Many of you know that I am really big on habits. I believe that habits are critical to leading healthy and happy lives. We need good habits in our personal life, our family life and our financial life. I want to share in this post a few thoughts on habits and the tool that I use to build habits.
As a father of two young kids I worry a lot about making sure I can provide for them. But what happens if I am not able to be here to provide for them? I have seen too many tragic stories of parents who have passed away leaving behind a young family. It is sad reality but none the less one that we must all face. On top of the emotional burden of losing a spouse or parent there is a financial void that is left. This is where life insurance comes into the play.
One of the best decisions I made in 2016 was to stop listening to talk radio. I have a decent commute and as a result a good chunk of time in the car. Around March of last year I decide to start listing to books during my commute. To be honest it was not easy to go from mindless talk radio to having to focus a little more on a good book but I am so glad that I did. Here is the list of the best books i read in 2016.
A few weeks ago I arrived home to an unhappy wife. Kristen loves to stay on top of the laundry. She even has a rule (taped to the outside of the dryer) that says: “No Clothes are allowed outside of this dryer UNLESS they are FOLDED”. I’m not kidding. So when our washer unexpectedly died, she was not happy.
Meditation has become increasingly popular recently with the rise of apps like Headspace and Simple Habit. I am really glad that more and more people are catching the meditation bug. I have been practicing meditation for the past 15 years or so of my life and I can honestly say that it has made a huge impact on my life when I do it consistently.