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GM, It’s Colin… Your secret weapon to becoming a better human.
There’s a lot of news today because so many juicy things are going on. I have so many saved links that I had to offload some of them here.
One thing I’ve been thinking about lately is insider trading by politicians.
Starling graphs show how individuals in congress buy and sell stocks ahead of publicly available news. I don’t understand how this is not insider trading. I may have to venture down this rabbit hole soon.
What you missed last email: 🦾 The Sovereign Individual
China has gone too far… let’s see what happens 👀
What if 🇺🇦 provoked 🇷🇺 ?
🏡 Airbnb investing
💰 Why are many self-made rich frugal?
💳 Why I use this bank account for all my businesses?
👇 In Today’s email👇
💸 Biden giving $800 million to Ukraine for weapons and bragging about it
☠️ How many US casualties in the major US wars ☠️
Elon → You’ve probably heard… he’s becoming the snowflake slayer 🗡
🤨 People have no idea how taxes work, business works, or what “fair share” even means….
📰 World News 🚨
How do people think this is good? Warmongering, using humans as cannon fooder… disgusting.
And the politicians that dole out the funds have no skin in the game, no accountability, which is why the entire thing that is the state collapses eventually.
You can’t end homelessness or hunger with all the money in the world. The idea that anyone can, let alone a private individual, is another example of the detached nature many on the left have about reality and facts.
These people are hilarious.
And that means the actual number is much higher.
GA another good one.
👩🏻🏫 Learning Never Stops 🤔
How many of those today that bask in the freedom given to them by so many are willing to tear it down because they claim they can do better?
Total US casualties (This is just United States) Here’s the full list
US Army: 646,392
Confederate Army: 483,026
Korean War: 128,650
Vietnam War: 211,454
⚕️Health is Wealth 🪙 2x
Seed Oils → Check out my buddy Anthony’s thread on seed oils being in everything. When you eat out, you eat seed oils.
🛏 Sleep → Get a Kindle paperwhite and use that instead of an iPad, phone, computer screen. Read before bed. If you trouble falling asleep, this will be a game-changer.
😎 Human Skills 😜
🤖 A human observation → Most people go through life responding to things. Few make things happen. The difference is night and day.
💻 Tech 📱
This will be awesome if he does it. It will be a single indivudal taking a massively bold action to protect freedom of speech and America:
🔥 Useful $HIT CORNER 🔥
⛴ This Day in History: April 15: On this day in 1912, the British luxury passenger liner Titanic sank en route to New York City from Southampton, Hampshire, England, after striking an iceberg during its maiden voyage; some 1,500 people died. Source
⌨️ Productivity → Use Recurring Tasks/Reminders and Boomerang for Gmail. The most important part of being successful in business is following up. I can’t stress this enough. The successful ones have a sense of urgency and always make sure things move forward.
🦾 A principle for life → Time → Time heals. Time sorts. Time repairs. Time shows. Time uncovers Truth.
💬 Quote → "A wise man looks for everything inside of himself; a madman seeks for everything in others." -Confucius
🎥 Video 💰→ Michael Saylor: Bitcoin, Inflation, and the Future of Money | Lex Fridman Podcast #276 → This just showed up in my feed. Looking forward to this. About time he got Michael on.
Paraphrased, → go watch the entire interview. Michael is one of my favorite thinkers. A kilowatt-hour is about what a top athlete could produce in a day, and the retail cost of a KWh is 11 cents, and the wholesale price is 2 cents. -Michael Saylor
🦾 How to be dangerous → How To Escape Professional Handcuffs - With A Bobby Pin → I bought a pair on Amazon and figured out how to do this with my hands cuffed behind my back. Fun trick that could be useful at some point. Never know.
🔨 Tool → A good everyday carry pocket knife. Self-defense. Cutting things. This thing could save your life or another’s.
❤️ Hope in humanity → Always remind yourself that the Internet is not reality. Most people are friendly in real life. Most people online are jerks. The Internet tends to bring out the pettiest behavior in humans. Always remember that as it pulls you in.
🎙 Recent BH Podcast: The All-Encompassing Philosophy For A Successful Life - 🎧 List 🌏 Website 🎥 YouTube
🥬 Lettuce is a member of the sunflower family
💸 Better Money Section 💰
Money is the most important tool for living the life you want. Make as much of it as you can so you can make the world better in your own unique way.
Completely clueless narrative:
People say "fair share" about the wealthy paying taxes.
Ok, LOL, people have no idea how it works. Run a business, and you'll quickly figure out that you are taxed on EVERYTHING: every transaction, employee, purchase. Then if you're fortunate enough to have any money left, you're taxed again. Then you have to invest it, and you're taxed on that too.
🧠 Psychology 💰 → Be bold. If you did your research and believe in your thesis, then go at it unapologetically and without fear.
💲 Bitcoin 💰→
Every problem of humanity is rooted in violating property rights.
If everyone respected their own and kept out of others, the world would be a utopia.
📈 Stocks 💰→ When you look at your portfolio and you see red, your first thought should be, “What can I buy to increase my position in a company I already own?” Looking at your stock market and caring about how much you are “down” is poor mindset. You aren’t up or down until you sell. So if you decide to sell, you realize that loss. If you don’t, you don’t.
💭 Quote 💰→ "Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that." -Norman Vincent Peale on liberalism
💭 History 💰→ 🍎
Founders Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne created Apple Computer Co. on April 1, 1976, to market Wozniak's Apple I desktop computer, and Jobs and Wozniak incorporated the company on January 3, 1977, in Cupertino, California.
Apple's worldwide annual revenue in 2010 totaled US$65 billion, growing to US$127.8 billion in 2011 and $156 billion in 2012
Apple revenue in 2021: $378.35 billion.
Entrepreneurship → We are all entrepreneurs, whether we start external companies or manage ourselves. Same thing. Each has a profit/loss and balance sheet. Each are beholden to the same laws of 80/20, focus, compound interest, patience, etc.
✈️ Hack 💰→ Free business checking + $250 Amazon gift card when you spend $1000 in 90 days. I use Brex for all my businesses.
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LOL these people