FF 026 - Wealth Tactics, Consistent Motivation, and Mental Toughness


Hello from Chennai, India!

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Welcome to the 26th Edition of FRIDAY FAVORITES!

Check out this week's list of things I've learned, how I've implemented them, and what I'm enjoying or pondering.

If you're also on the adventurous pursuit of smart passive income it'll come in handy 😉.

All the best,
- Adrien
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This book is so full of gems it requires consistent re-reading.  For just a small taste of those gems, have a look at Derek Sivers' notes on the book.

2. What I Am Doing: Recovering from a broken toe, but also, enjoying Holi!

Here's a sweet candid Raphaël my travel buddy took of me hard at work in a café. He's pretty talented. You can check out more of his work and musings here https://www.raphaelbenros.com/

3. What I Am Enjoying: Reading Tribe of Mentors everyday

I'm still ingesting this book and, every day I read a new mentor profile, I have another surge of motivation.

It's more than teaching me lessons, it's also a great motivational tool to keep you working towards your long-term goal.  So if you have trouble staying on track, maybe get a copy and see if learning from the results of others and how they pushed through to their goals helps you achieve yours.

4. What I Have Learned / Applied: Being stoic is a constant test from which you can never get your results.


Since being in India, I've been tested physically and mentally through:

  • terrible indigestion / stomach cramps
  • catching a cold from the intense switch of heat to cold AC
  • traveller's D 💩
  • spending the night in an Indian hospital's emergency care
  • a pressure cooker exploding all over my face, arms, and chest
  • more indigestion
  • and backpacking with a broken toe

At some point, this had me thinking "maybe I should end this trip and just take it easy", but what is an adventure without ups and downs?

This was a brilliant opportunity to put all of my stoic teachings to the test, and I'd like to say I passed, but there is no such thing. Hardships will come and go. The important piece is simply to keep plowing through them. There is no final grade or acknowledgment of one's efforts. Only more steadfastness in turbulent times.

5. Thought(s) I Am Pondering:

If you want to be tougher mentally, it is simple: Be tougher. Don’t meditate on it.
— Jocko Willink, former Navy SEAL Commander

Thanks for reading, have an awesome weekend! 😁

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