Category Archives: Motivational

The Enron Verdict – Skilling and Lay Convicted

Today, Yahoo covers the Enron verdict. Skilling and Lay have been convicted. They are guilty of conspiracy and securities and wire fraud. What the citizen’s learn from this court decision is that executives will be held responsible for the accuracy of their books. What do we (the financial blogosphere) learn from their mistake? We learn that the unethical shortcuts are no shortcut at all. Skilling and Lay took the shortcut to a long time in a cell.

Ten things that should be on your daily to do list, but probably aren’t.

I’ve been thinking, and I’ve discovered a few things that I think would make us more successful, both socially and financially, if we implemented them in our daily To Do list. Many of these are common sense, and maybe we already do these on some kind of regular basis. But when it comes to our daily To Do List, they should be there, but they probably aren’t.

  1. Review yesterday
  2. Make someone happy
  3. Brainstorm
  4. Make a new friend
  5. Give something away
  6. Learn something
  7. Invest in yourself
  8. Invest in a partner (spouse, family, friend)
  9. Surprise yourself
  10. Plan for tomorrow

Happy New Years – A List of Lessons I Learned In 2005

Here it is, a few minutes before 2006.

I’d like to wish everyone has a safe and happy new year.

As I’m taking this time to look forward to what lies ahead, I’m also looking backwards and reflecting on some of my achievements.

Looking at my accomplishments, I know I have it in me to overcome challenges. I’ve set goals, and I’ve met them.

I’ve learned some incredible lessons this year. Here’s the list of lessons I’ve learned this year (in no particular order):

  • There are no problems, only challenges.
  • Never give up.
  • Make daily progress.
  • Be grateful.
  • Be generous.
  • Be fearless.
  • Time is on my side.
  • Everyday is a gift.
  • Learn continuously.
  • There may be a better way for everything.

Please share what you’ve learned in 2005.