Wise & Wealthy: 5 money habits, working hard and not burning out

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#60 – March 6, 2023

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Wise: Working hard without burning out

Since 2015, I’ve been working 6 or 7 days a week consistently. I only did nothing when I was sick.

And I generally take one vacation a year. I work because I truly enjoy being immersed in something I love.

But I also managed to stay sane (most of the time) during the past 8 years. My strategy revolves around 8 things I live by.

The most important things are (1) love what you do and (2) don’t take life too seriously.

Life is not fun if you don’t like your work. So if you fix that you fix about 80% of your problems.

Then, don’t take everything else so seriously. Enjoy yourself. No one truly knows what they’re doing anyway.

↳ How To Work Hard Without Burning Out

Wealthy: Good money habits

People who are financially responsible are…

  • Intentional with their spending
  • Inwardly focused and enjoy the small things
  • Saving money diligently every single month
  • Always spend less than they earn

It’s about how you live your entire life. 

The good news is that you have the power to change your life. Simply change your habits. 

People often say it’s difficult to change because they just can’t help but fall back on their old habits. 

That’s true. And that’s not the only challenge. Especially when it comes to our finances, we have to go against our nature. 

Think about it. Saving for the future doesn’t make sense from an evolutionary point of view. 

But we still do it because we’re financially responsible.

↳ The 5 Habits of Financially Responsible People

One interesting thing

Today’s interesting thing comes from How to Completely Change Your Life in 30 Seconds by the legendary Earl Nightingale:

“A lifetime is composed of days, strung together into weeks, months, and years. A successful life is nothing more than a lot of successful days put together. As such, every day counts.”

Design your life in a way you enjoy your days, and you will have a good life.

Thanks for reading! I hope you found this edition of Wise & Wealthy useful.

All the best,


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