Archive for January, 2011
Recently read and article on lifehacker.com about hacking your mind and it really re-sparked interest in my thoughts about identity. Alot of people go through life trying to “define” themselves by the things they buy, do, read, watch, listen too. They do so according to what they believe are their tastes and their desires.
What is unfortunate is that most of what we consider “ourselves” is really just influence. Our identity is fluid and created by us, our parents, our environment. Most of our behaviors are learned behaviors, so that means we can unlearn and learn new ones whenever we want. I’ll leave you with a golden nugget, if everything we do and desire is learned then that means we ultimately have control over the things we do and choose to do. If you choose to believe it then you can learn to be a millionaire, or be a poor man living on the street. You can choose to “like” going to school, or you can learn to like working hard instead of partying all the time. If you start with the basic idea that everything that you have control over is a choice then you can really start to take control over your life.
What situations in your life do you continue to avoid simply because you use the excuse “this is just the way I am”? I’d be interested to find out, post them in the comments.
I have been talking to a group of friends and we are interested in forming an LLC to start an investment club. I thought there would be tons of information on the web about doing something like this but the more i do research the more it seems that people aren’t willing to really share how they did it. I mean there are simple guides that can be found on like e-how and other sites but nothing that really gets to brass tacks. The ones that do get close to brass tax only seem to want to sell you their services, which I conclude is total BS to say the least. So I guess in order to destroy this business area and hopefully educate some people in how to do this I’m going to blog and write out how we did it. Hopefully this will serve two purposes, mainly to help me gather the information I need to for a successful Investment Club LLC and not one of those “website ones where you have to be a member of another investment club blah blah blah” and maybe clear the fog a little bit about how one should go about forming their own investment club with friends.
Not sure how often I’ll update this site but I’ll put up as much information as I can.