How to Keep The Balance Between Quality and Quantity

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

It is no secret that the quality of consumer merchandise has dropped significantly in recent decades. Products made today are not designed to last more than a season or two and are nearly always cheaper to replace than to repair. While it appears on the surface that this decline in quality is offset by the […]

Instant Gratification-The Trap That Avoids Building Real Wealth

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

Instant gratification is wanting everything now, and its converse is deferred gratification. Low impulse control provides short term satisfaction but causes long term chaos, imbalance, and personal failure, while high impulse control causes short term dissatisfaction but provides long term order, balance, and personal success. Here are some classic examples of how the impulse of […]

Thriving on Less – Focusing on Enough, Not More

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed.” – Mahatma Gandhi I think it’s something that’s conditioned in us from an early age, by friends, television, and the general culture: we always seem to want more. More money, more gadgets, better furniture, a better house, a better car, more clothes, […]

Thriving on Less – Focus on the Essentials

Sunday, December 28th, 2008

“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.” – Hans Hofmann The first step in simplifying, and living with less, is to identify the essential – that which you want to keep in your life. Then eliminate as much of the non- essential as possible. I go into […]