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What’s Keeping You From Your Dream Life?

Our first piece is aimed at medical professionals but applies to everyone. It’s a good framework for thinking about your dream life and how to go about achieving it.

All too often, we go along a path without giving that path much though. We progress through the stages and end up at a destination we never wanted. We thought we did, when we started, but because we didn’t evaluate it along the way… we just kind of end up somewhere less desirable. Sometimes we need a reminder to consult the map and see if our journey is still going where we want to go.

What’s Keeping You From Your Dream Life? [Passive Income MD] – “I became an attending and thought I was set. Then I realized that I wasn’t in control of my time and life and I wanted more. I wanted to live the dream life I thought I was always striving for. So how do you achieve your dream life? It’s simple (but not necessarily easy). Similar to how you used goals and discipline to get you through med school, you can make a plan to achieve your ideal life. ”

I love a good heist. Or code cracking. And not like the other one I shared this week where it was an inside job that someone entered in rogue code, that’s just plain theft.

The Gambler Who Cracked the Horse-Racing Code [Bloomberg Businessweek] – “On the evening of Nov. 6, 2001, all of Hong Kong was talking about the biggest jackpot the city had ever seen: at least HK$100 million (then about $13 million) for the winner of a single bet called the Triple Trio. The wager is a little like a trifecta of trifectas; it requires players to predict the top three horses, in any order, in three different heats. More than 10 million combinations are possible. When no one picks correctly, the prize money rolls over to the next set of races. That balmy November night, the pot had gone unclaimed six times over. About a million people placed a bet—equivalent to 1 in 7 city residents.”

There’s a $20 bill with a Del Monte banana sticker on it! It sold for $396,000 in 2021!