Comments on: Goodbye Old Buddy; Say Hello to My New Friend One couple's story of escaping 9 to 5 until 65 Wed, 20 Jul 2016 17:22:09 +0000 hourly 1 By: Bryan Wed, 16 Mar 2016 14:40:05 +0000 It amazing when you step back and thing about how powerful our ideas are and simply writing them down somewhere, has a huge impact on their achievement. Heck, we could have written them on the back side of junk mail, taping it to the wall, accomplishing the same results. However, our whiteboard (actually silver) soon felt like a familiar friend and our magic genie, granting us our deepest wishes by writing them down.

Of course we had to do our part to review, update, and take action on our goals. It was not always easy and as you can see, we kept the same goals for nearly 8 months. We were focused and wanted to get past the financial aspects and on to bigger things. The German goal was a big one for me that continued to build momentum the more time I spent. The same thing happened for us with our financial goals.

It will be interesting to see how motivated I am this time around with brushing up on German and improving my health. There will certainly be an updated post along the way! 🙂

By: ARB Tue, 15 Mar 2016 21:45:00 +0000 That’s amazing that you are taking the time to become bilingual not for a trip, not for a new career, not to be able to watch anime in its original Japanese without English subs (friggin’ weeaboos), but just to be able to speak to your mother. She should be proud.

The fact that the whiteboard is now smaller says something about the progress you and Dianne are making towards your goals. It means that you are achieving them left and right! You became debt free and you’re going to be retiring soon, hopefully. Two major goals crossed off the to-do list right there.

As for the original whiteboard itself, isn’t it funny how a meaningless, worthless object can suddenly have so much emotional significance once it’s not in the exact same place it was for years and decades on end?

ARB–Angry Retail Banker