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I tweet things my dad didn't teach me but you should know. Uncomplicated tweets that help you get focused, so you can be dangerously successful.
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Jan 15 16 tweets 2 min read
It's 9pm and I'm trying to think of the best advice I can give young people that I didn't have. (I'm 55 so this includes a lot of you).

Are you ready? If I could give you ONE piece of advice, this is it...

// a short thread 🧵 Get your finances in order. Don't wait.
Jan 8 16 tweets 2 min read
My parents visited a few weeks ago. I hadn't seen them in over 2 years because of Covid restrictions.

When they flew home I called to make sure they'd made it ok.

They didn't answer.

// a thread 🧵 As it turns out, even with a 21/2 hour layover, they missed their connecting flight.

That's when it hit me...

• There will be a day when they won't pick up the phone.
• There will be a day when I can’t fly home to visit.
• There will be a last call with them.

It hit hard.
Dec 8, 2021 13 tweets 2 min read
We adopted 4 little ones three years ago. They're ages 5-10.

Ten things I will absolutely teach them.

// a thread 🧵 Be curious about everything.

Question everyone.

Question your teachers.
Question your friends.
Question me.

"Why?" is actually one of my favorite questions.
Dec 6, 2021 21 tweets 4 min read
Does Having a 'Life Purpose' Even Matter? I don't think so.

Here's why.

// a thread Rather than thinking, "What's my purpose in life?" Think, "What's my purpose right now?"

So many people worry about the distant future, they forget about what's right in front of them.
Dec 3, 2021 12 tweets 3 min read
I hated cold showers, now I love them.

This is what changed.

// a thread 🧵 Why would I put myself through the torture of a cold shower?

When I first started Twitter I read posts from various influencers, bragging about cold showers.

"I get up at 4am, take a cold shower, chew one nails and coffee beans and wrestle a bear every morning."

What?
Nov 28, 2021 14 tweets 3 min read
The new year is just 32 days away.

On January 2nd everyone will be scurrying around half heartedly deciding what their New Years Resolutions will be.

Most will quit...if they even get started.

Do this today to get a head start:

// a thread 🧵 Start small. There's no rush. Consistency is EVERYTHING.
Nov 24, 2021 21 tweets 3 min read
If I was 20 years old again…

// a thread 🧵 I’d cut 1/2 my “friends” and spend more time with the real ones.
Nov 15, 2021 16 tweets 5 min read
5 Ways Twitter Changed My Life...

// a thread 🧵 1. I found Money Twitter on accident at the end of 2020.

I followed an account that tweeted about the stock market,

which led to another that tweeted about index funds,

which led to another that tweeted about Bitcoin.

I couldn't get enough.
Nov 5, 2021 25 tweets 5 min read
"Our sleep quality is more important than our diet and exercise, combined." Shawn Stevenson, Author of Sleep Smarter

10 proven strategies that are easy to implement, so you can sleep better. Tonight.

// a thread I'm 55 years old and didn't fully understand this life hack until earlier this year.

I sleep better
I feel better
I look younger

There are no other life hacks. This is the only one.
Nov 3, 2021 14 tweets 3 min read
The problems you think you have, some people are praying for.

// a thread 🧵 I pray every day that God would send someone to our gate who we can help.

Last week, God sent Carlos.
Nov 1, 2021 13 tweets 2 min read
How to know if she's THE ONE?

Very few people know right away if someone is the right one. It takes time.

This is what I would tell my sons: Make a list of qualities your looking for in a wife. It could be 5 or 50. Rank them in order of importance to you.

Know what you're looking for.
Oct 29, 2021 17 tweets 3 min read
The BIGGEST time suck that everyone does. Including you.

// a thread🧵 (and a story about Bitcoin) It's midnight and you're halfway through the newly released Netflix series Squid Game.

You pause long enough to negotiate with yourself.

"Just one more episode. I've pulled all nighters before. Hell, I practically majored in them in college!"
Oct 27, 2021 21 tweets 2 min read
17 reasons marriages fail. Knowing them might protect yours.

From someone who's been there.

// a thread 🧵 • Infidelity

Cheating is always based in selfishness.
Oct 15, 2021 22 tweets 4 min read
Everything your dad should have taught you about investing but didn't.

// a thread My dad worked hard.

At 18 he started working in the gold and silver mines of Leadville Colorado, alongside my grandfather.

He never invested in the stock market and he never contributed to an IRA.

Obviously, my dad never taught me to invest, so it never crossed my mind.
Oct 9, 2021 6 tweets 2 min read
3 ways I messed up that you can avoid...right now.

//tiny thread - Get healthy

You can pay now or pay later but everyone pays.

The price is steep when you're older.

Things you might not think about:

• drink more water (1oz for every 2lbs you weigh)
• get enough sleep (7-8 hours a night)
• meditate 10 minutes a day
Oct 8, 2021 23 tweets 8 min read
I read 10 books during the Covid pandemic that changed my life for the better.

Here they are...

// thread Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

What you'll learn:

- Practical advice for tapping into your own creativity.

"A must read for anyone hoping to live a creative life...I dare you not to be inspired, to be brave, to be free and to be curious." @POPSUGAR amazon.com/Big-Magic-Crea…
Oct 1, 2021 21 tweets 3 min read
My wife cheated on me.

// thread I called my wife's office during lunch. Her boss answered the phone.

"Hey George, she just left. Can I leave a message?"

"No. I'll call later."

"I LOVE the flowers you sent her."

(awkward pause)

"Thanks!"

Except...I hadn't sent her flowers.
Sep 29, 2021 12 tweets 2 min read
"What if I fail?"
"What if she says no?"
"What if I let them down?"

Is fear is running your life?

// thread 🧵 Image In the beginning, living with fear can be comfortable.

As long as you don't do anything crazy, fear doesn't go crazy himself.

But we all know, it never lasts.

Fear gets greedy.
Sep 27, 2021 16 tweets 3 min read
I'm a 55 year old who gained 10,000 followers on Twitter in just 6 months.

This is my story.

// thread In 2012 we sold everything and moved from the United States to a small mountain village in Guatemala.

We sold our dream home.
We sold 2 successful businesses.
We sold all the kids toys.
Sep 23, 2021 15 tweets 3 min read
Webster’s Dictionary is wrong. Marriage isn’t a noun, it’s a verb.

How to get through your first year.

//a thread You can't plant a seed (or a marriage) and expect it to bear fruit the next day...or the next month or even the next year.

It doesn’t work that way.
Sep 22, 2021 24 tweets 4 min read
"83% Of All Marriages Are Unhappy"

My wife gives her very best advice to get you into the top 17%

// thread I NEVER EVER talk poorly about him behind his back. I always lift him up. No matter what.

Women are black belts in this. Stop it.