Wednesday, August 4, 2021 (Day 216)
Relaxing Music for the week: Letting Go: Liquid Mind (9:17) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrCID0gUtZ8
Question: What does it mean to you to have “not enough” money?
Answer: For me, at least right now, not enough money is basically living paycheck to paycheck, just having enough to get by every day/week/month. When I was a college student, I remember a period of time when I did not have ANY money, where I was living off friends and having to make money on the side doing odd things (such as writing computer programs for food and drink). When I first started dating Rebecca in North Carolina, I remember living paycheck to paycheck because 1/3 of my take home pay was for child support, which left just enough to pay my bills. That was pretty much my way of life until my parents past away, when I was able to pay off all of the debt. Now, I’m just focused on money growth for retirement. However, I don’t really spend a lot of money on “stuff” any more; most of my money is spent on experiences now – and basically those experiences are typically golf-related. COVID helped me save lots and lots of money because I wasn’t having to pay for gas and for trips – just greens fees for golf. And since I walked most of the time, it was really cheap. Now that I’m working again, I have to pay for gas again. Bummer. But at least I’m not living paycheck to paycheck again…
I think I mentioned in previous blog posts that this semester, the students in our HHS125 classes will spend their in-class time watching interesting videos, then sharing a few thoughts about what they learned form the video. It’s my hope to not only have some really in-depth conversations, but to use it as a way to connect in a deeper way. I’ve shared a few of those videos in these posts; here’s another by Benjamin Hardy (and Brian Johnson) that I may decide to share, from one of my favorite books, “The 10X Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure” by Grant Cardone:
- 2 BIGGEST Ideas From The 10X RULE (Benjamin Hardy) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ez1RrtpVuM
- PNTV: The 10X Rule by Grant Cardone (Brian Johnson) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pxupf4f99II&t=607s
There are lots of takeaways from both videos, but my favorite is from the Brian Johnson video: “Are your goals equal to your potential?”