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The Ridiculous Effectiveness of Singleminded Devotion to a Purpose

The Ridiculous Effectiveness of Singleminded Devotion to a Purpose

By Leo Babauta People I’ve been coaching lately have been stuck in indecision about what purpose they should pursue. At this kind of crossroads, we can become plagued by doubt. And that makes sense: if you’re not sure what your purpose is, then going after a single choice can feel really uncertain. How do I […]

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How to Judge The Quality of Your Decisions (Hint: It’s Not by Outcomes)

How to Judge The Quality of Your Decisions (Hint: It’s Not by Outcomes)

One peculiar but common way our brain works is that we often remember what’s easily available to us, and see what’s easily visible. So, we conclude that the stock trader who is rich must know what he is doing. In the same way, an investor who uses leverage to increase his bets and in the […]

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How to Judge The Quality of Your Decisions (Hint: It’s Not by Outcomes)

How to Judge The Quality of Your Decisions (Hint: It’s Not by Outcomes)

One peculiar but common way our brain works is that we often remember what’s easily available to us, and see what’s easily visible. So, we conclude that the stock trader who is rich must know what he is doing. In the same way, an investor who uses leverage to increase his bets and in the […]

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My Conversation with Radhika Gupta (Video and Notes)

My Conversation with Radhika Gupta (Video and Notes)

I recently interacted with Radhika Gupta, MD & CEO of Edelweiss AMC. The subject was – how to become a successful investor. Click here to watch the video of the conversation, or watch below. Here are the key notes from the conversation. These are not as detailed as what I spoke, but contain the important […]

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Creating a More Spacious Life

Creating a More Spacious Life

By Leo Babauta I’ve worked with a number of people who want more spaciousness in their lives — more time for rest, play, reading, reflecting, self-care, hanging with friends and other loved ones. The challenge isn’t that it’s hard to create more time (for some people, it is actually very hard) … the challenge is that […]

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[Notes] Howard Marks on the Illusion of Knowledge

[Notes] Howard Marks on the Illusion of Knowledge

Howard Marks, co-chairman of Oaktree Capital Management, recently published his latest memo titled The Illusion of Knowledge, where he not only questioned the value of macro forecasts, but also explained why creating profitable forecasts is so difficult.  He makes it clear that forecasting mostly provides the illusion of knowledge.  He argues that investors are better off accepting […]

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The ‘Art’ of Investing (Video)

The ‘Art’ of Investing (Video)

I recently presented to Prime members on the ‘art’ of investing, where I showcased my illustrations to emphasize the idea of long term investing and the key attributes that investors need to work upon to behave well in their pursuit of wealth creation. Here are just a few topics I covered in my presentation – […]

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Coaching Magic

Coaching Magic

Coaching is a very transformative experience. And it should be. Getting a certificate costs a small fortune and rightfully so. There is an incredible amount of knowledge and skills packed into the process. So, usually you are paying a coach a hefty fee for their time. You expect the intended transformation: getting a promotion, changing […]

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The Urgency of Piles

The Urgency of Piles

By Leo Babauta Someone I know shared that they came back from a meditation retreat excited about the meaningful possibilities they’d envisioned on the retreat — new projects, opportunities, important stuff they wanted to create. So incredible to be excited about meaningful possibilities! And then they got home, and there were piles of tasks, emails […]

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