A short list of all the possibilities today can bring:

  • running into an old friend!
  • getting a new coin collection to review!
  • coming up with a brilliant new business idea
  • finding a killer deal on something
  • having a mind-altering convo
  • going on an epic walk
  • learning a new trick (#skateboarding)
  • finding the *perfect* gift for someone!

I keep this in a draft email to bring up anytime I feel like the day might suck ;)

And sometimes even when I’m feeling great!

It’s fun to think of all the possibilities life can bring on any given day…

And interestingly, the things you most look forward to usually don’t cost a thing.

What would your list look like?

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PS: I’m at Fincon all weekend if any old friends would like to meet up for coffee and mind-altering convos :)

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  1. Steveark September 8, 2022 at 9:52 AM

    Already done the walk at 5:30 this morning with two buddies.
    Hiking to a new waterfall
    Economic development volunteering
    Charitable foundation volunteering
    College trustee volunteering
    Engineering student mentoring
    Planning next road trip with spouse
    Going off roading with our ATV
    Expert witness consulting work
    Have lunch with a friend

    Can’t do all of that in one day but some weeks I hit all of those at least once, except for the work one, I might hit that one only once a month, if that.

    1. J. Money September 12, 2022 at 11:02 AM


      i see most of those items involve other *people* too :)

      perhaps one day it shall be with me?!

  2. Impersonal Finances September 9, 2022 at 2:02 AM

    Great list! Excited I got to watch football #today and the rest of this weekend! Enjoy Fincon and I hope you cross out a bunch of these while you’re there!

    1. J. Money September 12, 2022 at 11:07 AM

      I did! haha…

      nothing like hanging with people you admire in real life over pixels all the time :) exhausted like no other but worth every penny!

      next year’s conference will be in New Orleans btw… I think you’re gonna have to come ;)


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