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Is a Correction Near? My Current Stock Market Investing Thesis

Warren Buffett says his first two rules of investing are:

  1. Don’t lose money.
  2. See rule number one.

I have been thinking about asset allocation and investing a lot lately.

In what could be a terrible decision, I’ve decided to share my learnings here on my blog. I hope someone smarter than me will correct me where I’m wrong and help point me in the right direction towards better learnings.

Disclaimer: I’m not a trained investor, advisor, or financial analyst. I’ve been lucky and have accumulated a portion of money. Now that the markets are up, I feel I have a responsibility to consider and protect my earnings.

Market Cycles

I’ve read a lot recently about how the stock market works in cycles.

There are cycles of growth (a bull market), and cycles of recession (a bear market).

Market Cycle and recovery and expansion Sample market cycle. I searched Google Images for “market cycle.”

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2018-07-05T14:38:44+00:00 July 5th, 2018|General|

Hi from Australia: My First Time on Live TV

I was interviewed on live TV and radio in Australia about Museum Hack for my speaking and presentation at the Victoria Creative State Summit.

My friend Tynan said this vest makes me look like I’m going to do magic at a kid’s birthday party.

I was a guest on a program called The Drum on ABC (Australian Broadcast Corporation). This is a national news program that talks about current affairs. It airs right at the primetime, meaning there were millions of people watching. What’s up Australia fam!

The TV show is filmed in Sydney. Since I’m in Melbourne, they connected me from their studio via a live video link.

Me being interviewed on The Drum on ABC, my first time on live television. I was nervous.

I was nervous to do the TV interview because I’d never actually been on live television before. Plus, I couldn’t see anyone. I had a little earpiece that I used to hear them and then had to stare at a black screen. That part was pretty nerve-racking!
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2018-06-15T20:55:11+00:00 June 15th, 2018|General, Videos|

Notes from “Willpower Doesn’t Work” by Benjamin Hardy

This book was an easy, inspiring read. I typed up all of my highlights from the book here.

If you want to be focused at work, you need to remove all distractions from your physical and digital workspace.

If you want to get creative insights, get out of town and relax for a day or two.

When you change your environment, such as surrounding yourself with different people, your thoughts and emotions change.

Books on a table I usually read on Kindle, but after getting the “Willpower Doesn’t Work” book at a workshop I bumped it to the top of my reading list. Finished it on the flight home!

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2018-06-14T16:15:38+00:00 June 12th, 2018|Books, General|

What happens in a Strategic Coach workshop?

In this post I’ll share my notes and photos from today’s Strategic Coach workshop in Toronto, Canada taught by Dan Sullivan. This is all from 11 June 2018 in the 10X Ambition class.

Strategic Coach logo Welcome to our Toronto HQ and please enjoy our wall of plants.

Read more of my blog posts all about my experience as a client of Strategic Coach here.

Introduction

At each seat, business owners are given our quarterly books and workshop materials.
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2018-06-14T16:26:10+00:00 June 11th, 2018|General, Strategic Coach|

Searching For New Friends With Flyers in NYC

What would happen if I put up flyers around New York City to try and make new friends?

Last week I ran an experiment where I paid someone to print and laminate 100 flyers around New York City with the headline of, “Do you want new friends?”

Me in Washington Square Park showing the poster that would be printed, laminated, and shared across NYC.

Here’s what happened.

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2018-06-08T13:48:00+00:00 June 8th, 2018|General|

Book Swap and Cocktail Party in NYC

I love reading good books. Whether it is on my Kindle, a book I own, or a borrow from the New York Public Library – reading takes up a lot of my time.

One of my favorite parts of a good book is discussing it with smart people and then sharing the book with them.

At my 36th birthday party, I gave guests copies of some of my favorite books.

Book Swap and Cocktail Party

On Thursday, 31 May 2018, I threw a book swap and cocktail party.

Lots of people in a room with books and happy Here we are! The book swap and cocktail party was awesome.

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2018-06-05T10:31:01+00:00 June 5th, 2018|Books, General|

‘Principles’ Cartoon Video by Ray Dalio

This page lists information and video credits about the film Principles for Success, written and narrated by Ray Dalio based on his book Principles.

I am not affiliated with Ray Dalio, the book Principles, or Bridgewater Associates. I am just a big fan! I’ve made flashcards from the book and I try to study them every week.

You can watch the film in this single video on YouTube.

Principles Video Credits

Here are the credits shown at the end:

Writing and narration by Ray Dalio Screenshot from the “Principles” video hosted on YouTube

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2018-05-28T19:48:13+00:00 May 28th, 2018|General|

Museum Jobs: The Best Directory and Database

Did you know that Museum Hack semi-secretly sponsors a very free and very awesome online database of museum jobs?

This post will tell you all about it and why we started the site.

Introducing: Museum.jobs

Two years ago, Museum Hack launched an ambitious project to centralize job postings from various message boards in an easily searchable database.

Image for the Museum Jobs database search showing form fields on top of a cartoon gallery image Museum Jobs home page as of May 2018. I like the background cartoon

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2018-05-20T15:10:49+00:00 May 19th, 2018|General|