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 a motivational video from retired Navy SEAL Jocko Willink, a story of how being homeless impacted one woman’s view on finance and happiness, and much more. Enjoy!
My Favorite Video
Jocko Willink is a retired U.S. Navy SEAL. In this video he explains what he does on days when he’s “just not feeling it”. If this doesn’t get you hyped up to go tackle the day, nothing will.
My Favorite Articles
Traveling After Financial Independence
via Mr. Tako Escapes
“My work life used to be really stressful — late nights, long hours, and working on weekends. One reason I traveled was just to get a mental break from all the stress…Now that we’re financially independent, life is very relaxed. My stress level is almost zero. I simply don’t need to travel in order to relax anymore!
What Being Homeless Taught Me About Money and Happiness
via Lyn Alden
“Being homeless in my youth let me experience at least some small part of the rougher side of the spectrum. All these years later, it still helps put things into perspective when I encounter day-to-day problems.”
Reflecting on the First 26 Days of Early Retirement
“In the past, I simply viewed the week as the days I would work. If I had to leave my office, it was to eat or run a very quick errand. Now that I retired, it’s amazing how great it is to go out and do things without crowds of employed people to compete with.”
Forons (Financial Morons)
“I bite my tongue when overhearing others making idiotic financial choices. After all, it’s someone else’s finances, not my own…Still, I find it frustrating hearing bad financial choices being made.”
Wise People Have Rules for Themselves
“Self-imposed rules aren’t constraints, they’re good decisions made in batches—they’re behavioral boundary markers you get to position yourself, through your own experience and wisdom.”
My Favorite Podcast
The Happy Philosopher: Semi-retirement and Finding Happiness
An interview with Jeff from The Happy Philosopher, a blogger and medical professional who shares his insights on how to live a happy life through smart financial decisions, meditation, job-sharing, and other life-hacks. This is a podcast I listened to not once, but twice this week because there were so many nuggets of wisdom and insight in it. Jeff does a particularly good job of pointing out that happiness is the end goal, not wealth.
That’s all for this week, thanks for reading 🙂
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10 Replies to “Sunday is for Sharing: Volume 7”
Thanks for the mention Zach. I’m honored. Glad you got some good stuff from the podcast and I’m a bit humbled that you listened to it twice. For those that don’t like podcasts and would rather read I put together a post with links to articles I though were relevant to the discussion.
That post on being homeless was a great one!
Not a problem Jeff, the podcast was worth listening to twice! And thanks so much for the link to the relevant articles as well, I’m sure many people will find that helpful. Keep up the great work on The Happy Philosopher 🙂
Thanks for the share, glad you enjoyed it.
Thank YOU for writing the article, I think it’s always interesting to read about personal stories of people who have achieved early retirement.
Glad you liked the article! Thanks for the mention.
Not a problem! It was an insightful article, I was happy to feature it. I appreciate you sharing your history with us and the lessons you learned along the way.
Thank you for the shoutout FPF! Just noticed it today!
No problem, Mr. Tako! Thanks for the awesome article!
Thanks for recommending the Mad Fientist interview with the Happy Philosopher. Loved hearing him talk about the benefits of meditation and reading his related post afterwards.
I really appreciate your Sunday is for Sharing Series. It has lead me to sources of inspiration I would not have discovered otherwise.
Not a problem, I thought the interview was fantastic as well so I was happy to share it. I’m glad you’re finding some value in the Sunday series as well 🙂