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The Courage to Change Your Mind

Here’s a helpful filter to know when to worry: does something sound too good to be true, or does it sound so bad that people give up and stop thinking for themselves? Either way, when everyone around you agrees, it’s worth asking some questions. Questions like: “What’s really going on here—and who is threatened by disagreement?” Consider it an opportunity!...

New! A Reading Group Guide to The Money Tree

Link: –> Download the Money Tree Reading Group Guide In addition to the Third Way group that I’m starting, a lot of people have asked for materials to facilitate conversations around The Money Tree. I’m glad they did! We now have a free reading group guide that you can access for book clubs, friends and family, or just your own reflections. If...

If You Find Yourself Dreading Appointments You Made Long Ago, Start Asking “Would I Do This Tomorrow?”

You know the feeling you get when an appointment approaches on your calendar and you’re not looking forward to it? Maybe you’re even dreading it? Ugh, I totally forgot about that, you think. But I guess I need to to do it, since I agreed long ago. We’ve all been there. Some of us find ourselves there all the time. The good news is, there’s a trick...

The Third Way: New Interactive Meeting Thursday, May 7

Link: –> Sign up for a Live Meeting Last week I did a Masterclass for several hundred people who had pre-ordered The Money Tree. Can you have that many people on Zoom at once? Apparently you can! It was a lot of fun, and in some ways, it reminded me of my book tours … you know, like the one I’m not doing now. In the book, the main character...

The Real Imposter Is the Part of You That Hesitates

What holds people back from making a bold choice or following a dream? When you ask, often they’ll point to the lack of knowledge. They simply aren’t sure what to do, so they wait for someone to give them a step-by-step plan. Other times, they mention a lack of resources or some kind of access—perhaps they need money, or maybe they’re holding out...

The New York Times Reviews The Money Tree (and actually says good things)

Buy Now: Amazon | BN | Audible | Apple Books | Indie Bookstores Link: New York Times on The Money Tree When I heard that the New York Times was reviewing my new book, I was simultaneously excited and worried. I was excited because, well, it’s the New York Times! And despite several of my previous books selling well, they never really paid much attention...

How to Write a Novel

First up, thank you so much for your support of THE MONEY TREE! Despite the numerous challenges of current events, the book is getting out to lots of people. Now that it’s out, a number of readers have asked me to explain more about a big change I made. Specifically, my new book is unlike any of my six others: it’s fiction. I created an imaginary world...

New YouTube Series: Watch Live Every Weekday at 9am PT

Daily YouTube Series: –> Subscribe Here So I decided to start a YouTube channel, because a) why not, b) I need to adapt just as I encourage other people to do, and c) I’m not going to 40 cities at the moment. Every weekday at 9am Pacific time, I’ll be teaching a short lesson and taking live questions. I haven’t set a firm timeline on how...

Big News: The Money Tree Is Out Today!!

Buy Now: Amazon | BN | Audible | Apple Books | Indie Bookstores Greetings, friends and readers! A very quick note to say … my new book The Money Tree is out today! It’s all about Finding the Fortune in Your Own Backyard. I hope it will help people who are navigating difficult financial times, especially anyone with debt or those who are struggling...

The Second Best Thing You Can Do Right Now

Wondering what to do during this time of chaos? I have a proposal. First, the best thing you can do is what you already know about: keep people safe by washing your hands, refraining from gatherings, etc. But unless you’re on the front lines (THANK YOU to everyone who is), most of those actions are passive. When you’re sitting at home with clean hands,...

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