Sunday is for Sharing is a weekly roundup of my favorite articles, videos, and podcasts I read, viewed, and listened to over the past week.
This week features an interview with Manoush Zomordi on how boredom leads to brilliance, an article on how one blogger is striving to find her unique voice in a sea of personal finance writers, and much more. Enjoy!
My Favorite Video
I don’t know why, but this video of these guys skateboarding in Spain makes me happy.
My Favorite Articles
via Jen On Money
“The personal finance community needs to engage in a critical debate about why we are so desperately chasing financial independence.”
via Darius Foroux
“Identify 20% of the activities that bring you the most results for every aspect of your life. Look at your relationships, business, health, money. Then, focus on doing more of the activities that improve those aspects.”
via Retire by 40
“In 2016, Americans will likely spend roughly $1.6 trillion on food, $2.1 trillion on housing and $360 billion on clothing, totaling about $4.1 trillion. Meanwhile, their total tax bill will be about $4.9 trillion ($3.34 trillion in federal taxes and $1.6 trillion state and local taxes).”
via The Frugal Gene
“I wish I had chosen a cheaper experience for college instead of romanticizing the college experience.”
via Aimee Pearcy
“Sometimes I have to take a step back and remind myself that I’m not a robot. I’m human, and it’s okay to have good days and bad days. I don’t have to be working all the time. Taking time off can be good. Burn-out is dangerous.”
My Favorite Podcast
via Lewis Howes
An interview with author Manoush Zomorodi about her new book How Boredom Leads to Brilliance.
Manoush makes the point that it’s not only okay, but it’s good to be bored, to space out, and to take time off from work. This time away from everything gives us the space we need to think creatively and come up with good ideas. I think this message is especially relevant in an age where smartphones and the internet encourage constant connection and round-the-clock working.
That’s all for this week, thanks for reading 🙂
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Zach is the author behind Four Pillar Freedom, a blog that teaches you how to build wealth and gain freedom in life.
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