First secure an independent income, then practice virtue.
Many people think that if they were only in some other place,
or had some other job, they would be happy. Well, that is doubtful.
So get as much happiness outof what you are doing as you
can and don't put off being happy until some future date.
Whatever your life's work is, do it well. A man should do his job so well that
the living, the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.
—Martin Luther King, Jr.
It is better to have a permanent income than to be fascinating.
Wide diversification is only required when investors do not
understand what they are doing.
A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.
Since you have multiple streams you are trying to manage at one time, don't make
the mistake of thinking of them all at the same time. The plate spinner focuses
intently on getting each plate up and spinning, one at a time.
All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the
part of every organism to live beyond its income.
Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut, no matter how
good something sounds on paper. The second is that you're generally better
off sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes your best
investments are the ones you don't make.
Your greatest asset is your earning ability. Your greatest resource is your time.
Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
Emergencies have always been necessary to progress. It was
darkness which produced the lamp. It was fog that
produced the compass. It was hunger that drove us to exploration. And it took a
depression to teach us the real value of a job.
The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand,
and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the
best of ourselves to the task at hand.
A happy life is one spent in learning, earning and yearning.
If it's your job to eat a frog, it's best to do it first thing in the morning.
And if it's your job to eat two frogs, it's best to eat the biggest one first.
When you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, "Certainly I can!"
Then get busy and find out how to do it.
You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job,
and not be paid for it.
The biggest mistake that you can make is to believe that you are
working for somebody else. Job security is gone. The driving force of a
career must come from the individual. Remember: Jobs are owned by
you own your career!
For every disciplined effort there is a multiple reward.
It is too difficult to think nobly when one thinks only of earning a living.
—Jean Jacques Rousseau
Money is like manure. You have to spread it around or it smells.
—J. Paul Getty
Why not invest your assets in the companies you really like?
As Mae West said, "Too much of a good thing can be wonderful."