Noticing The Ends

Our lives are a spectrum. From “good” to “bad”. From “high” to “low”. Life is kind of like Statistics 101. Your thoughts, feelings, words and actions are data points on the bell curve of your life. When you’re feeling “good” you don’t want it to end. You don’t want to...
Ancient Investing Wisdom

Ancient Investing Wisdom

A few months ago, I bought the book “The Daily Stoic” by Ryan Holiday. For each day of the year there is a passage from either Seneca, Marcus Aurelius or Epictetus. The teachings by these ancient philosophers are then explained in more modern language by...

Asking For Help

You don’t have all the answers. And neither do I. Asking for help is an underrated skill. First, we must know what we need help with. This requires reflection, humility and acceptance. We must admit to ourselves, “I don’t know”. The amount of...

Make Your Bed

When I was younger, I didn’t understand why my parents made me make my bed every morning. It didn’t seem like a big deal to me. I thought it was tedious and pointless. After a while, I started to understand. Making your bed every morning ensures your day...
Practicing Patience

Practicing Patience

What makes the buy and hold strategy so difficult for investors? There are plenty of articles written about this subject. You can read about it here, here and here.  To sum it up, not many people can withstand the short-term pain for the long-term benefit. But what if...