“There is a huge difference between making a life and making a living; which one are you making right now? So many spend their entire lives trying to make as much money as possible so that they can afford to do what they really want later. It makes no sense to settle in life until you’re 65 so that you can retire and do what you want when you’re already WAY past your prime. We only live life once so why wouldn’t you want to spend it pursuing your bliss? To do anything else would be a tragic waste of the freedom you are allowed if you are reading this right now. Follow your bliss and you will be a thousand times more happy than your retirement date and 40+ years younger.” ~ Jordan Lejuwaan, Highexistence.com
“No matter if you’re just starting out or if you are at the peak of your career, the more you work in your strength zone, the more successful you will be.” ~ John C. Maxwell, Leadership Gold
“Find something you like to do so much that you would gladly do it for nothing; then learn to do it so well that people are happy to pay you for it.” ~ John C. Maxwell, Leadership Gold
“Life is a mission, not a career.” ~ Stephen Covey, The 8th Habit
“The problem when someone feels burned out, bored, unchallenged, or stifled by their work is not the job itself but rather the environment and playground rules given to them to do the job at hand.” ~ Tony Hsieh, Delivering Happiness
“I think when people say they dread going into work on Monday morning, it’s because they know they are leaving a piece of themselves at home. Why not see what happens when you challenge your employees to bring all of their talents to their job and reward them not for doing it just like everyone else, but for pushing the envelope, being adventurous, creative, and open-minded, and trying new things?” ~ Tony Hsieh, Delivering Happiness
“There’s nothing wrong with a paycheck, unless it interferes with your ability to earn what you’re worth. It usually does.” ~ T. Harv Eker
“Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.” ~ Ella Jane Fitzgerald
I think more than anything else this book served as a firm reminder that the more time you spend on your education and, in this case, your financial education, the more financially independent you’ll be able to be. In other words, you become what you study.
One of the major topics in the book is that too many people get stuck in a rat race where they go to school to find a safe, reliable job, with a lot of benefits and promotional structure, take that type of job, save their money little by little, pay their bills and expenses first, and then spend what they have left over last, only to repeat the same cycle for the rest of their working lives… ultimately never allowing them to get ahead or become financially independent.
“Life’s too short” is repeated often enough to be a cliche, but this time it’s true. You don’t have enough time to be both unhappy and mediocre. It’s not just pointless, it’s painful. Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you ought to set up a life you don’t need to escape from.” ~ Seth Godin, Tribes
“It turns out that the people who like their jobs the most are also the ones who are doing the best work, making the greatest impact, and changing the most.” ~ Seth Godin, Tribes
“Many people are starting to realize that they work a lot and that working on stuff they believe in (and making things happen) is much more satisfying then just getting a paycheck and waiting to get fired (or die).” ~ Seth Godin, Tribes