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Embrace boredom

Happy Friday everyone!

As we enter into the weekend, this first pair of articles work great together. The first has some timeless money advice, some of which you’ve heard of and others maybe not. My big takeaway from it is that you should be patient. There are plenty of opportunities and you only need to be right once or twice in your life to do well.

The second article covers the time in between those opportunities – when you do the “boring” but very important work. Enjoy and J.D. will be back next week!

I Just Learned That The Best Advice About Investing Is The Advice That Has Nothing to Do With Money [Making of a Millionaire] – “Life is a long-term game. Accept it as it is and do the best you can, and if you live to old age, you will have your sea of opportunities, you may only have two, but take one of the two, and you will be fine.”

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Boredom [Emily Guy Birken] – “It’s human nature to assume that meaning comes from reaching our goals. We think that getting married or getting the corner office or losing 10 pounds or buying a house or going viral or getting published will make us happy. Because we’ll have achieved our end. We will have written. But getting to those goals doesn’t actually provide any kind of meaning. Meaning has to come from within.”

The Broker Who Saved America [The Reformed Broker] – “You know Hancock and Washington and Franklin and Jefferson. You might even know Greene and Knox, Henry and Hale. And we know you know Hamilton, pretty tough to escape that one these days! But it is very unlikely that you know the name Haym Solomon. This is unfortunate, because he’s the guy who arranged financing to keep the Continental Army alive during its darkest days, finding the money to keep the revolution going when many were ready to throw in the towel.”

Enjoy this fun little game of Yes and No decisions as King of the land!

Enjoy the weekend!