Trust Where You Are

To: Millennial Money Readers

February 21, 2023

What I'm Reading and Listening To

Buy Back Your Time by Dan Martell (Book)

I was excited to check out this new book by successful SaaS entrepreneur Dan Martell. The premise is simple - “Don’t hire to grow your business. Hire to buy back your time.” Then Dan shows you how to do it. I found his email management framework for his Executive Assistant so helpful that I’m planning to test out the framework when my new EA starts next month. I flew through this book in a few hours and got value from it.

The Power of An Open Question by Elizabeth Mattis-Namgyel (Book)

This thoughtful little book opens and expands on the idea that through questioning we access our greatest intelligence and most powerful insights. Questions open us to the world, ourselves, and perpetual change. In a time where we often seek conclusions or facts to support a static worldview, leaving questions open leaves space for deeper insights and more resilience. I first read this book a few years ago, but recently returned to it and enjoyed it again. It definitely makes you think while still having a lightness to it.

Here Comes The 60-Year Career by WSJ (Article)

This article was shared in my circles over the past week and its lack of personal finance focus bothered me. The whole article is premised on the idea that we are going to live longer so we need to build more flexibility into our lives and build “career breaks” into our careers, but there is no mention of how to best manage your money or reach financial independence to make those breaks possible. The idea of taking a mini-retirement isn’t new, but it requires a fair amount of financial planning to make it possible. To learn more about mini-retirements check out EP 9 of my podcast (apple|spotify).

Quote I'm Pondering

missing my daily morning walk in Riverside Park. Upper West Side, NYC. circa 2019

"Space doesn’t do - it allows."

Elizabeth Mattis-Namgyel