Happy April 15th!

Throwing money in the toiletOkay, maybe it isn’t a big deal for you if you’re not a tax consultant.  Hopefully you were able to get your tax returns out the door days or weeks ago so that today isn’t stressful for you.  I’m excited, because today marks the end of tax season for me, and perhaps the start of much greater things.  With that said, here are some bits and pieces for your Thursday afternoon:

  • You may have noticed the little Twitter logo pop up on the right side of the site.  Instead of using my personal Twitter for My 4-Hour Workweek (which will remain active here), I’ve started up My4HWW on Twitter.  This will be my micro-blogging platform to keep followers up-to-date on new posts, thoughts that are too short be posted here, and other random bits of information.  If you’re into Twitter at all, follow me!
  • I’ve done some thinking about failure and the perception of failure.  While I don’t disagree that when it comes to new business, most people do fail, I think failure is a premature label.  When someone starts something new and it doesn’t take off immediately, he or she is often tempted to throw in the towel quickly and declare it a failure.  I guess what I’m trying to say is this: Being more patient will allow you be more successful.  Don’t confuse patience with complacency though. You still need to give a solid effort and remain active in order to be successful.
  • I came across an interesting article posted a couple weeks ago about “mental math” and how it can save you from a lot of unnecessary spending.  Basically, when you go to spend money on something, figure out the annual cost of that expense.  Then, decide what that annualized amount of money could do for you (allow you to take an extra vacation, make an extra house payment, etc.).  It’s a way of talking yourself out of making unnecessary purchases.  Read the full article here.

Enjoy the rest of your Thursday.

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