Embracing Risk

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My house has a great view of the Ohio River. One of the tradeoffs to get that view is that I don't have any off street parking. The house is also on a one way street, and most people that use my street are about to make a right turn onto the bridge about 100 yards from my house. The road also begins to open up to the right as you pass my house. What this means, is that if … [Read more...]

Dealing with an Irrational Market

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I watched a documentary a few years ago that discussed how well vintage guitars hold their value. Many of the experts that were interviewed had made extremely impressive returns on their investment in older guitars. Ever since I watched that documentary, I have been very interested in the idea of collecting vintage guitars as a sort-of high interest savings account. Much … [Read more...]

Why Everyone Should Trade

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So you can say you did something hard, something that humbled you, that helped you care and become more self-aware, allowing you to share an important idea. Because while there may be too much noise in this world, we can never have too many people who care. -Jeff Goins Jeff Goins wrote a pretty cool post earlier this week that explained why he believes that Everyone Should … [Read more...]

The Art of Not Being a Control Freak

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Last week, I wrote about two significant weaknesses of mine. I explained that I tend to overreact to both positive and negative results. I also struggle with believing that I am actually capable and deserving of producing success. Another weakness that has been frustrating me lately is my need to be in control of everything. Anytime something is not producing the results I … [Read more...]

Trading Advice from Jay-Z

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I see I said, jealousy I said Got the whole industry mad at me I said Then B.I. said, "HOV remind yourself nobody built like you, you design yourself." I agree I said, my one of a kind self Get stoned every day like Jesus did What he said, I said, has been said before "Just keep doing your thing," he said, say no more -Jay-Z from 'A Dream' I draw a great deal of … [Read more...]