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Audiobook I am hearing: Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand This past week I started my most ambitious audiobook to date.  The 62-hour reading of Atlas Shrugged by author and philosopher Ayn Rand is a monster!  So far I have heard about 5 hours and have enjoyed getting to know the characters and the setting for this epic story.  I decided to listen to this one after a solid recommendation from a good friend.  He believes that the best-written description of the concept of money exists as a monologue in this book.  He also talks about how listening to its story gave him significant clarity as to the way the world works.  Accordingly, I am hoping to gain similar knowledge.  That being said, if you have a long road trip or flight (or series of flights

Project I am completing: DIY Compost Bin In excitement for a new law in California that requires composting, my boys and I made a wooden composting bin that will live on the side of our house.  The goal of the new law is to reduce organic waste by 75% by the year 2025.  In preparation for the build I watched a number of YouTube videos, including the one I linked above.  After careful consideration, I decided on a design that included an opening and closing lid, slated sides and a hinged lower door to allow access to the premium dirt at the bottom of the bin.  The materials were purchased from Home Depot (I only had to go back twice

Audiobook I am hearing: The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel One of my goals this year is to further develop my understanding of the concept of money and to create some foundational principles for its use in my life.  This book was a good foundation for this pursuit.  Concepts such as how to utilize the concept of compounding interest, how to prepare for the unknown and how to prioritize where you place your hard earned dollars are all topics covered.  That being said, the majority of the wisdom from this text can be gleaned by listening purely to the last two chapters.  However, the advice given during the last 30 minutes of this audiobook is profound. If you are looking to improve your financial life this year, give this a listen! Method of transportation I am utilizing: Amtrak Train This past weekend I took the train from Solana Beach up to meet with my master mind group in Santa Barbara.  This choice to use the train rather than drive turned out to be a massive advantage.  To start, the round trip ticket was about $80 versus driving my truck would have cost about $250 for gas. I was also able to get about six extra hours of work done, I was relaxed upon arrival and enjoyed listening to music while watching the ocean most of the way up the coast.  If you have ever considered traveling up the coast of California you might think about using the train to help you get there in a very comfortable and cost effective way. Quote I am loving: “Nothing is as good or as bad as it seems.”~ Scott Galloway This is one of the concepts put forward by Housel in his book The Psychology of Money.  This idea can be applied to both stressful and seemingly beneficial situations to help avoid feeling too low or too high about your financial life.  The greater your ability to keep calm in either instance, the better your ability to make calm, rational decisions that will work in your favor in the long run.  This week try to apply this philosophy by running things through this filter! Have a kick ass week everyone! In Health, Dr. Devin Shea, DC