Investing in Yourself is THE BEST THING EVER

self investment over time

So you want to be awesome?  Maybe rich, famous, fit, smart, superhero-esque, an amazing cook, a musician, a master mountain climber, an old school blacksmith.  Whatever it is you want, there is only one way to really achieve it.  It all boils down to appropriately utilizing your time and resources to invest in yourself. In my humble opinion, one of the greatest things a person can do in their life is invest in themselves.  Successfully doing this can pay dividends and advance life in a myriad of ways.  In what ways, you ask?  Well, here is my back-of-the-napkin analysis of what investing in yourself can improve: Mental health Physical health Financial health Familial health Time management Career opportunities Relationships Happiness Chances of getting the F#$^ out of a job or life you hate (Which can also be tied to all of the above!) A final and often ignored benefit to Continue Reading →

Quarter Life Crisis…Cubicle Life Crisis…What’s the Difference?

cubicle life sucks

What’s a Quarter Life Crisis? I had never heard of a quarter life crisis until after the term cubicle life crisis was created (by me). While there are obvious similarities between these “stages of life”, to me there is also a lot that differentiates them if you read between the lines. According to Wikipedia, a quarter life crisis is defined as “a period of life usually ranging from the early twenties to the mid-twenties, in which a person begins to feel doubtful about their own lives, brought on by the stress of becoming an adult.” The gist of a quarter life crisis is that it involves young adults, and the anxiety and uncertainty that comes with transitioning to a fully independent adult. Typically people that experience a quarter life crisis have difficulty obtaining financial independence from parents, starting families earlier in life, and have deep questions regarding their chosen path Continue Reading →