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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Shout-out: 7 Reasons to drive cheap used cars in your 20s (Damn Millennial)

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 Reasons to drive cheap used cars in your 20s by Damn Millennial (who has an awesome domain name, btw).   With the other personal finance bloggers I follow, it’s not hard to see articles with similar titles coming out every so often, but I’ve seen that it pays to dive under the surface. Here, DM covers some financial benefits of driving ‘cheap used cars,’ no doubt. But what stood out to me was his push to focus on your mentality. To not see driving a ‘beater’ as a detriment, rather a badge of honor. Also, DM taught me […]

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Shout-out: Five fascinating facts about your brain (Tolu Ajiboye)

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: Five fascinating facts about your brain by Tolu Ajiboye on Healthgrades (Healthgrades is a service used to rate and compare doctors if you’re unfamiliar).   This was something a little different than I normally read, but we have a doctor’s profile on Healthgrades for our business, so their regular newsletters find our inbox every month. And as far as <1,000-word articles go, 3 of the 5 brain facts left me shocked, while another left me with increased confidence as I age… If you’re not a neuroscientist, and you’d like to have your mind blown (slight pun intended), click on […]

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Shout-out: Worst day ever (Chanie Gorkin)

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: Worst day ever poem written by Chanie Gorkin (a teenager in Brooklyn, from London), shared by various websites, news outlets, and on Twitter. Here, it is reported by a London news station.   Admittedly, I didn’t know what to think when I clicked on this link, so the fact that I was surprised at the outcome wasn’t much of a surprise. This teenager is obviously intelligent and creative, and does a great job illustrating the fact that ‘things are not always how they seem.’ On a Today Show interview, Chanie and her mother admit they were surprised at the […]

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Shout-out: Ten things outstanding job candidates do differently (Liz Ryan)

Your savings account is wasting you time and money

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: Ten things outstanding job candidates do differently by Liz Ryan (courtesy of Forbes).    Oh, this one is full of interesting goodness. Our author, a long time ‘HR leader’ details 10 of the most important things that separated great interview candidates from the rest of the pack! The good news – these things are not incredibly difficult to achieve. The real news – you need to put in the time. I have nowhere near the experience level as Liz but in our early days of business ownership (and hiring) the few that we’ve offered positions to exhibited at least […]

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Shout-out: Adding 20 minutes to your commute is like getting a 19% pay cut (Jane Burnett)

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: Adding 20 minutes to your commute is like getting a 19% pay cut by Jane Burnett at TheLadders.com.   With a seemingly constant rise in freelancing and ‘work from home’ gigs, I think we inherently understand that there must be benefits to such a job. In this article, some of those benefits are quantified. As Jane discusses, a 20-minute commute has the same effect on job satisfaction as a 19% pay cut would (that’s a negative, for those keeping track). The article goes on to uncover the reasons why a commute produces those negative feelings, however, us 20 minute-plus […]

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Shout-out: Identity Theft (Fired and Free)

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: Identity Theft from Dan over at Fired and Free. Imagine you grow a business from an idea in your mind 10 years ago. You nurture that idea, turn it into a profitable business, hire a bunch of employees, and drive the ship toward success. After 10 years, you are CEO of a multi-million dollar business. Then, one day after a board meeting you’re fired – and everything you thought you knew about your life isn’t as it had appeared. How would you handle that situation?   Well here’s how Dan handled it and this one is as honest and raw […]

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Shout-out: 1,000 True Fans (Kevin Kelly)

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: 1,000 True Fans by Kevin Kelly. Kevin Kelly has many noted accolades in his bio that a simple Google search will surely reveal to you, but for our purposes, I’ll just say that he’s the founding editor of Wired magazine and that Tim Ferriss has referred to him as possibly the most interesting man in the world. And when I first heard of all his accomplishments and praise in combination with a discussion of this article (1,000 True Fans), I did the search and expected to find a multi-page, novel-like dictation of his thesis. I mean, everyone and their brother has […]

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Shout-out: The small, big wins (Tortoise Happy)

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. (Photo courtesy of MKulp Photography) This week’s shout-out is: The small, big wins published at Tortise Happy. This post struck me as soon as I started reading it. So often, many of us are completely focused on the long-term horizon that we lose sight of the here and now. “How I am going to pay off 6-figures of debt!” or “I can’t wait for Financial Independence!!” or “I’ll have a 6-pack this time next year!” You’ve seen the similar headlines and I’m guilty of writing at least a few of them, but this post did a phenomenal job of resetting my mental focus.   The […]

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Shout-out: Your plan is wrong. Plan anyway (Retirement Manifesto)

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. (Photo courtesy of MKulp Photography) This week’s shout-out is: Your plan is wrong. Plan anyway courtesy of Fritz at the Retirement Manifesto. Fritz is nearing the end of his ‘working career’ and preparing for transition into full-time blogging/retirement life – complete with a home downsize and move to his actual cabin in the woods. It’s a great journey to watch from afar and it is obvious that Fritz has gained a wealth of experience and information up to this point in his life. The beneficiaries are us readers, as he details many of these lessons in life and retirement prep in his regular posts. […]

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