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by Hristo Botev
Mon May 03, 2021 1:39 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Resources and recommended listening
Replies: 94
Views: 42678

Re: Resources and recommended listening

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCi8jM5w49UezskDWBGyKq5g Greg Judy, regenerative rancher; and OnlineGreatBooks' podcast on Allan Savory's Holistic Resource Management: https://onlinegreatbooks.com/105-allan-savorys-holistic-resource-management/ Well, I'll add this Ted talk from Savory: https://www.t...
by Hristo Botev
Fri Apr 30, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Just Gravy
Replies: 121
Views: 13878

Re: Just Gravy

What a wonderful ray of sunshine this post is; thank you for sharing.
by Hristo Botev
Thu Apr 29, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Road Goes on Forever--Sometimes in Circles
Replies: 72
Views: 2965

Re: The Road Goes on Forever--Sometimes in Circles

, and the party never ends.
by Hristo Botev
Thu Apr 29, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Resources and recommended listening
Replies: 94
Views: 42678

Re: Resources and recommended listening

More from my odd library of Oklahoma-based podcasts, out today, a not favorable review of Jordan Peterson and his new book from the OnlineGreatBooks.com podcast: https://onlinegreatbooks.com/beyond-ord ... -for-life/
by Hristo Botev
Thu Apr 29, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Hristo's FI Journal
Replies: 866
Views: 128209

Re: Hristo's FI Journal

They are just goals; I like to have goals to work towards to track my progress against--I learned a long time ago not to make the goal the thing, but to make the process the thing. Right now I'm just enjoying the fact that I get to put 5 more lbs on the bar every other day; and just blown away that...
by Hristo Botev
Thu Apr 29, 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Hristo's FI Journal
Replies: 866
Views: 128209

Re: Hristo's FI Journal

Just putting down some specific and quantifiable goals I'm actively working towards: - 1,000 lb club (deadlift, squat, bench press) - $1,000,000 total net worth (just cuz) - Reach the expenses/ppi crossover point - Build and continuously maintain a 2-month supply of food, water, and other essentials...
by Hristo Botev
Thu Apr 29, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Resources and recommended listening
Replies: 94
Views: 42678

Re: Resources and recommended listening

Just as an aside, and not to derail this thread/topic, I wonder if others (either on this forum or in the media) have observed an emergence of cultural commentators or influences or whatever, mostly speaking to men, specifically from Oklahoma and West/North Texas. I don't have any particular connect...
by Hristo Botev
Thu Apr 29, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Resources and recommended listening
Replies: 94
Views: 42678

Re: Resources and recommended listening

Funny, I listened to that on my way in to work this morning and was thinking it'd be a good candidate for posting here. Good stuff about halfway through talking about the importance of reducing stress, and that a good way to do that is to simplify your life via downsizing and getting rid of stuff y...
by Hristo Botev
Wed Apr 28, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Hristo's FI Journal
Replies: 866
Views: 128209

Re: Hristo's FI Journal

Fun with charts; still so far to go.

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by Hristo Botev
Mon Apr 26, 2021 1:02 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Hristo's FI Journal
Replies: 866
Views: 128209

Re: Hristo's FI Journal

Hadn't checked in on CHS's blog for awhile and I laughed out loud when I read the lead on today's post: The takeaway here is obvious: earn as little money as possible and invest your surplus labor in assets that can't be expropriated. https://www.oftwominds.com/blogapr21/expropriation4-21.html Yep, ...
by Hristo Botev
Mon Apr 26, 2021 8:34 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: mooretrees journal
Replies: 375
Views: 83358

Re: mooretrees journal

I'm pushing DH to try and figure out small tasks that we can hire out or try enticing friends to help with. That seems to be a difficult task for him and he gets to feeling cornered no matter how non-confrontational I try to be. We're trying a different way to talk about it in the future as the fac...
by Hristo Botev
Wed Apr 21, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Hristo's FI Journal
Replies: 866
Views: 128209

Re: Hristo's FI Journal

As for the other question, I think experience at "the upper level" (regardless of the field of interest) eventually makes it clear that most people just like techniques (the second way) and that many will never see beyond techniques. However, having met very many people by that time, it i...
by Hristo Botev
Wed Apr 21, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Hristo's FI Journal
Replies: 866
Views: 128209

Re: Hristo's FI Journal

Thanks @JP; I sincerely appreciate you taking the time to put together such a thoughtful reply. Perhaps you're right that this is all just part of me "leveling up" and having some confusion and friction around that, or even that I'm in fact regressing in some way. But I don't really think ...
by Hristo Botev
Tue Apr 20, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: How much do you give to charity?
Replies: 65
Views: 5524

Re: How much do you give to charity?

@WB: Your thinking certainly makes sense to me. I read Bill Bonner's "Family Fortunes" book a while back, which I enjoyed; and I bring that up as he is someone who has some interesting thoughts about charity, which basically boil down to something along the lines of: it's more likely than ...
by Hristo Botev
Tue Apr 20, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: How much do you give to charity?
Replies: 65
Views: 5524

Re: How much do you give to charity?

Radical Personal Finance also did an episode that talked about the Giving While Living concept at the individual level ( here ). His categories for giving were children, family/friends, and then charitable organizations. As a list of giving priorities, this certainly makes sense to me. For the ERE ...
by Hristo Botev
Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:39 am
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: Best Life Lessons to Pass on to Kids
Replies: 33
Views: 14613

Re: Best Life Lessons to Pass on to Kids

Your life is not about you.

Also, have lots of kids, and start young.
by Hristo Botev
Fri Apr 16, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Systems!- Level 6 towards 7
Replies: 194
Views: 10064

Re: Systems!- Level 6 towards 7

For my newly discovered strength training interest, I'm curious if a Mark Rippetoe type would be an example of a WL 7 or 8. So at the lowest level someone is out of shape, diabetic, dependent on drugs and expensive medical care, etc. etc. Then they get in to strength training by joining (and paying ...
by Hristo Botev
Fri Apr 16, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Systems!- Level 6 towards 7
Replies: 194
Views: 10064

Re: Systems!- Level 6 towards 7

That's also my forum attitude in a nutshell: I'm willing to put in my effort in answering a question exactly in proportion to how much thought I perceive the person asking it has put into preparing to understand my answer. That was certainly my experience with you when I started this thread: https:...
by Hristo Botev
Thu Apr 15, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Hristo's FI Journal
Replies: 866
Views: 128209

Re: Hristo's FI Journal

2 weeks into the StartingStrength novice linear progression lifting program, and man, I should have done this a long, long time ago. So far it seems to be the exact right amount of reps and sets, so I'm not overly fatigued/sore and can actually function physically (playing/coaching sports with the k...
by Hristo Botev
Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Hristo's FI Journal
Replies: 866
Views: 128209

Re: Hristo's FI Journal

Yesterday was a good day: Lifted heavy weights in the morning; did 8 hours of good work at the office (and helped to settle a particularly not-fun-to-work-on lawsuit that I was NOT looking forward to trying this summer); planted some pumpkins a friend from church gave me; jump-started and changed th...