Posts tagged ‘delayed gratification’

Here’s A Meaningful Way to Stop Impulse Buying

Updated: March 3, 2020 | Money Saving Tips, Personal Finance | 2 Comments

I asked a friend what’s her usual impulse buy and without hesitation, she said it’s makeup. She then went on to tell me her latest purchases, which I must say are a lot. I then asked her if she regrets any of those purchases. She thought for a while, and then answered there were a […]

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The Rules of Wealth Never Changes and Here’s Proof

Updated: February 28, 2020 | Personal Finance | 5 Comments

What is the most basic rule to follow if you want to become rich? I believe it’s to spend less than what you earn. The better version is: Spend less than what you earn and invest the difference. But we just want the basics… the most important rule of wealth building. Which, to state it […]

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The Choice Between Enjoying Now and Preparing for Tomorrow

Updated: November 14, 2019 | Life Lessons, Personal Finance | 19 Comments

It’s 5:00 AM and my alarm clock rings — a reminder to get up and do my morning run. I wake up, turned off the alarm, and decided to go back to sleep. “I’ll just run in the afternoon,” I told myself. It’s 4:00 PM and a prompt on my phone says it’s time to […]

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How I Was Able To Turn My Life Around

Updated: September 26, 2018 | Mindsetting | 9 Comments

I am often asked by people how I was able to quit the corporate world and become an entrepreneur. And many times, I would simply share my life story to them. I’d tell them how I planned my resignation from work, how I built my first business, and how exactly I managed my finances. I […]

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Joachim de Posada: Don't Eat The Marshmallow Yet

Published: June 4, 2009 | Inspirational, Mindsetting | 3 Comments

Do you know the story of Walter Mischel and his marshmallow test? I wrote about the Stanford Marshmallow Test here more than a year ago and it’s wonderful to relive the lessons learned in that experiment through this talk by Joachim de Posada. Joachim de Posada is a Hispanic-American motivational coach. He helps companies find […]

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The Farmer and The Calf: An Investment Story

Updated: March 14, 2020 | Investing, Mindsetting | 12 Comments

I remember reading a story years ago about a farmer who received a calf from a rich man. Hopeful that the calf will be able to help him have a better life, the farmer did his best to take care of it. But as the calf grew, so did the farmer’s expenses. One day, he […]

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The Stanford Marshmallow Test and Lessons On Delayed Gratification

Updated: January 29, 2018 | Life Lessons, Mindsetting | 15 Comments

In the late 1960’s, a psychologist named Walter Mischel conducted an experiment on a group of four-year olds. He gave each child a marshmallow and told them that if they don’t eat it and wait for him to return in the room after 20 minutes, he would give them another one as a reward for […]

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