My PoF Guest Post (From 2.5 Years Ago)

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I have now shared almost every single guest post I’ve ever written since starting this blog 5.5 years ago. Below is the guest post that introduced me to Lin, who is now the editor of this blog. Like I’ve done with past guest posts I’ve shared, I will sprinkle in current annotations with comments and updates from the present day. I hope you enjoy! Non-Physicians: What do you do (or did you do) for a living? What do you like best about your job? If you were a physician, what type of a physician do you think you would be? Why? In the digital world, I like to think of myself as the Chief Freedom Officer in my little corner …

My ESI Scale Interview

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It’s time to share and reflect on another guest post I wrote about 18 months ago. To this day my own journey blows my mind. I know it’s not typical but it is an example of what a lot of hard work, determination, and a little luck can do for someone given enough time to let the power of compounding work its magic. The key ingredient is consistency. It’s finding discipline when motivation is lacking. It’s doubling and tripling down on your strengths, which requires a keen sense of self-awareness. It’s about being prepared for the knock of opportunity that allows you to take advantage of “lucky” breaks.  In typical fashion, I will annotate the below post with updates from …

My Guest Post with Even Steven Money

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Today’s post is a throwback from four years ago. From time to time I like to republish guests posts I wrote on other blogs in order to memorialize them here on my blog and also to reflect, to see what has changed and what has remained consistent with respect to my goals and philosophies. The Even Steven Money blog disappeared for a while, but the blogger recently brought the blog back online and it reminded me of this post. I have annotated it with my thoughts and updates from the current day perspective [in blue and in brackets]. Who are you and tell me about your reason for setting a goal of FI? My name is Dominic and I am …

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Chasing FIRE Interview #8 – Millionaire Doc

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Today we continue our Chasing Fire interview series (<- click the link to see all interviews in this series). I have always enjoyed reading and listening to interviews to learn how people got to where they are, so as to learn from the successes and failures of others. Each individual’s story and path is unique, and we can certainly gain insights from those generous enough to share their stories. My job as the host is to find interesting people that will inspire and motivate you, as well as myself. I plan to share one high-quality interview per month (maybe even less frequently) and the questions may change over time. I anticipate this to be an iterative process and I would love your feedback in …

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Chasing FIRE Interview #6 – Marc from Vital Dollar

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Today we continue our Chasing Fire interview series (click the link to see all interviews in this series). I have always enjoyed reading and listening to interviews to learn how people got to where they are, so as to learn from the successes and failures of others. Each individual’s story and path is unique, and we can certainly gain insights from those generous enough to share their stories. My job as the host is to find interesting people that will inspire and motivate you, as well as myself. I plan to share one high-quality interview per month (maybe even less frequently) and the questions may change over time. I anticipate this to be an iterative process and I would love your feedback in the …

The Super Secret Interview I Did For the Tim Ferriss Book “Tribe of Mentors”

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I’ve been keeping a secret from you guys for a long time and I just can’t keep it in anymore. Tim Ferriss published his latest book, Tribe of Mentors, over a year ago. He asked to include me, and as you can imagine, I was humbled, excited, and scared as hell. If I said “yes,” then what would happen to the anonymity I have maintained all these years? If I said “no,” would I regret it for the rest of my life? Tim’s reach is millions of people vs. the thousands I get to reach with this blog every month. Could this be my Oprah Winfrey moment, when I got touched by someone mighty enough to transform my whole life overnight, and …

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Chasing FIRE Interview #5 – Cody from Fly to FI

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Today we continue our Chasing Fire interview series (<- click the link to see all interviews in this series). I have always enjoyed reading and listening to interviews to learn how people got to where they are, so as to learn from the successes and failures of others. Each individual’s story and path is unique, and we can certainly gain insights from those generous enough to share their stories. My job as the host is to find interesting people that will inspire and motivate you, as well as myself. I plan to share one high-quality interview per month (maybe even less frequently) and the questions may change over time. I anticipate this to be an iterative process and I would love your feedback in …

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Chasing FIRE Interview #4 – The Money Commando

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Today we continue our Chasing Fire interview series (click the link to see all interviews in this series). I have always enjoyed reading and listening to interviews to learn how people got to where they are, so as to learn from the successes and failures of others. Each individual’s story and path is unique, and we can certainly gain insights from those generous enough to share their stories. My job as the host is to find interesting people that will inspire and motivate you, as well as myself. I plan to share one high-quality interview per month (maybe even less frequently) and the questions may change over time. I anticipate this to be an iterative process and I would love your feedback in the …

Chasing FIRE Interview #3 – Denis From Chain of Wealth

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Today we continue our Chasing Fire interview series (click the link to see all interviews in this series). I have always enjoyed reading and listening to interviews to learn how people got to where they are, so as to learn from the successes and failures of others. Each individual’s story and path is unique, and we can certainly gain insights from those generous enough to share their stories. My job as the host is to find interesting people that will inspire and motivate you, as well as myself. I plan to share one high-quality interview per month (maybe even less frequently) and the questions may change over time. I anticipate this to be an iterative process and I would love your feedback in the …

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Chasing FIRE Interview #2 – Max from Max Your Freedom

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Today we continue our Chasing Fire interview series (click the link to see all interviews in this series). I have always enjoyed reading and listening to interviews to learn how people got to where they are, so as to learn from the successes and failures of others. Each individual’s story and path is unique, and we can certainly gain insights from those generous enough to share their stories. My job as the host is to find interesting people that will inspire and motivate you, as well as myself. I plan to share one high-quality interview per month (maybe even less frequently) and the questions may change over time. I anticipate this to be an iterative process and I would love …