Build Personal Wealth: Buy Appreciating Assets & Lease Depreciating Assets

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Appreciating assets are things that store value and have potential to appreciate in price over time. However, appreciating assets can also decline in price and lose value over time, depending on both micro- and macroeconomic factors. People typically buy appreciating assets as a wealth-building strategy, including real estate, stock, and other tangible and intangible things. …

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How to Use the Equity Theory of Motivation in Life & Business

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The equity theory of motivation states that a person’s motivation is directly related to their perception of equity, also known as level of fairness.  This theory by John Stacey Adams shows that you become more motivated when perceived equity is higher, and vice versa. Key inputs directly increase or decrease equity, affecting things like your salary …

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Arousal Theory of Motivation: What it is & How to Use it to Your Advantage

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The arousal theory of motivation states that motivation is tied to specific levels of “arousal”, which in psychology represents mentally alertness and attentiveness. People have different levels of optimal arousal that help them maintain motivation. However, studies show that “moderate levels of arousal” result in maximum motivation and ultimate success. How the Arousal Theory of …

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What’s Wrong With American Politics & What Can We Do About It?

What's Wrong With American Politics

If you’ve been paying attention to anything in America over the past few years, you know that our political system is failing us. Gone are the days of fair representation and altruistic politicians wanting nothing more than to serve the people who elected them. However, while our first instinct may point to recent events as …

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Why America Needs Proportional Representation in 2019

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Proportional representation (PR) is a Congressional or Parliamentary voting system where representation is allocated proportionally across multiple candidates or parties. The most common PR system is the Party List system, where people vote for parties instead of candidates. Established western countries like Italy, Switzerland, Canada, and more use a proportional representation voting systems. This is …

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How to Stop Worrying About Things You Can’t Control in 8 Steps

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It’s common for people to worry about things they can’t control, causing avoidable mental stress and anxiety that has tangible negative results. Luckily, we can stop worrying about things we can’t affect by defining what we can and can’t control and devising a strategy to change what we can and cope with what we can’t. …

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Overcome Social Pressure, Break Social Norms, & Live Your Best Life

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Social pressure is the direct influence of other people on your thoughts, desires, and actions. It’s the feeling that you should live your life according to other people’s narratives, following a path that’s considered “acceptable” by modern society. Social pressure confines us to a box, limiting the options of what’s considered a “successful life.” We’ve …

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