One Man’s Journey

  • Begin With the End in Mind

    Last summer I read Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. I got the book through a book club at work and it sounded very self helpy. Once I started reading it I realized there was nothing quite about it. These habits would take a lifetime to master and by doing them your life would be better. The second habit is “begin with the end in mind”. The book asks you to imagine your funeral and what you hope that people would say there.

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  • You Need a Budget

    In my first post I tried to give you hope. Now it is my hope that I can give you a practical first step in doing more than just surviving. The title says it all: You Need a Budget. It really is that simple and yet not simple at all. Money is a tough subject. Maybe you feel like you’ll never have enough. Maybe you don’t like the idea of a budget because of what it means to you.

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  • An Attitude of Possibility

    When I was 20 I worked in a factory job for a year. Hard work in poor conditions in a bad part of town. It was not a fun place to work. One day I asked a coworker about the same age what he wanted to do when he grew up. His response has stayed with me all these years. You see, he lived in a part of town where living past your 18th birthday was an achievement.

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