It has been a while since my last blog post.
The primary reason for the delay was a deep immersion in self-education and formal education. Since the completion of my LL.M. (tax law), I'm preparing to take the Series 7 exam next month.
My core drive to learn and acquire enhanced legal and financial literacy is to deliver more value to you.
My last blog post, 100 Examples of the 80/20 Rule on August 23rd set off a reading chain reaction of other business and personal-finance books.
Some of them include:
- The 4-Hour Workweek, by Tim Ferris (the ultimate guide on lifestyle design)
- The Personal MBA, by Josh Kaufman (excellent summaries of business principles)
- A Mind for Numbers, by Barbara Oakley (tools, tips, and tricks to get that mental edge)
- Linchpin, by Seth Godin (treat your work as art and "ship it")
- Clockwork: Design your Business to Run Itself, by Michael Michalowics (an analysis of business systems)
- A Whole New Mind, by Daniel Pink (a groundbreaking set of ideas guiding us from the informational era into the conceptual era)
These business books led me to personal-finance best sellers that expanded thinking on the issue money management. Some of them include:
- You Need More Money, by Matt Manero (an excellent reality check)
- Your Money or Your Life, by Vicki Robin (a thought-provoking analysis of what money actually means to us)
- I Will Teach you to be Rich, by Ramit Sethi (a "how-to" book with practical saving and investing advice)
- The Millionaire Fastlane, by MJ Demarco (a compelling plea to bypass the "slowlane" and get into the "fastlane" by building controllable business assets).
As an advocate to debtors for the last 10 years, I've noticed that the fear-based, money management shortcomings end up causing the problems. I envision Anthony Robbins nodding his head in agreement as I write that.
Moving forward, our goal is to provide more services (and products—the ebook/toolkit is coming soon) to equip our clients and readers to confront those fears, gain the basic protection rights, and feel more secure about their financial position.
-- Jesse Langel