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Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone. It’s a day to celebrate and and care for the people we love. A special shout-out to my son Josh who was born twenty two years ago today. http://avc.com/2018/02/happy-valentines-day-2/

Winners and professionals

I am in the midst of a blogging dry spell. This means shipping every day is more of a struggle than it usually is. Writing takes longer as I frequently delete everything I write and start all over again. But, on the bright side, experience helps. I’ve been attempting to do this for nearly ten years now and I know I just need to get through this slump, one day at a time. In that process, I’ve also learnt the difference between winning and demonstrating professionalism. Winning generally happens on our best days. These wins form our highlight reel and generally showcase what’s best about us. My best posts were written on such days. I was in flow and I felt it. But, our professionalism is a function of how we show up on our worst days – the days we’d rather curl up in bed rather than show up and be present. This difference is on show in blogging as it is in our careers and our personal lives. I’ve experienced this a lot as a parent. There are days when everything feels like a win – these are the days with great memories and wonderful photographs. But, my character as a parent is a function of how I show up when I’d rather stay in bed that day. Our daily habits, regardless of whether it is a good day or bad day, reflect our character. There was a time when I thought winning was all that mattered. But, I’ve come to appreciate the difficulty of showing up as a pro. All winners are not professionals. But, in the long run, all professionals are winners – in more ways than one. Share this: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Like this: Like Loading... Related https://alearningaday.com/2018/01/30/winners-and-professionals/

Cyber Monday 201777

The Oatmeal Cyber Monday Sale Use discount code CYBER25 and get 25% off your entire order Exploding Kittens - Party Pack Edition A new expanded version that supports up to ten players. It also plays party music, in case that's your thing. This product is not available on Amazon! Normally $30.00 HOLIDAY PRICE: $22.50 View Party Pack Source: http://theoatmeal.com/blog/black_friday2017

Multiplicative Idiocy36

Want to print this out and hang it up? Download the free PDF. Further reading (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.5&appId=122125307879498"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); The Oatmeal Share this   Latest Things Random Comics Browse more comics >> Home Comics Blog Quizzes About Contact All artwork and content on this site is Copyright © 2016 Matthew Inman. Please don't steal. var gaJsHost = (("https:" == document.location.protocol) ? "https://ssl." : "http://www."); document.write(unescape("%3Cscript src='" + gaJsHost + "google-analytics.com/ga.js' type='text/javascript'%3E%3C/script%3E")); try { var pageTracker = _gat._getTracker("UA-9487849-1"); pageTracker._trackPageview(); } catch(err) {} Source: http://theoatmeal.com/comics/idiocy

Stash Your Cash

My partner Rebecca announced our most recent investment yesterday in a company called Stash. Stash is a simple mobile app that you connect to your bank account and each week (or month) you stash some of your cash away (ie save) and the app invests it for you in a portfolio of funds that it puts together for you based on your investing interests. Here is my current Stash portfolio: As you can see, I “auto stash” $25/week and it gets invested in the first three funds. I have also directly bought four additional funds. I get mobile notifications on my phone when new funds are offered (like “corporate cannabis”, that was an instant buy). I can move around where I want my weekly auto-stash funds to get invested. I think I might do that today and direct more funds toward some of these other funds that I quite like. If you want to get Stash on your phone and start saving and investing, you can do that here:   iOS   Android Clearly Stash is not aimed at people like me. We have traditional brokerage accounts and portfolios that we manage there. Stash is aimed at young adults and people who are having difficulty saving for their future (home, college, retirement, etc). As Rebecca wrote in her post: 85% of users on Stash come in as either beginners or without any investing experience and now can open their investment account with as little as $5. That is a great stat. Stash is helping to build a new generation and a new cohort of savers and investors. With the decline of pension plans and other “safety nets”, it is more important than ever that everyone learn to save and invest. And the only way to do it is one day, week, month at at time and using the power of compounding earnings to your advantage. When we looked closely at our USV portfolio recently, we realized that most of our best investments are all about expanding access to knowledge, capital, and wellbeing. Stash fits directly in that theme by making saving and investing easy and affordable for everyone (in the US for now). http://avc.com/2018/02/stash-your-cash/