1. The best investment you can make is in yourself. From neck down we are all worth minimum wage.
2. Think long-term. Decisions compound over time, either in our favor or against us.
3. Cut expenses to invest more. An expense helps someone else’s “bottom” line; an investment brings a return to your “top” line.
4. Spend more to feed the brain than to feed the stomach. What percentage of your income are you currently investing to feed your brain?
5. Delay gratification. Does your brain call for food? Can you imagine yourself investing as much to feed your brain as you spend to feed your stomach?
6. Leverage the power of compounding. No other money can be put to as productive work as the one to get your mind and heart connected. Wisdom compounds faster than money. Is compound interest working for or against you?
7. Be a WHY person. People that invest in their brains become WHY people and they have the HOW people working for them.
Will you join my cause to fight mediocrity in the world? Pass these nuggets on to others.
We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give. Be a giver in a world of takers.
Be blessed and be a blessing to others.
Carlos Fontana, President of Phalanx
Co-author of the book Follow to Lead (The 7 Principles to Being a Great Follower)
Author of the book PRICELESS (Sixty-Six Simple Stories of Reflection, Love, and Legacy