One of my early lessons about money and impulse purchases (making unplanned purchases in the spur of the moment) came from a 5-page comic book story starring Archie and Jughead.
PODCAST – GET OUT OF YOUR OWN WAY
When things don’t go your way, it is so easy to blame any and everybody for their supposed role in your misfortune; everybody but you that is! Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on Pexels.com
FINANCIAL LITERACY AND POP CULTURE: WHAT JAY-Z IS TEACHING US ABOUT INVESTING
It has been well documented that Jay-Z is hip hop’s first billionaire. Understanding how he made it to this point provides a great education about investing and financial literacy.
FINANCIAL LITERACY AND POP CULTURE: THE LESSON TO INVESTORS FROM “THE WOLF OF WALL STREET”
For me, the real lesson came several scenes later in a ‘blink and you miss it’ line from Belfort as the narrator. While receiving a gift from Belfort, Teresa, Belfort’s first wife, questions him about the legitimacy of penny stocks and the ethical nature of how they promote and sell them.....
“NO ENTIENDO” – FEEDBACK AND UNCOMFORTABLE CONVERSATIONS (Part 2)
While many persons have the best intentions when giving the gift of the truth to others, often times the recipient gets distracted by the wrapping. The right message can be said in the wrong way. Consider my encounter with a doorman in Colombia as an example.
WATCH: YOU HAVE SOMETHING IN YOUR NOSE – THE VIDEO
FEEDBACK AND UNCOMFORTABLE CONVERSATIONS – “YOU HAVE SOMETHING IN YOUR NOSE”
Every time I get to know somebody, or have to work closely with somebody, I always tell them the same thing: "Do not be afraid to tell me that I have something in my nose."
DON’T BE ANGRY FOR NOT GETTING RESULTS FOR THE WORK YOU DID NOT DO
...A few years back, at work, I received an email from senior management announcing promotions, raises...... I opened the email and scanned all of the names on the email....The longer I looked, I thought, “it sure is taking long to find my name".....
BE YOURSELF – TO THE LIMIT! (Part 1)
...When I was younger and wanted to be seen as “cool”, I could not understand why people seemed to be so intentionally uncool. Dressing and acting cool and having people’s approval was important, but these people were not cool and could not be bothered to even care....I realized that was kind of the point, not to be cool but to be happy just being yourself.
GET OUT OF YOUR OWN WAY
When things don’t go your way, it is so easy to blame any and everybody for their supposed role in your misfortune; everybody but you that is!.....