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How to make a big decision

Your success in life depends on the decisions you make. Most decisions are small (and easily reversible if they go wrong). But what if you have a big life decision to make? Something like choosing a job, leaving a job, getting married or buying a house etc.  In these situations, getting it wrong can be […]

What gets measured, gets managed

It’s a universal law in business and in life generally that what gets measured, gets managed. People who are broke probably didn’t get that way by tracking every pound that they wasted…nope, they usually have no idea where it all went. We usually get more of the things that we pay attention to.  If you […]

Baby steps for future millionaires (Part 3)

A journey of a thousand miles starts with a first step. So, for people just getting started towards financial independence, here are 10 more baby steps on The Path to becoming a millionaire. Re-programming our habits eventually creates incredible results. The magic is in The Aggregation Of Marginal Gains. 1. Have a taste testing Rather than going out to a […]

Baby steps for future millionaires (part 2)

Do you remember Baby Steps for Future Millionaires (Part 1)? Well, here are 10 more baby steps for you on the path to becoming a millionaire… Remember: a journey of a thousand miles starts with a first step. Re-programming our habits eventually creates incredible results. The magic is in the aggregation of marginal gains. 1. Imagine […]

The 3 numbers that can make you a millionaire

Last week I gave a talk to a room of people about 3 numbers that can change your life.  And I’d like to share them with you… I’d been invited to speak in London to a team in an American multinational company.  I was asked by a reader who I’ve got to know a bit […]

Sex, Money and The Laws of Learning

This summer, I read The Game by Neil Strauss. At first glance, this book has nothing to do with financial independence (FI). But it has everything to do with self-improvement and pursuing FI is a path to self-improvement. Strauss had been unsuccessful with women until his late 20’s. Physically unpreposessing, he was the archetypal nerd: intelligent and logical […]

Baby steps for future millionaires (part 1)

A journey of a thousand miles starts with a first step. For those that are new to the concept of financial independence, here are 10 baby steps on The Path to becoming a millionaire. Re-programming our habits eventually creates incredible results. The magic is in the aggregation of marginal gains. 1. Go one day without spending […]

The Aggregation of Marginal Gains

If you grew up in Britain in the 80s, you’d know that back then cycling was not much more popular amongst the general public than leprosy.  Cycling was for kids, the French and people that could not afford a car. Back then, the idea of a British team winning the Tour de France or dominating Olympic cycling seemed about as […]

The Principles of Lifehacking

When you are tackling a challenge like getting to financial independence, there are lots of choices to be made along the way. To make good choices, we need an operating system that allows us to get stuff done more effectively. Once you have your operating system up and running, life and the journey to financial independence become much […]

How much is enough?

It was my last day at work. I was in a handover meeting with a client to introduce the new account handler.  The client was a private equity firm with offices in New York and London and a couple of billion of funds under management. I was treated to a rare conversation with the Big […]