle [even with a day job]

(Photo courtesy of MKulp Photography)   Hello all!   Our Saturday morning shout-outs highlight a post/article/book/other that I’ve come across lately that deserves exactly that: a ‘shout-out.’ The goal here is to hopefully introduce my readers to other authors or bloggers that have had an impact on me, my writing, and my life.   This week’s shout-out is: How I made time to work on my side hustle [even with a day job]from Chenell over at Hustle to Startup   Chenell is a former cubicle rat turned entrepreneur and I’ve enjoyed many of her insights and articles in the past. This one, in particular, spoke to me from the jump. You’ve heard me discuss my current time-management situations (or lack thereof), so finding another blogger with a similar struggle was refreshing and reaffirming all at the same time.   Aside from owning her business, Chenell also has a family and works hard […]

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Shout-out: What I learned teaching middle schoolers how to make a budget (Jamie Griffin)

What I learned teaching middle schoolers how to make a budget by Jamie Griffin   Jamie is a fellow personal finance blogger that I’ve worked with in the past (How to set up legal documents for new baby) and he continues to write knowledgeable and helpful content. This post is no different. Jamie is a middle school teacher and his school provides a regular ability for the teachers to pitch an elective class to teach the students. It can be almost any topic, as long as it’s educational and the students are willing and interested to try it out. This time around, Jamie offered to teach kids how to budget, and admittedly – he was worried no students would be interested.   Wow was he wrong! This post gives us a great overview of how much these 6-8th graders already know and understand about money and the truth may be shocking! […]

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Shout-out: How should I negotiate my next raise? (Laurie)

 Hello all! Our Saturday morning shout-outs highlight a post/article/book/other that I’ve come across lately that deserves exactly that: a ‘shout-out.’ The goal here is to hopefully introduce my readers to other authors or bloggers that have had an impact on me, my writing, and my life.   This week’s shout-out is:   How should I negotiate my next raise? by Laurie via womenwhomoney.com   You may or may not have heard about how women are paid less on average, as compared with their male counterparts when it comes to many job types. Rather than focus on negativity, the women behind Women Who Money are helping to arm all of us (yes guys, us too) with the skills necessary to better perform and get compensated in the workplace.   This post is packed with tons of actionable content, advice, and links to other sources, and they’re all aimed to arm us at […]

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Shout-out: 7 Health Benefits of Red Wine (Elizabeth Beasley)

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Hello all! Our Saturday morning shout-outs highlight a post/article/book/other that I’ve come across lately that deserves exactly that: a ‘shout-out.’ The goal here is to hopefully introduce my readers to other authors or bloggers that have had an impact on me, my writing, and my life.   This week’s shout-out is: 7 Health Benefits of Red Wine by Elizabeth Beasley via Healthgrades   Alright. Here’s the deal and I’m not ashamed to admit it. I enjoy myself a nice glass of red. What’s more? I like to read about potential health benefits associated with that occasional glass. I am well aware that research tends to see-saw on whether food and drink items like red wine are healthy or detrimental. But here we find ourselves back atop the “it’s way healthy” mountain. So I’ll drink it up… (The good news, that is)   How does red wine help lend to a healthier […]

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Shout-out: Everyone is going through something (Kevin Love)

Hello all! Our Saturday morning shout-outs highlight a post/article/book/other that I’ve come across lately that deserves exactly that: a ‘shout-out.’ The goal here is to hopefully introduce my readers to other authors or bloggers that have had an impact on me, my writing, and my life.   This week’s shout-out is: Everyone is going through something by Kevin Love via the Player’s Tribune.   I know this article has received a great deal of press coverage far beyond whatever ‘spike’ this Shout-out will provide… However –   This article is quite possibly the most impactful I’ve read in the last 12 months.    Kevin Love is a professional basketball player currently with the Cleveland Cavaliers and his article recounts the events around a panic attack he suffered during a regular season game in the NBA (National Basketball Association). This was the first panic attack he had suffered and Love had […]

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Shout-out: Three things that need to be on your To Do list every day (Krystal Kleidon)

Hello all!   Our Saturday morning shout-outs highlight a post/article/book/other that I’ve come across lately that deserves exactly that: a ‘shout-out.’ The goal here is to hopefully introduce my readers to other authors or bloggers that have had an impact on me, my writing, and my life.   This week’s shout-out is: Three things that need to be on your To Do list every day by Krystal Kleidon at Project Hot Mess (Which is a solid blog name, by the way)   As a digitally stimulated individual, the last thing I wanted to read about was yet another thing to add to my daily to-do list. That is probably the reason why I was so pleasantly surprised after reading this article. Krystal isn’t trying to add to your mental stress with her post. In fact, she’s trying to focus and refine your efforts – into the things that matter most.   This […]

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Shout-out: Way of the warrior kid (Jocko Willink)

Hello all! Our Saturday morning shout-outs highlight a post/article/book/other that I’ve come across lately that deserves exactly that: a ‘shout-out.’ The goal here is to hopefully introduce my readers to other authors or bloggers that have had an impact on me, my writing, and my life.   This week’s shout-out is: Way of the Warrior Kid: From Wimpy to Warrior the Navy SEAL Way: A Novel Oh… You’ve heard me talk about Jocko before? Did you know that Jocko wrote a kids book?    Follow-up question – did you know that I purchased said book for my 3-year-old as a birthday gift? Never mind the fact that the book is targeted at a slightly older “kid” audience, there are great messages in there!   To answer the above questions: Yes. Jocko has written this book for young adults that chronicles young Marc’s journey from the depths of 5th grade to […]

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