Tag: Lifelong learner

Why You Should Be a Lifelong Learner

It’s likely that, somewhere in your home—maybe on a wall, maybe in a box in the attic—you have a certificate (or two, or three), showing that you gave up years of your freedom in return for A’s, B’s, or C’s. These certificates verify your ability to pass a number of tests. While important (and often quite costly!), these certificates are actually just a single entry point to get out in the world.

Do You Live in the Moment?

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” That’s a quote from Ghandi and it’s a great one. Now, it’s Labor Day or after and, traditionally, that’s when the kids are back at school.

If You Had Only 3 People You Could Invite to Dinner, Who Would They Be?

Heart, mind, and philosophy. Why would I mention those three things? Well, because someone once asked me, “If you had only three people to invite to dinner, who would they be?” For me, Heart would be Mother Theresa, Mind would be Einstein, and Philosophy would be my favorite philosopher, Plato.

The New Cycle of Learning

Many years ago, I learned that we go through three stages in life: learning, earning, and yearning. It’s a rather analog approach to life these days since these stages have been turned upside down over the last 20 years or so with new emerging technologies, increasing longevity, pensions going away, etc. It’s now become more of a cyclical thing, of learning, leveraging, and longevity.

The Need to Read

One of the things I loved about school was that the teachers gave you all the answers to the tests. You might be wondering what I mean by that, but they gave you a book, and you read that book throughout the semester. They then tested you on all the facts within that book. So, they basically gave you all the answers.

The Idea Behind the Idea

The 1982 movie “Night Shift,” has Michael Keaton playing across from Henry Winkler in a morgue. There’s a few famous quotes from the movie where Michael Keaton says, “I’m an idea man, Chuck. I get ideas all day long,” and then at another point he says, “Take live tuna fish and feed them mayonnaise! Oh this is great. [speaks in to recorder] Call Starkist!” It’s a funny movie, and the ideas Michael Keaton comes up with sound crazy.

The 5 Principles of Financial Grit

Some of you may recognize the name Angela Duckworth. She’s the University of Pennsylvania psychology professor who researched the impact that effort has on success. During a visit to West Point Military Academy during its Beast Barracks for new freshman, she found that those who had “grit” were the ones most likely to be successful. Not necessarily the smartest ones or the most talented ones—but those who had grit.

The 5 Principles of Financial Grit

Some of you may recognize the name Angela Duckworth. She’s the University of Pennsylvania psychology professor who researched the impact that effort has on success. During a visit to West Point Military Academy during its Beast Barracks for new freshman, she found that those who had “grit” were the ones most likely to be successful. Not necessarily the smartest ones or the most talented ones—but those who had grit.

A Corporation of One

A job defines us. I know mine defines me.

Sometimes that can run right by us. I think about folks who worked making buggy whips or carburetors or the Polaroid camera. I think of the hundreds of thousands of people at Kodak that had their world changed over the past decade, well before the company declared bankruptcy last year.

book img2

A Comprehensive Guide To Safeguarding Your Financial and Family Wealth.

Subscribe to our blog

Looking for Something?

Coyle Financial
Counsel Events

Recommended Reading

book img3
Download Free Chapter on
Lifelong Learning

Watch More Videos