Frank’s Blog : 3 Hobbies that will change your life.

I have been blessed to know Naval Ravikant through his tweets. He once tweeted something and it resonated with me and I thought it would be a great idea to share it with you. He says : you should have 3 hobbies

A hobby that makes you money ( maybe you enjoy starting businesses, or being a painter,…)

A hobby that keeps you in shape ( maybe you enjoy running, swimming, …)

A hobby that improves your intellect ( maybe it’s reading a book, listening to great podcast,…)

Frank’s Blog : Ask for help!

Simon Sinek (Great author in the leadership space) said:

If you think you can do leadership by yourself, you’re insane!

If you think you can build a company by yourself, you’re nuts!

If you think you can do this thing called life by yourself, it’s not going to work out!

I think the courage to ask for help, when the chips are down, is the only thing that will get you through.

Frank’s Blog : An Optimistic leader

Marcus Buckingham said this in his recent talk at Entreleadership event : any body who leads well is an optimist. They genuinely believe things will get better. And the problem is some leaders are pessimists, and the thing is, pessimists are right way more often than optimists are. But for goodness sake if you are a pessimist don’t lead.

Things will get hard, and people only follow you because you believe things can and will get better, that’s the only reason people follow you, and we love that about you and we want that from you.

Frank’s Blog : Follow your passion is an illusion!

Developing your passion is way more better than following your passion. Because when you try to follow your passion, you’re less likely to consider other areas of interest, and less likely to anticipate difficulties. And if you ran into obstacles, you ‘re more likely to loose interest and give up. Following your passion reflexes a fixed mindset, it assumes your interest are stable.

This applies to your everyday job: you don’t want to quit your job as soon you don’t like it,  or because something is going wrong. Passion can grow over time. Actually I will encourage you to quit on a good day!

Frank’s Blog : Paying off Debt

I have been on this debt free journey and it’s been quite amazing. I dedicated myself to pay off all my debts before the end of 2019. I found this guy called Dave Ramsey and his principles and guidance on getting out of debt are on point. He has this thing called Baby Steps ( which I’m doing and happy to say that I’m on Baby Step 2):

1. Baby Step 1 : Save $1000 as a starter emergency fund

2. Baby Step 2 : Pay off all non mortgage debts using the debt snowball

3. Baby Step 3 : Fully fund your emergency fund ( 3 to 6 month of expenses )

4. Baby Step 4 : 15% of household income to retirement

5. Baby Step 5 : Fund college for kids

6. Baby Step 6 : Pay off your mortgage early

7. Baby Step 7 : Build wealth and give generously

Frank’s Blog : Stress free life

It’s been almost 2 months that I haven’t used my phone. Well it got stolen when I was at a bank, but if I could find the person who stole it, to thank him.

It’s been the best 2 months ever, simply because I am using a flip phone, which means no apps on my phone. Just calling and texting is the only thing I can do, and it’s amazing because I only get calls and text massages from people who really care about me ( family & friends ) , and I don’t spend as much time as I would have, going through all the social media apps I had.

You’re more than welcome to try it. Do it for 7 days and let me know what you think and how it was!