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Author: Mike

January 1, 2024

The Unbreakable Year in Review

I love this time of year. While New Year's resolutions have become cliche (and most people don't stick with them anyway), I find value in taking stock of the past year and...
December 27, 2023

Ten More Lessons from Ten Years

Last week, I shared 10 things I wish I knew when I became a millionaire at 33. One of our sayings in the fighter squadron was, "Criticism keeps us alive."...
December 18, 2023

Ten Lessons from Ten Years

I became a millionaire at 33. Now reflecting back at 43, here are 10 things I’ve learned that I wish I knew ten years ago. 1. Cash is king. It’s...
normalization of deviance
December 8, 2023

The Normalization of Deviance

Last week I shared a clip on Instagram about one of my favorite mental models. I learned this concept in the early days of my military aviation career, and found it so...
one ring to rule them all
December 5, 2023

When Success Meets Self-Denial

In the world of finance and entrepreneurship, we often focus on the surface - the strategies, the numbers, the success. Yet, beneath this veneer lies a deeper, more personal narrative: our...
second mountain
November 23, 2023

Is Gratitude Overrated?

Gratitude is often heralded as the universal solution for life's hardships. It seems that gratitude is everywhere; from journals to self-help books to social media, gratitude is without a doubt an...
hidden costs of investing
November 18, 2023

The Hidden Costs of Investing

When we consider investing, the first thing we usually consider is profits. How much do I have to invest, and what is my expected return? And this makes sense, because,...
The elephant and the rider.
November 4, 2023

The Science of Self-Sabotage

The world is full of advice, especially when it comes to finances. Countless books, podcasts, blogs, magazines, and even 24-hour news networks are dedicated to helping us make better financial...
a man holding a red pill and a blue pill
October 28, 2023

There is No Magic Pill

If there is one thing I've learned over the years, it's that when it comes to money, people crave answers. They desperately want someone to come along and give them...
October 24, 2023

What I Learned from a 9-Figure SaaS Founder

This past week, I had the privilege of spending several action-packed days with a brilliant group of 7, 8, and even 9-figure SaaS (Software as a Service) founders. My dear friend Dan...