How the World Works

This approach is not instant but it’s a good model for the longer run.

It’s from Shane Parrish at Farnam Street. He’s worth noticing.

Eventually ….

  • Execution beats luck
  • Consistency beats intensity
  • Curiosity beats smart
  • Kind beats clever
  • Together beats alone

Success is about the process or system you use to look for it.

The one Shane suggests above is a good place to think about the idea of systems versus single steps or events.


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I build strategy and fact-based estate and income plans. The plans identify alternate ways and alternate timing to achieve both spending and estate distribution goals. In the past I have been a planner with a large insurance, employee benefits, and investment agency, a partner in a large international public accounting firm, CEO of a software start-up, a partner in an energy management system importer, and briefly in the restaurant business. I have appeared on more than 100 television shows on financial planning, have presented to organizations as varied as the Canadian Bar Association, The Ontario Institute of Chartered Accountants, The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Banks – from CIBC to the Business Development Bank.

Be in touch at 705-927-4770 or by email to don@moneyfyi.com

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