Episode 005 Show Notes
Is it possible to be happy with what you have if you also like setting goals? How can we be grateful for what we’ve got while wanting more in life? What does it mean to become the best version of yourself? The research shows a daily gratitude habit improves our health and happiness, and potentially our wealth therefore.
Today I share why you’ll always be broke if you resent the rich, how to spot someone in debt so you can avoid copying them, and why you need to learn new skills if you ever want to be happy.
I also recommend my favourite podcast lately for better mental health and self-improvement exercises to benefit you at any age.
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I already linked to Becky’s book in the Episode 0 show notes. Catch up on that for the difference between being frugal versus cheap, and why I recommend Personality Isn’t Permanent.
I also wrote about the latter book in How To Save Like A Bear In July.
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Recommendations In This Episode
The Twenty Per Cent (featuring a cameo from moi)
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(The cover I designed for my gratitude journal was mainly a joke for a contact lens wearer. That’s an example of how NOT to validate business ideas!)
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