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“Reading puts perspective on any challenge I was facing and made me see that extraordinary people usually had extraordinary pain, difficulties or injustices. That's part of why they have the drive and hunger to do good in the world, to make something happen.” – Tony Robbins Become a Lifelong Learner In my early 20s, I had only one goal in mind: To make...
“Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.” ― Henry David Thoreau The First Indication of Wealth When I began working at my first engineering job after graduation, I dedicated my whole life to it. To make a positive first impression, I went to work at 8 a.m. and didn’t leave until well after 6 p.m. Many days, I would skip lunch just...
“Your choices are made in a moment, and yet their consequences transcend a lifetime.” ― M.J. DeMarco The Law of Effection There’s nothing inherently wrong with having a job and working for one company to create money. However, by doing so, my scale of impact will be limited. Providing service for a single organization, my quantity of magnitude is fixed to one....
“Is freedom anything else than the right to live as we wish? Nothing else.” — Epictetus Invest In Freedom My definition of freedom is to have the power to choose what I want to do, where I want to live, and whom I want to spend my time with. By investing in freedom now, I can clearly identify my financial needs and...
“True abundance isn’t based on our net worth, it’s based on our self-worth.” ― Gabrielle Bernstein Having an abundance mindset creates numerous opportunities in your life. The definition of the abundance mindset is knowing that there’s enough of resources to go around for everyone. As pleasant as it sounds, it’s difficult to believe that there’s an abundant amount of things (opportunities, money, food,...
“I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be.” ― Albert Einstein Start with a Strong Purpose Imagine two men's goals are to lose weight. Let’s call them Tom and Joe. Tom’s reason is to have a nice looking body while Joe wants to feel energetic and prolong his life. Two months later, Tom gives...
“The most important investment you can make is in yourself.” ― Warren Buffett Your Best Investment The best investment you can make is in yourself. At a young age, you have invested in yourself in the form of formal education. You start kindergarten at age four, then you move up to elementary school, followed by middle school and high school. You then went to...
“Academic qualifications are important and so is financial education. They're both important and schools are forgetting one of them.” ― Robert Kiyosaki Money in modern society is a unit of trade.   By having money allows you to make purchases that you need for survival and wants for enjoyment. Because of those reasons, money plays an important role in your life. Money is also one...
“A reasonable man adapts himself to his environment.  An unreasonable man persists in attempting to adapt his environment to suit himself.  Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw The Two Types of Mindset Do you have a fixed mindset or a growth mindset? If you have a fixed mindset, then you feel comfortable and doesn't want to improve yourself and...
“The secret of happiness is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.” ― Socrates Minimalism One of the biggest status indicators in society is the things you have. Society taught and conditioned me to believe the path to success and happiness is to accumulate things. But to afford the fancy clothes, the fast car, or the big house, I...

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