My next book, The Stoic Path to Wealth, was supposed to come out in February 2024.
But my publisher decided to push it back to July 2024. When I heard about the new publishing date, I already started with the marketing strategy for the new book.
I quickly adjusted and immediately started creating a new strategy with the new timeline in mind. I also began recording the audio version of my third book, Do It Today.
This is quite ironic, but I actually procrastinated on recording the audio version of my own book about overcoming procrastination.
In the world of investing, it’s often tempting to think that there’s some secret formula or insider knowledge that separates successful investors from the rest. This is where looking at legendary investors can help.
If you look at the wisdom shared by some of the most successful investors of all time, you will find that their principles are surprisingly simple.
These pillars of investing wisdom — patience, knowledge, skill, humility, and discipline, among others —are not exclusive to success in the markets.
I used to think that consistency was about perfection. “If I can’t be perfect it’s just a waste of time,” I would say. I didn’t yet know that occasional inconsistency can actually help my progress.
This type of thinking originates from two places:
- A fear of failure: If we talk ourselves out of trying, we can ensure we never fail.
- Unrealistic expectations: We tend to overestimate our own abilities.
The old me would get angry if I wasn’t consistent when it came to work, exercise, or other habits. As a result, I was angry every week.
Friedrich Nietzsche was a 19th-century German philosopher whose work had a profound impact on modern philosophy, especially existentialism and postmodernism.
Nietzsche is most famous for his criticisms of morality and Christianity. I’ve never been a fan of his work primarily because I find him a bit too pessimistic and nihilistic.
But recently, I’ve been reading the works of more philosophers, particularly the ones I wasn’t attracted to. And I want to expand my scope and see what I can learn from people I mostly disagree with.