The secrets to wealth are simple and they have not changed.
One of my favorite books is “The Richest Man in Babylon.”
It offers cures to poverty:
- Start thy purse to fattening
- Control thy expenditures
- Make thy gold multiply
- Guard thy treasure from loss
- Make of thy dwelling a profitable investment
- Insure a future income
- Increase thy ability to earn
Let's discuss what meaning they hold in today's economy.
Digital assets have made the headlines this past year. Bitcoin has gone from ~5k to >60k.
Should you be investing in cryptocurrency?
How do you start?
Is it safe?
These are the questions we explored in this episode with Ayesha Kiani, a VP of Business Development at LedgerPrime, a leading quantitative hedge fund focusing on digital assets. Ayesha is an Adjunct Professor at NYU Tendon Scool of Engineering, teaching courses on blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology.
We usually carry around an instruction book for how the world should behave so we can feel better.
Instruction manuals for ourselves and for other people around us.
-My husband should come home on time.
-He should take the trash out.
And when the other person does not follow our manual or doesn't do it right, then we are distraught.
We go back to emotional childhood where we are blaming and depending on others for our emotions.
The worst is when we have manuals for ourselves and then beat ourselves up for not living up to our expectations.
How can you take full responsibility for your life and take all the power back? Tune into this episode.
p.s. I will be taking a little maternity break to heal, connect with my family for the next 3-4 months.
p.p.s what goals did you set for 2019 and how much were you able to accomplish? I also discussed a few of my financial goals and how 2020 has been a special year full of challenges.
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At times, we are in a rush to leave a situation to make things better for ourselves.
- Leave an unhappy marriage to find the next prince charming.
- Leave a job, due to a "bad" boss.
- Move to a new location to find happiness.
When we do things in a rush and desperation, we are making decisions from a negative place without really exploring what is making us unhappy.
Most of the time we end up in a similar situation again.
Why? Because the external world is not responsible for how we feel. We end up giving too much power to the external world.
To get our life back:
We need to learn to manage our emotions internally. Make our decision from a place of responsibility, because only we are responsible for how we feel.
(Disclaimer: NOT speaking about abusive marriages. If you or someone you know is in an abusive marriage, please seek a professional therapist.)
We are speaking about creating healthy relationships this month.
Relationships are one of the greatest assets we have. We want a healthy relationship to help achieve our goals, and to avoid big financial setbacks including a divorce.
Relationships are our thoughts about someone. They are not dependent on how one behaves. This is the secret to the universe.
You can improve your relationship with someone by having great thoughts about them.
When we start to complain and criticize, people become defensive.
I hope you enjoy this episode, do let me know what you think.
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