Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Things I Wish I Knew

If there were no strings attached and nothing holding you back, what would you do with your life? Do you have a dream (and I sure hope you do) that is not realized? Where would you like to be in your life and have felt you can't do yet?

I just read this excellent article in DLM called Things I Wish I Knew and in it the author shares some tips, including:

  • No one will believe in you more than you do. If you want to start a business or if you have some wild dream, your wife, boyfriend or friends will never have as much confidence as you. Listen to their concerns and strongly consider them, but don't let popular opinion be the sole factor in your conclusion. If you believe in it, do it.

  • Corporations are good. If any of you are 30+ years old, odds are that you have a relative that was laid-off from Lucent, MCI, Enron or some other large company. The point is that the days of dedicating yourself to a single company are gone. If you are not constantly looking at your options, you are passing up salary increases and a solid resume.

  • Money isn't Bad. You have to understand that money is good and your spending habits are bad. I am not going to illustrate the 9,000 ways to save money but the simple fact is that money allows you to accumulate assets. Money and saving is an absolute requirement to obtaining what you want in the long term. EVERY single dollar you spend must be scrutinized. If the dollar is not helping your long term goals, don't spend it.

There is a lot more solid advice on the Dumb Little Man site-go take a look!

One of the things the author mentions is that you choose your destination. If you don't plan and then make steps to make your plans come true, you will never get to Iceland. Well, I won't get to Iceland, you may want something else entirely! I am trying to manage my money better so that I can get to Iceland, fix up my house better, have solid savings-oh you know all the things we want in our lives.

On the knitting front, I am knitting a cute wrap type baby sweater for Susan's Fiber Shop out of Classic Worsted Tapestry by Universal Yarn. The pattern is put out by the yarn company and is pretty short on details but shows off the yarn very well. More pictures when the sweater is finished...

Talk to you soon,


In real life, I assure you, there is no such thing as algebra. - Fran Lebowitz

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