Monthly Archives: June 2014

My Secret to Getting Shit Done

When you take the long view time is our most precious resource.  We all get 24 hours each day to spend as we see fit, and it will pass whether it’s used or not.  In my case, either I seize the hours of the day and use them effectively, or I can have a pleasurable day where nothing tangible gets accomplished.  There isn’t really a middle ground for me.

This post is about how I make my best days happen.  JM says the last technique he would give up is meditation, followed closely by offerings.  The last technique I would give up is daily planning.

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On being an entrepreneur…

This is a response to a post on Inominandum’s blog today.

The concerns he lists are very real, and will strike you in a visceral way especially if you are the primary breadwinner in the family.  But at the end of the day you confront the fact that half of all millionaires are self-employed or own a business.  Depending on your skillset self-employment or starting a business may simply be the best road to financial independence and financial freedom. Continue reading

But is it magic? How can you tell?

I saw this question on a forum and decided I would answer it here:

The thing is that I don’t know if it was my spell that did the trick or whether it was something bound to happen anyway. Is there a way for me to know if the results were magickal?

The short answer is this: in my experience the outcome of a successful working will almost certainly come in a way that looks mundane, but that satisfies the need you were enchanting for.  The situation looks very different in hindsight: before, you needed magic to help attain the result, but afterward the result looks obvious or almost mandatory. Continue reading

Defining and achieving “wealth”

I see posts like Jason’s Three Tips for building Wealth with Sorcery this morning, and my immediate reaction is “lots of folks don’t see wealth and money the same way I do.”  Jason’s post is on-target, but I don’t think his advice is far-reaching enough.  This post is my attempt to add some more depth to this discussion.

I should start with a disclaimer: my goal here is to talk in general terms about complicated concepts.  I’m generalizing a bit – understand that going in.  Readers who have never taken a finance class and know nothing about investments should be able to follow along, and if you want to be picky then you’re missing the whole point of this.

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