32 responses

  1. Jessica07

    Great, great, GREAT post, Shaun! Every word you said was completely accurate, in my book. “Go Hard or Go Home” is about to become an embroidered pillow on the couch in my office. Seriously.

    I’ve never been one who plays well in the sand box, because of my competitive nature. However, you gave me a whole new perspective on why doing just that may be the key to success.

  2. Shaun

    Hey Jessica,

    I like the pillow idea! Having a reminder nearby will definitely keep you motivated. I think that being competitive helps give you an edge, but like superheros we need to use our powers for good ;)

    Thanks for the great comment!

    • Jessica07

      LOL! Now all we need is superhero names and we’re set.

  3. retirebyforty

    hmmm… typical type A guy I see. :)
    I don’t live by “Go Hard or Go Home.”
    My motto is more “slow and steady wins the race.”
    Personal Finance is a long journey and we are tacking in the right direction.

    • Jessica07

      I should put that on the other side of the pillow.

  4. Shaun

    Hey Retirebyforty,

    Funnily enough I actually share a similar philosophy when it comes to investing. I think that’s why I invest in property rather than the share market. I still bring my game face though and do all my homework before I committ.

    • retirebyforty

      I mix it up with stock market and rental property. Hope I didn’t came off as a jerk earlier.

      • Jessica07

        For what it’s worth, I don’t think you did. :) Although, I’m leaving comment blunders galore all over the internet today. My brain seems to have checked out for the day.

      • Shaun

        @Retirebyforty not a problem at all, I appreciate the input ;)

        @Jessica like your new gravatar

      • Jessica07

        Thanks. We have over 6 inches of snow on the ground (and it’s still going strong). Needless to say, I made myself a more weather-accurate Avatar. Hehe.

  5. Mike

    I like it. “Make it competitive is my favorite” – as a washed up athlete, when anything is in competition format, individuals within a group always seem to work juuuuuuust a little bit harder.

    • Shaun

      Hey Mike,

      Funny what a bit of competition does, its a great way to keep motivated.

      Thanks for your comment

  6. Daddy Paul

    Great read! Ilike your comment:
    “A partner can act as a support mechanism, they can offer encouragement to complete a task, sympathy when you hit a stumbling block and they can kick your butt when you get lazy and lose direction”
    A friend will hold your feet to the fire!

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