The two year rule, stated simply, is that if you want your money back in two years, don't invest. It was stated by legendary investor Peter Lynch. We, of course, take a broader view of investing. In addition to money, we also invest time, effort and energy. If you want your returns in less than two years, you have too much short-term thinking. You lack the persistence required to succeed. The same can be said of entrepreneurship, because every entrepreneurial or creative endeavour is an investment. If you're not willing to stick with the drop-shipping store, Instagram page, podcast or blog for two years,
Most of us look for a map to follow. I suspect we have all been guilty of wanting to see the path laid out before us, with no hidden bends or unfinished roads. But as it is with real-world expeditions, you need to go off road. No great learning or solution can be laid out step-by-step-by-step. The Thousand Doors is the truth that your real future lies hidden, out of sight, and requires you to Open Doors. There is no fool-proof process, no journey free from obstacles. If you're being creative and daring, there are very few relevant best practices. Nothing worthwhile is straightforward. Stop
Wondering what the heck you're meant to be doing in the world? Wondering whether you're in the right place? Well, you shouldn't be. Not because you're failing, not because there's something wrong with you. Just because you're still building your Harbour Bridge. What the heck is your Harbour Bridge? Well, let's stop first and look around. Look around. Your friends might be starting things like little businesses, Instagram pages, blogs, personal websites and Youtube channels. They might write about their day, or they might share travel videos. These things are actually pretty typical. Pretty normal. But how do you make money doing them? How are they going
"The only risk, is not taking any risks" - Scott McKeon When you're in the Room choosing between a few Doors, there is only one option that is wrong. As each Door is really the first of a Thousand Doors that lie one after another, the only wrong decision is choosing no Door. The Door I'm opening now in my life is called The Constant Student Community. It is an online learning community to help people discover what they love doing — whether it's a traditional career, creative side project or full-blown startup. To be clear, this is a business I've co-founded and
Short answer — nothing. A guy called Thomas Harvey stole Einstein's brain when he died — Harvey did the autopsy and took the brain thinking he might find some answers. They cut it up, dissected it, studied it
The Most Interested Person Of All Time There was once a man who, five hundred years ago, figured out that birds wings flap up at a different speed to which they flap down. But he was no zoologist. He mapped out the dental structure of humans. But never practiced dentistry. He devised an experiment with a bull's heart and wax to determine how blood flowed in the heart. But he never treated a patient. He discovered friction, plus some of Newton's Laws two hundred years ahead of time, but didn't publish scientific findings at all. He designed flying machines, crossbows, and other feats of engineering.
Let's Bust Your Faulty Ideas About Motivation Perhaps you're not feeling motivated because what you're doing doesn't make sense. Perhaps it's just not worth doing. What's the struggle, dear reader? Is it getting out of bed to go to work? Is it sitting down to study? Well a few thousand years ago, a man by the name of Jesus walked head first into his own crucifixion. A bit more recently, a man by the name of Nelson Mandela walked head first into some 27 years in prison. What a mismatch then — why didn't they struggle to motivate themselves to do that stuff, when
This is Warren Buffett and Charles T. Munger. If you've never seen or heard of them before, they're two of the most famous investors of all time, and their partnership has lasted 62 years. They were introduced at a dinner party by a mutual friend who thought they'd get along in 1959. They form one of the most powerful partnerships of all time, and they show us the importance and impact that the right people can have on your life. The Impact I can't really comment on the impact Buffett has had on Munger, or vice versa. I'm not privy to their inner circles.