Do You Want A Duck Or A Lifetime Stream Of Income?

I was at Wal-Mart on Thursday when I came across this deer, duck, dog, and bear toilet-paper holders being sold for the price of $24.97. Whipping out my phone, I took this picture to share with y’all:

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Obviously, those little guys are awesome. Why would you want to live your entire life taking toilet paper from metal placeholders when you could get the goods specially delivered by a duck for the rest of your life?

A question like that deserves a thoughtful response.

While duck toilet-paper holders are admittedly awesome, I also like to remember that it’s awesome to be a part-owner in an excellent business that feeds me cold, hard cash every three months and usually raises that amount with the passage of time (the raises typically come once per year).

Right now, General Electric trades at a little over $24 per share. Each … Read the rest of this article!

The Barrier To Increased Productivity

There are two classes of people don’t get things one. The first class is the lazy, and the second class is the category of people walking around all day with anxiety and talking about how they need to be more productive. They make checklists and will tell anyone who will listen about the work they have to do. The amount of effort thinking about work greatly exceeds the amount of work actually accomplished.

How do you remove this barrier to productive when you are thinking about putting forth intensive effort towards a task but are not, in fact, actually putting forth intensive effort towards a task?

Usually, the barrier comes from thinking about the necessary finished product rather than the individual elements necessary to creating the finished product. To use a pedestrian example, imagine the delayed task is “clean the house”. That can sound like a lot. If you break … Read the rest of this article!