Deja Vu… It’s Beat Up On Apple Season

It’s beat up on Apple season again… From Kevin O’Leary to CNBC people are whining about Apple doing what’s right for itself… If Kevin O’Leary knew what was good for him he would’ve bought back into AAPL yesterday. Public companies have a responsibility to maximize shareholder value while also, hopefully, doing no harm… Apple succeeds in both of these key metrics. As a company that has turned a commodity (cellphones) into a luxury business that reaps >80% of an entire industry’s profits, Apple knows how to make money. Analysts complain…

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Feel The ______ And Do It Anyway

One of the best pieces of advice Seth Godin ever gave to us was to “feel the fear and do it anyway”… “It” being whatever it is you need to do, but are afraid to do. Fear can be a proxy for any emotion that isn’t helping you on your path to accomplishing your goals… Jocko Willink has offered the same advice. He says feelings and emotions shouldn’t get a vote… In both cases, the secret to accomplishing this is discipline. I think it’s easy for these perspectives to be…

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What To Ignore… And What To Pay Attention To

The sheer volume of information we encounter on a daily basis is mind boggling… Indeed, it is literally so. We need devices and software to manage the onslaught of data from our devices and software. But there are only so many minutes in the day… And it’s so easy to get distracted. As a result, the decisions we make regarding what to pay attention to become increasingly important. When every platform, device, retailer, salesperson, etc. is vying for your attention… Who and what can you cut out? What To Ignore…

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How Do I Buy BAT (Basic Attention Token) On Coinbase?

How Do I Buy BAT (Basic Attention Token) on Coinbase?

**Update** BAT (Basic Attention Token) is now fully tradable on Coinbase Pro. If you have a Coinbase account, but not a Coinbase Pro account, how do you get ready to buy BAT on Coinbase? You can transfer some BTC or $$ to Coinbase Pro and then convert it to USDC, and then trade BAT. When Coinbase initially announced support for BAT, it described how BAT will be available for trade “once sufficient liquidity is established”… The listing of BAT followed a four step process listed here. How to Buy BAT…

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Is Halloween Sustainable?

Is Halloween sustainable?

Aside from all the walking around, Halloween may be the unhealthiest holiday because of all the… Candy. American kids stuff themselves with candy that’s absolutely the bottom of the barrel in terms of quality. Sure, it’s fun… And I wouldn’t really trade the memories of it. But some of the kids that came to my house last night really shouldn’t have been eating candy. No surprise… So nothing I didn’t know already. Hopefully their parents will encourage them to chuck most of it… Or give it away. To whom, I…

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Who Am I? It Depends On Who You Ask…

who am I?

Who do you think you are? If you sometimes think to yourself “Who Am I?” you are you’re not alone… We’re in a constant battle to define ourselves. The battle is between the outside world and our thoughts, feelings, emotions and experiences inside ourselves. Who Am I? If you ask the outside world for the answer, chances are you will eventually hit a dead end… But it’s entirely possible it’s not your fault. You may not even realize that you’re looking outside for the answer. We’re so overwhelmed by stimuli…

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On Looking Back On A Buying Opportunity…

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The crash of the stock market over the past few days is a buying opportunity like every other market crash that I have seen, but failed to participate in. Each time, the market recovered. Each time, the stocks that were most beaten down for no apparent reason, other than fear, recovered. The best stocks to buy (and own) during times like these are dividend stocks. This is because if dividends are distributed during downturns, and set to be automatically reinvested, you will eventually profit from Wall Street’s gyrations. The ups…

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Thinking Makes It So

The Waking Up Course is a great way to practice meditation. The course features over a month of guided meditations by Sam Harris… Each day the host of the Waking Up Podcast offers insight into the practice of vipassana, or “insight meditation”. Day 20 of The Waking Up Course contains a powerful lesson or concept… It gave me a new perspective on the experience of meditation. The lesson I learned in Day 20 is that every thing (such as a thought or sensation) experienced in consciousness is experienced in the…

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Invoking The Muse vs. A Personal Mantra For Success?

invoking the muse vs. a personal mantra for success

What’s the difference between “invoking the muse” and using a personal mantra for success? Invocations and mantras have similarities… An invocation is like a prayer that is said in tribute to a higher being… Such as a spirit or a god. You may find an invocation in a religious text, or really anywhere. It doesn’t need to be religious… It can be any passage or writing that is meaningful to you. Invocations are meant to show praise and respect for the spirit being invoked. Invocations are said with sincerity and…

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