As many of you know I choose to make my retirement home in the Philippines. There are a lot of pros to this idea, and a few cons. One of the negative factors which weighs on my mind often is the mind set of the Filipino which colors virtually everything they say and do, from the president on down, with the “weak sister” attitude of “Oh we are a tiny, third-world nation so everything that’s wrong is just … well, overwhelming, if only we could do something about it.… Read the rest
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Author and financial planner Sheryl Sutherland asks new clients to write themselves a mission statement for their life, an obituary and a letter they’d hope to be able to send once retired to a friend describing how they were now living.
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Know Thy Time
Effective executives start with their time.
“Know thyself,” the old prescription for wisdom, is almost impossibly difficult for mortal men. But everyone can follow the injunction “Know thy time” if one wants to, and be well on the road toward contribution and effectiveness.
But Dave, you say, I don’t want to deal with any of the "Internet Markety" sort of making money online you have talked about recently. I’m older, I don’t have the huge "need" to be online you seem to have and I really wish I knew some more conventional way of making money to empower my retirement.… Read the rest
Yes, I know I posted a couple ‘eye catchers” over the past few days … those guys like John Chow and Everton Blair making thousands and thousands per month. The examples are real, but those fellows are not beginners … and they both do a lot “off blog” as well … affiliate sales and such. That doesn’t make the examples invalid, but they do require a long stretch for a “raw recruit” to dream up to that level.… Read the rest