Lessons Learned Paying Off My Student Loans Under 5 Years

Lessons Learned Paying Off My Student Loans in Under 5 Years

This past Friday marked the end of a very challenging phase of my life.  I finally finished paying off my student loans.  I wanted to write about the experience while it’s still fresh and I wanted to keep it honest.  I’ve read posts on paying off debt before and they typically follow a trend that can be summed up as follows:  We cut back on our spending for a few years, made a budget, and now we’re debt free.  It’s great! Personally, the reaction for me is not, it’s great!  Yes, I’m extremely relieved to finally no longer have that … Read More

Andy RandonLessons Learned Paying Off My Student Loans Under 5 Years

Understanding Macroeconomic Relationships for the Purpose of Investing

Understanding Macroeconomic Relationships for the Purpose of Investing

If you want to be financially successful you have to have a basic understanding of different relationships that exist within the economic world and how different variables are correlated to somewhat predictable changes.  From a high level, once you have this understanding you can speculate on which  direction you anticipate certain variables to move, and act accordingly to bet on your prediction. For example, let’s talk about interest rates.  What are the consequences of rising interest rates?  For starters, you can earn more interest on your savings in the bank.  You’ll also have an increased interest expense if you choose … Read More

Andy RandonUnderstanding Macroeconomic Relationships for the Purpose of Investing

Stop The Hustle If You Are Married To a Specific Outcome

Stop The Hustle If You Are Married To a Specific Outcome

Often times my focus can get caught up on things like how am I going to pay off this debt faster?  How can I grow my business?  How can I advance my career? What investments can I capitalize on?  Where should I put my money?  If I buy this inventory how quickly can I flip it for a nice profit?  What products can I create and market? It’s not a bad thing to be ambitious and to be driven to take your life to the next level, but you cannot let your determination pull you out of balance.  Fulfillment is … Read More

Andy RandonStop The Hustle If You Are Married To a Specific Outcome

Eliminating Anxiety When Giving Two Weeks’ Notice

Eliminating Anxiety When Giving Two Weeks' Notice

About a year ago I wrote a post about switching jobs and increasing my pay substantially by doing so. Well once again, I’m leaving my current job for another huge pay increase. This time around though, I had a really hard time dealing with the stress and anxiety involved with giving my two weeks’ notice. Since the experience is still fresh I wanted to share some of the things I noticed and how I was able to deal with it. This most definitely isn’t my first time giving notice but as far as I can remember it was the most … Read More

Andy RandonEliminating Anxiety When Giving Two Weeks’ Notice

Maximizing Your Income Potential and Thriving in the Corporate World

Maximizing Your Income Potential and Thriving in the Corporate World

It’s been about two months since my last post (at the time of starting this draft), which is honestly surprising to me because I thought it’d been much longer.  Life got busy.  Work became demanding, my side business grew, and time became scarce.  Writing here wasn’t the only thing that got pushed by the wayside. I was also getting into Tony Robbins latest book, MONEY Master The Game, right about the same time I stopped posting, and at the same time I stopped reading.  Lastly, I spent years expanding my skill set as a drummer when I was younger and … Read More

Andy RandonMaximizing Your Income Potential and Thriving in the Corporate World

Reflection and Change – Everybody’s Doing it This Time of Year

Reflection and Change - Everybody's Doing it This Time of Year

Another year gone by as I sit and reminisce on the past.  So many cherished memories and good times had.  It’s funny when I think about a lot of the great moments from my past it seems like they just happened yesterday, but actually they were many years ago.  Time really does fly.  Looking back on the good times really makes me miss the way life used to be.  Thinking back to my early twenties, there was such an abundance of free time, although I thought I was busy back then.  I didn’t have much money or income, but money … Read More

Andy RandonReflection and Change – Everybody’s Doing it This Time of Year

Financial Poverty Vs. Poverty of Time

Financial Poverty Vs. Poverty of Time

There are two types of poverty in the modern world.  One form, the more obvious of the two is scarcity of money.  The second form is slightly less obvious to those who are caught up in the social norms.  Those who belong to the second category may be able to make enough money to service the monthly payments on a big house, new car, expensive clothes, and spending habits.  You may call them the “middle class” but I call them the second variation of poverty.  Money may not be as scarce to them as the first group mentioned, but the … Read More

Andy RandonFinancial Poverty Vs. Poverty of Time

Logic and Action in the Absence of Emotion and Balance – The Overachievers Downfall

Logic and Action in the Absence of Emotion and Balance - The Overachievers Downfall

I’ve been drawn to highly intelligent entrepreneur  types for nearly a decade now who publish their own books, create an endless amount of content, turn their passions into a business, brand themselves, monetize what they’ve created, market to the audience that they’ve developed, and continuously strengthen their intellect.  These are individuals who are not only at the top quartile of intelligence, but who have used that strength to take massive action while believing in themselves to get to where they are. As someone who is drawn to this, I too have read a countless number of books, viewed a massive … Read More

Andy RandonLogic and Action in the Absence of Emotion and Balance – The Overachievers Downfall

Value Creation, The Gratification of Giving, and True Understanding

Value Creation, The Gratification of Giving, and True Understanding

Everyone wants to have more money just as much as everyone wants to be happy.  The problem most people have is that their focus is on something completely arbitrary, that being the money itself.  You can focus on money all day long and that isn’t going to get you any more of it. So what do you have to focus on to make more money if it isn’t money itself?  Creating value.  More specifically, creating value for other people.  Other people will be the source of the money you want to make and the level of success you have will … Read More

Andy RandonValue Creation, The Gratification of Giving, and True Understanding

If You Belong to This Group, You Will Not Succeed in Internet Business

Internet Business

I’ve noticed a trend over the past few years where those who had success as first-movers into the internet marketing realm are now leveraging their past success to position themselves as experts and use that positioning to continue their success. I see nothing wrong with this however if you’re someone interested in achieving what these people already have, there are some sobering facts you need to accept before your greed glands are tapped and you become blinded by an unrealistic belief that great success can be achieved through minimal effort. Those who are blinded will open their wallets and allow … Read More

Andy RandonIf You Belong to This Group, You Will Not Succeed in Internet Business