Perhaps you are wondering how this humble website is able to produce such amazing articles? Ok I’m just kidding! This is just an introduction to a future post about “humility”.
But seriously, what do I read and who do I talk to get over 70 topics posted? After all this is a one man operation, right? But now, truth be told – indirectly, this isn’t actually a one man operation. It’s rather a conglomeration of ideas gleaned from so many sources:
Wife and Daughter are big contributors – they give me topics and then I get all cross-eyed with intense effort while I struggle to put words together.
Sisters in law – two of them are major supporters which I of course find to be a confidence builder. Hint: They are not here in the U.S. of A.
Friend of my Daughter – His posting at Facebook more than doubled my readership. You’ll find his site down below. If you buy something from his site, I have to disclose that I am not getting paid a commission at all.
People I’d rather not be around with – These are the people who are in my book – obnoxious or “entitled”. I observed what not to emulate, and promptly publish about them in the Character category of this post.
Apart from the obvious searching in Google or Yahoo or Wikipedia, these are some of the websites that I peruse regularly. I used to read a lot more, but some of them turned into a commercial filled website which turned me off, so here’s the ones that I still pay attention to:
www.earlyretirementextreme.com – his posts about frugality are legendary.
www.mrmoneymustache.com – his posts about frugality with a little luxury are essential.
www.smartpassiveincome.com – I know this guy since his high school days. He’s probably the highest earning web guy from several websites he owns.
www.simplicityclothing.com – I own several shirts from this site. Since I preach simplicity, I strongly support his clothing line.
www.amazingfacts.com – This site highly influences most of my posts here about character, money, relationships and health. You can spend months on this site and you’ll never run out of things to read or video to watch or podcasts to listen to. The also have an app for iPhones and Android phones.
Lastly – but most importantly – the Holy Bible. This book contains all the necessary guidance for a good life. Did you know that the US Navy commissioned research on what fish are edible to eat? This happened during World War II because many war ships sunk and their Sailors are out floating at sea for days waiting for rescue. The survivors needed to know which sea creatures they can eat. After spending hundreds of thousands of dollars (in 1940s currency), they found out that fish with scales are the ones that are best to eat. They could have saved that money by reading the Bible. Here’s a tip: Pray first and ask for divine guidance before you read it because it is designed to confuse you if you are not genuinely seeking the truth.
So my secret is out. Have fun going to those websites. But please don’t forget to keep coming back here.