Great Ideas

great_idea2E.B. White’s wonderful little letter to a man who had lost all faith in humanity. Read it here.

What is Greatness? How is it inspired? Darren Hardy, publisher of Success Magazine, discusses this and has dedicated the next issue of Success Magazine to the subject. Read an Introduction here.

In Coming to Terms: Retirement v Financial Independence JD Roth (founder of Get Rich Slowly.org ) and Mr. Money Mustashe discuss how retirement can be defined in different ways today and how it relates to financial independence.

Six Critical Leadership Moments from the Leading Blog. Henry Evans and Colm Foster in their book Step Up say we need to be aware of these critical moments to improve our leadership effectiveness.

Wishing you well,

Daniel R. Murphy
Educating people for building wealth, adapting to a changing future and personal development.
www.danielrmurphy.com

Blog Posts of Interest

How to track your spending and why you should by Holly Johnson on the Get Rich Slowly blog. This excellent blog post does what the title says – tells you how to track your spending and why you should. I have long advocated tracking where your money goes, both income and expenses. You cannot manage anything unless you keep track of it and you cannot grow your wealth unless you manage it. Read Holly’s ideas on this.

On the Financial Samurai blog JD Roth posts his story of going from broke to being rich and how it affected his life. Worth the read: How I Went from Debtor to Millionaire. As I’ve many times said true wealth is about more than just money. In this blog post you will hear from someone who achieved substantial financial success and then tells us how it changed his life and about its darker side.

In 9 Common Pursuits that Rob Us of Happiness  Joshua Becker tells us what so many of us do that can rob us of genuine happiness. Life is about more (or less) than the pursuit of certain things. A good post about balance in our life.

Wishing you well,

Daniel R. Murphy
Educating people for building wealth, adapting to a changing future and personal development.
www.danielrmurphy.com

Great Ideas from Blogs

I get great ideas all the time from good blogs. Here is a list of just a few recent posts that are worth the time to read.

Have you thought about buying real estate as an investment? Have you thought about whether you should sell your current home? You may want to read this Financial Samurai blog post: The Best Time to Buy Property is When You Can Afford It.

Life is about more than money, right? From More Than Money here is a post about what constitutes the optimal human experience.

It is important to be kind. It is important to answer others kindly. From Becoming Minimalist here is a great post on the importance of kindness in our lives.

In our efforts to control our spending and control the accumulation of stuff here are 3 Questions You To Ask Before Making Any Purchase. A great idea.

And see my post on the difference between an Ant and a Grasshopper posted on the Millionaire Secrets.net site. Learn how an ancient fable can teach us to succeed in our financial life.

Wishing you well,

Daniel R. Murphy
Educating people for building wealth, adapting to a changing future and personal development.
www.danielrmurphy.com

Great Ideas from Blogs

Seth Godin reminds us who is responsible – sound reminders about the power we do have. Read it Here.

The Financial Samurai examines the pros and the big con for owning an electric car – what do you think? – Read it Here.

Becoming Minimalist asks some good questions about how we live and if how we live is serving our best interests. Read it Here.  And, here is a list nested in a list – a list of good reads about cleaning up our lives. Read it Here.

From Business Book Talk a short book review on Flow about ultimate performance. Read it Here.

From Develop Good Habits a list of 21 Habits of Successful Organized people. Even if you only adopt one of these it will help organize your life. Read it Here.

Wishing you well,

Daniel R. Murphy
Educating people for building wealth, adapting to a changing future and personal development.
www.danielrmurphy.com

Blog Posts Worth Noting

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Here is a small selection of recent blog posts that you may find instructive and inspiring. The nice thing about blog posts is that they are usually short and easy to read. They usually center on one subject and they are concise. I scan about 30 blogs on a regular basis and bring some of the best things I see to you here.

From The Simple Dollar read this great post on ten inspirational stories that will inspire you.

From More than Money read this post on fear and how to overcome it.

Money and stress – they seem to go together like peanut butter and jelly. Must they? Read this post at Becoming Minimalist to learn how to reduce or eliminate the stress that comes from worrying about money.

Whether you liked him or not, Ronald Reagan was an effective communicator and leader. Even his political enemies agreed on that. Learn some leadership lessons from Reagan on James Strocks blog.

Come back here if you would and let us know what you think of these posts.

Wishing you well,

Daniel R. Murphy
Educating people for building wealth, adapting to a changing future and personal development.
www.danielrmurphy.com