3 powerful habits you need to jumpstart the new year

3 powerful habits you need to jumpstart the new year

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3 powerful habits you need to jumpstart the new year
Imagine a dozen dominoes lined up in a row. Push the first domino and what happens? They all fall down. Now take that same dozen and double it. No, triple it. No, wait — add 15,000 dominoes, branching off into a bunch of crazy shapes and designs. Now, push the first domino and what happens? Here’s a video to help you out: Why are we talking about dominoes and cool YouTube videos? That’s because today we’re talking about keystone habits. These are the habits that — once implemented — have a positive impact on many other facets of your life. Like the first domino pushed in a row of others, all you need to do is perform this one habit and you’ll see the benefits ripple out. Let’s break down exactly what a keystone habit is, its origins, and give you three of the best keystone habits you can start today. What are keystone habits? Charles Duhigg introduced the concept of keystone habits to millions in his book The Power of Habit. In it, he describes keystone habits as “chain reactions that help other good habits take hold.” From Charles: “The power of a keystone habit draws from its ability [...]
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My boss went on a dream six-week vacation, and these are 5 things I now consider for my future travels

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My boss went on a dream six-week vacation, and these are 5 things I now consider for my future travels
Have you ever met someone who’s told you, “Traveling to experience different foods, sights, cultures, and people? Ew, no.” Me neither. The point is, the majority of us looooooove to travel, but [...]
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5 factors that helped these readers successfully boost their salary over $5,000

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5 factors that helped these readers successfully boost their salary over $5,000
There’s a lot at stake when you walk through your boss’s door to start the “talk.” You know the one: negotiating more money. That single conversation is too important for you to just blindly [...]
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How to set goals and achieve them with the RIGHT reward

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How to set goals and achieve them with the RIGHT reward
Chocolate can help you lose weight. No, seriously. It can. Or at least that’s what Charles Duhigg, habit expert and author of The Power of Habit, says: “Although it seems like very dissimilar rew [...]
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4 toughest interview questions you need to prepare for

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4 toughest interview questions you need to prepare for
So you’ve crafted a winning resume … … written an amazing cover letter … … and you might have gotten a little ahead of yourself and started clearing out your desk. Your hard work has paid [...]
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7 ways to buy back your time

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7 ways to buy back your time
If you had an extra hour in your day, what would you do with it? Pick up a new hobby? Learn a new language? Find new ways to make money? What if you had two extra hours, or even three? What would you [...]
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Retirement – How Much Money Do You Need?

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Retirement – How Much Money Do You Need?
Christy Bieber at the Motley Fool writes, “Retirement is a milestone most of us will someday reach because few people work until the end of their lives. But only around one-third of Americans are ve [...]
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19% of resolution-setters don’t even know if they reached their goal last year

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19% of resolution-setters don’t even know if they reached their goal last year
I don’t do New Year’s resolutions. When planning out goals, I focus on “themes” a lot more, since they let me look at the year ahead with a broad lens. Once I know what my theme is for the yea [...]
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The Best Of Round Table—New Year, New Goals

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The Best Of Round Table—New Year, New Goals
In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Best of Round Table edition—With the new year just starting out and goals still on our minds, we decided to dig deep into the vaults and pull out p [...]
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How Much Money Do You need to Invest in Real Estate?

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How Much Money Do You need to Invest in Real Estate?
The stock market has lost all its gains for the year. We are still up over 6,000 points since the Trump election. Some are getting nervous, and have moved money out of stocks into bonds. However, real [...]
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Forget New Year’s Resolutions and Conduct a ‘Past Year Review’ Instead

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Forget New Year’s Resolutions and Conduct a ‘Past Year Review’ Instead
I’m often asked about how I approach New Year’s resolutions. The truth is that I no longer approach them at all, even though I did for decades. Why the change? I have found “past year reviews” [...]
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Retired By 28—Why You Need To Look Beyond The Traditional Ways

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Retired By 28—Why You Need To Look Beyond The Traditional Ways
In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk with Chris Miles, a cash flow expert and leading authority on how to quickly create cash flow and lasting wealth. He’s been [...]
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How to give advice that people actually take

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How to give advice that people actually take
If you want to learn how to give advice that people actually listen to, there are two things you can do: Empathize with the person — and not act like an emotionless robot. Find people who want to l [...]
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4 easy money fixes to do before New Year’s

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4 easy money fixes to do before New Year’s
Ah, the new year. A time for parties, champagne, and questionable decisions made because of the aforementioned parties and champagne. Before you say goodbye to 2018, there are four things you can do t [...]
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Most generous thing I’ve heard in a long time

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Most generous thing I’ve heard in a long time
The holiday season is usually a time of year that inspires people to be their best self — and “live their best life.” But a trait that’s often undervalued when living a Rich Life is genero [...]
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Inverted yield curve: How it predicts financial disaster

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Inverted yield curve: How it predicts financial disaster
The inverted yield curve is a graph that shows that younger treasury bond yields are yielding more interest than older ones. And it’s TERRIFYING for financial pundits all over the world. It’s a g [...]
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Don’t be broke: 5 wealth mindsets for a Rich Life

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Don’t be broke: 5 wealth mindsets for a Rich Life
If you’re broke, things that people consider minor purchases can be a massive undertaking for you: Going out for meals and to bars Paying utility bills or rent Filling up your car with gas Heading [...]
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What is middle class?

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What is middle class?
“Middle class” is a common term spoken by news pundits, politicians, and that annoying friend of yours who likes to debate politics at dinner parties. While a lot of people like to bloviate about [...]
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Everything You Need To Know About Real Estate Wholesaling The Simple Way

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Everything You Need To Know About Real Estate Wholesaling The Simple Way
In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk with Brett Snodgrass—a full-time wholesale real estate investor and the CEO of SimpleWholesaling.com. Brett tells us that he [...]
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How to borrow from your 401k — with 3 alternatives

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How to borrow from your 401k — with 3 alternatives
A 401k is one of the most powerful investment vehicles for retirement — and it’s IWT’s favorite thing ever for several reasons: Pre-tax investments. You don’t get taxed on the money you cont [...]
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How much should I have in my 401k?

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How much should I have in my 401k?
I’ve talked about the 401k a few times before. [cue montage of every single time I scream at you to get a 401k] That’s only because the 401k is one of the most powerful investment tools at [...]
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42 money-making side hustle ideas for 2018

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42 money-making side hustle ideas for 2018
A good side hustle idea can open the door to unlimited earning potential. My team and I have spent more than a decade building money-making systems that have earned my students $1,000 and more on the [...]
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Entrepreneur = insecure

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Entrepreneur = insecure
Insecurity is fascinating. We hide it. We beat ourselves up for it. And to top it off, it seems like we’re the only ones who ever feel it. And yet: It’s the times we feel most insecure that we g [...]
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How to negotiate rent to save THOUSANDS per year

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How to negotiate rent to save THOUSANDS per year
I’m going to show you exactly how to negotiate your rent so you can put a couple thousand dollars — or more — in your pocket this year. Most people don’t think negotiating their rent can save [...]
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Sandwich Leasing—Everything You Need To Know About Being The Middleman

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Sandwich Leasing—Everything You Need To Know About Being The Middleman
In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk with Chris Prefontaine—Founder of SmartRealEstateCoach.com and the Smart Real Estate Coach Podcast. Chris, who has been in re [...]
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What You Need To Know About Multifamily Investing For Cash Flow Opportunity

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What You Need To Know About Multifamily Investing For Cash Flow Opportunity
In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk with Lane Kawaoka—SimplePassiveCashFlow.com. You may remember Lane from a previous podcast. He started his real estate investi [...]
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When to sell stock: 3 reasons to sell

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When to sell stock: 3 reasons to sell
The two most common questions I hear about stocks are: What stock should I buy? When do I sell? I’ve covered the first question before (check out my article all about stocks and bonds). That’s w [...]
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Drew Houston — The Billionaire Founder of Dropbox (#334)

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Drew Houston — The Billionaire Founder of Dropbox (#334)
“Write an interesting story, not a perfect story.” — Drew Houston Drew Houston (@DrewHouston) is co-founder and CEO of Dropbox. Since founding the company in 2007 with Arash Ferdowsi, Dr [...]
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Samin Nosrat — Master Creative, Master Teacher (#339)

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Samin Nosrat — Master Creative, Master Teacher (#339)
Photo by Adam Rose “Things that caused me so much pain and confusion as a kid ended up being really wonderful tools in my work.” — Samin Nosrat Samin Nosrat (@ciaosamin) is a writer, che [...]
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How to get traffic on your blog (in just 2 steps)

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How to get traffic on your blog (in just 2 steps)
Today, I’m going to share two strategies I’ve used to get traffic to my websites from extremely high-traffic blogs like Lifehacker and sites like the Wall Street Journal. These strategies are the [...]
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Website Redesign—One Year Later (Critical Lessons Learned)

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Website Redesign—One Year Later (Critical Lessons Learned)
I'm taking a look at the Smart Passive Income website redesign one year later to see what impact it has had on reader engagement and web traffic. [...]
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The Life Lessons and Success Habits of Four Presidents — Doris Kearns Goodwin (#335)

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The Life Lessons and Success Habits of Four Presidents — Doris Kearns Goodwin (#335)
(Photo by Annie Leibovitz) “If we think this is the worst of times, history will tell you, no, we’ve had more turbulent times before, and we got through them when you had the right leader [...]
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