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Defeating the Six Specters of Life: Part 8- Wrapping Up the Series

I must not fear.  Fear is the mind-killer.  Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.  I will face my fear… And when it is gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.  Where the fear is gone there will be nothing.  Only I will remain.”-  Frank Herbert

 

Did you Defeat all Six Specters of Life?

I know that I haven’t defeated any of the Specters permanently, but I do think that I’ve scared a few of them off for a while.  At the very least, I’ve become more familiar with them, and we tend to be less afraid of what we understand.  I think that the most important thing I’ve More >

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Get Back to Basics- Clean Your Room!

In times of life crisis, whether wild fires or smoldering stress, the first thing I do is go back to basics… am I eating right, am I getting enough sleep, am I getting some physical and mental exercise everyday.”- Edward Albert

Pay Attention, Don’t Let Life Live you

We all let life get away from us at times, and we end up neglecting certain responsibilities or interests.  I can usually tell when I’ve started to let my attention slip and I start to lose control of the things that I should be exercising control over.  One of the surest signs for me that I’ve stopped practicing the basics of my More >

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10 Dumb Things People Spend Money On

Each is under the most sacred obligation not to squander the material committed to him, not to sap his strength in folly and vice, and to see at the least that he delivers a product worthy the labor and cost which have been expended on him.”  -Anna Julia Cooper

 

Potholes on the Road to Financial Independence

I used to trade away my time for money without giving it a whole lot of thought, but luckily I have been on a steady path to fixing that problem for quite a while now.  The following expenditures are just a few of the things that I think a person who values their money as representations More >

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Early Retirement: “If You Fail to Plan, then You Plan to Fail”

“”By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”-  Benjamin Franklin

Let’s Talk Cash

Although I haven’t focused a whole lot on money to this point, I do see personal finance as one of this blog’s cornerstones.  I think that money plays such an important role in our lives, that it is not enough to simply say, “you should save,” but rather, we need to adjust our entire life philosophy before we can really tackle some of the challenges people face when it comes to money.  Hence why I’ve spent so much time harping on Stoicism and other seemingly unrelated topics.  Now that much of the More >

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Defeating the Six Specters of Life: Part 6- The Fear of Old Age

Have regular hours for work and play; make each day both useful and pleasant, and prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well. Then youth will be delightful, old age will bring few regrets, and life will become a beautiful success.” -Louisa May Alcott

 

Who’s Afraid of the Inevitable?

Well, almost inevitable, there is no guarantee you’ll make it to old age, but the odds are generally in your favor.  And by the way, wouldn’t you rather see old age, than not?  Think about that.  I look at old age as merely the end of the ride, right before it quits and the operator says, More >

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And We’re Back…

Procrastination is the bad habit of putting off until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.”  -Napoleon Hill

 

No Excuses, Be Unstoppable

My valued readers…I would love to offer some big explanation for why I haven’t posted any new content in about a week, but we don’t deal in excuses here at the Wake Up Dead Man blog.  Things are definitely looking up though, with a few exciting posts already in draft form, just waiting to be finished.  In the meantime, I’m going to also be adding a blog roll to my site, so you can see some of the blogs I like to follow More >

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Making Bad Coffee is the Path to Limitless Power

Coffee- the favorite drink of the civilized world.” – Thomas Jefferson

A Little Back-story

This post was inspired by an event I had the other morning in the break room at work.  The place I work has an abundance of various consultants who come and go, each with varying levels of responsibility, seniority, and sense of entitlement.  All of these different people report to various entities, and sometimes show up with no recognizable superiors at all.  When that happens, they are generally the type who have no responsibility, some seniority (depending on who you ask) and ridiculous levels of More >

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