Two Unusual Ways to Happiness & Success

At any given moment, you have the power to say "this is not how the story is going to end". 

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Today's blog post doesn't focus on the market or traditional investment strategies. Instead, we want to take a look at the less obvious, and perhaps undervalued, measures of success and happiness. For those of you who are sticklers about staying on topic, we can assure you that they both relate to finance. Grab a cup of coffee and settle in; these are the kinds of values you not only want to implement yourself, but also share with future generations.

In a time when busy-ness, long hours, and the ability to DIY can be status symbols, today we want to challenge that thinking. 

As you read this article on one surprising way you can actually buy happiness, consider this question that we personally use as a litmus test for how we spend our time and money... At the end of my life, will I say " I wish I'd spent more time doing x?" If the answer is no, start considering ways that you might make room for more important things. The truth is that we all have the same 24 hours in a day; the question is, how will you spend it? Check out the article HERE.

Next, we highly recommend this video on grit and how it relates to success.

We are not talking about the kind of grit that builds up in the crevices of your car; we're talking about the kind that we all hope to build up in our character. Somehow we've taken a cultural drift away from this crucial quality, but it's definitely time for a comeback. With application ranging from the personal to the financial, this is worth reiterating to ourselves and passing on to future generations. Watch Angela Lee Duckworth's TED Talk on grit...

So how do you buy time to increase happiness? How did you learn your best lesson on grit? As always, we encourage you to be a good friend and share this blog with yours!