Health, Wealth and Wisdom #1
Health, wealth and wisdom have been the three pillars of my overall success in life thus far. Without our health, we have nothing. Nothing else matters more.
Wealth comes in many forms; financial, spiritual, etc. But for most of us, wealth in the domain of finances reigns supreme. It gives us freedom and autonomy to do what we want and need when we want and need to. It relieves the stress of bills and helps us focus on more important things in life...like living life.
Wisdom is the key to acquiring both health and wealth. Sadly, education typically falls pretty low on the list of priorities for many. The truth of it is, education post college is more important to success than most anything we learn in high school or college. And with the proliferation of technology, as with ignorance, lack of wisdom today is a choice.
Starting today, I will be periodically sharing with all of you one thing from each of the three aforementioned domains of concern that I feel will help you grow and become more powerful as a person.
No matter what your ultimate ambition(s) might be, my goal is to provide you with valuable and relevant knowledge to help you toward your goal(s). Some of what I'll be sharing will be things I've learned or that were taught to me over the last two decades. Other things will be things I recently learned that have helped me increase my power and autonomy.
Whenever possible, I will provide links to related articles or sources for the information I am providing. Do with them what you may.
So, without further ado...
Magnesium is critical in supporting muscle and never function as well as energy production. Sadly, most people are NOT getting enough magnesium from their daily diets. YOU are most likely magnesium deficient as you read this right now. Benefits of magnesium include:
- Involved in hundreds of biochemical reactions in your body
- May boost exercise performance
- May combat depression
- May support healthy blood sugar levels
- May promote heart health
- Boasts anti-inflammatory benefits
- May help prevent migraine attacks
- May improve PMS symptoms
- May promote bone health
- May support better sleep
- May help reduce anxiety symptoms
Spinach, chia seeds, peanut butter, and avocados are a few examples that make great additions to smoothies, snacks, and other dishes. Alternatively, you can try supplementing or using a multivitamin to help fill any gaps in your diet. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/magnesium-benefits
Inflation today was reported to have hit a 40 year high. If you think gas prices are the only thing that have sky-rocketed, think again. Everything from the price of used cars to the price of ground beef and paint have hit record highs. If you've been paying attention, you've more than likely noticed the hit to your wallet and bank account balances.
Now more than ever it's time to cut expense. Cutting expenses during these times is one of the best ways to battle this meteoric inflation. In short, if stuff is getting crazy expense, take a hard look at what you're buying and ask yourself, "is this a want or a NEED?"
Of course things like purchasing gas can't be avoided. But we can all cut back on wasteful trips out and ease up on the gas pedal a bit to reduce our fuel consumption.
Prices of discretionary items such as coffee and alcohol have gone up as well. Making coffee at home and cutting back on the liquor consumption (which many of us could benefit from anyway) is another way to combat the burn of inflation.
In the end, the fact of the matter is we can't control the skyrocketing prices of nearly everything in our world today. But we can tighten up on our spending, adjust some of our habits and bank a little extra money every week. Truth be told, doing this is exactly what lead me to accumulating my first large sum of money which lead to me being able to take part in my first commercial investment opportunity. That investment made me my first million. So if you think small changes can't lead to big money down the road...think again.
Wisdom: Atomic Habits
I recently read the book "Atomic Habits" by James Clear. It was referred to me by my friend Tim. This is one of the most underrated books I have ever read.
If you are seriously looking to change the course of your life, I highly recommend you read this book. It's available on Audible as well so you can listen to it on your commute to work (which may take a bit longer now that you're driving a bit slower) or while at the gym (working on your health).
As you may have guessed from the title, this book is about habits. Specifically, creating new, more powerful habits and, possibly more importantly, breaking old, bad habits. Let's face it, our habits (both good and bad) are what rule our worlds.
If you're the typically person who "says" they want to change their life but is really full of shit, don't even bother getting this book. Save your money; inflation is a bitch these days and you can't afford to waste it. But if you're sick and tired of your current situation and fed up with feeling like you're on a hamster wheel, get this book.
Here's a link to the author's website. On it you'll see some links to get the book. And no; I'm in no way compensated if you make a purchase. I make a lot of money in many ways; affiliate links is not one of them. atomic-habits
That's all for this week. If there's something in the domain of health, wealth or wisdom that you specifically want to pick my brain about, shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org - my team will do their best to get your message to me.
Keep in mind, just a few short years ago I was a Police Officer working patrol, driving a patrol car, working nights and not making a boatload of money. I didn't even have enough money in the bank to pay off my truck.
Today, my passive income sources generate more money annually than I made during my entire 13 year career as a Police Officer. More importantly, I'm in the best shape of my life and have acquired more powerful knowledge in the last 5 years than I had in the 20 years prior.
Life is about choices. I changed the ones I was making. Subsequently, my entire life changed. When making your choices, choose wisely.