In one of my first posts, I talked about the value of time vs. money. If you read that post, you can probably tell how much more I value the former over the latter.
Sometimes this prioritization hurts my finances.
I am a proud parent of a 2 year-old boy. My life completely changed whenever my wife and I had our son, and now I can’t imagine coming home from work and not see him running to give me a hug and hollering for daddy. It’s truly a highlight of my day.
As much as I love being a parent, I acknowledge how crossing that milestone in your life can put a whole new bind on your finances.
One of my favorite feelings in the world is an epiphany. I’m talking about an “aha!” moment, or a “paradigm shift” if you’re into Stephen Covey.
For me, these moments usually involve some small change in perspective, or a slightly different way of explaining something, which drastically changes the way I view the subject.
It’s like discovering some great secret, except the secret has been right in front of you all along. In that sense it’s like buried treasure: you were probably all over it, you just needed to dig down and find it.
I’m a big fan of Napoleon Hill’s writing. It’s fascinating to read about money in the day-to-day context of past generations, in a time before PC’s, the internet, or social media. It also illustrates the deep-seated desire for people to be rich regardless of historical time period.