Don’t Stop Until the Finish Line

If you’ve ever ran a marathon, you’d know the feeling of exhaustion. Well, the thing to remember is, even the best of us get tired. Let’s make sure we are keeping a steady pace.

With that said, develop the habit of getting excited in your financial independence journey and don’t quit at the 2 mile mark.

If you recall, The Broke Investor set out to get S.M.A.R.T. in 60 days. What may have slipped by you fine folks was The Broke Investor failed to put a new S.M.A.R.T.  GOAL.

For those who caught The Broke Investor’s broken ways, cheers to you. You are in the top 20% who know how to get to the top. Remember, there are millions of people performing 10x better than you, in anything you do.

For some, performing 10x better could mean being only able to run only 1/2 a mile, when someone else can run 5 miles, at any given time. For others, it might mean the ability to earn 10x more than what you are currently making.


The BLS reports earnings for production and nonsupervisory employees on private nonfarm payrolls, seasonally adjusted have average weekly earnings of $750.62. Think about it. Someone else is making $7,506.20/wk.

To be honest, it’s not because they are smarter than you. It’s not because they are better than you. And it’s especially not because they are far better looking than you. It’s simply because they have well planned out goals that they are achieving.

Let’s continue to strive to be in the top 20%.

BROKE TIP: Even if you are in the bottom 10%, you can still achieve greatness.

While The Broke Investor is waiting for March to come around to publish the next set of 25for5HTML, let’s go ahead and start on investment #2. Before jumping in, one key thing about all of your investment products is that you need to really have a reason you are doing it. For instance, this next goal is set out because The Broke Investor is now a book juggler and is always looking for his next read.

Reading books can help you while on the road to Financial Independence. If there was a book that was written by a successful person and they wrote down how they did it, wouldn’t you want to know how it was done? Learning from other people’s experiences is called being “doubly smart”.


After setting the 50/25/20/5 Budget Guide, however, it has been difficult to continue on the path of stocking The Broke Investor’s library. With the average book costing anywhere between $9.99 – $29.99, the library is the second best option. The thing is, owning something always feels better than borrowing.

That’s why an online book exchange platform should be created. The Broke Investor has plenty of duplicates and classics that, although they would be missed, could be read by someone else. At the same time, The Broke Investor can then get another good book to read.

S.M.A.R.T. GOAL #3:

Specific: Provide an online book exchange platform

Measurable: Be able to give a book and get a book from any reader.

Achievable: front-end design has already been completed

Results-focused: To build The Broke Investor’s skill-set in XML APIs

Time-bound: By March 2, 2018, The Broke Investor will complete the online book exchange

As always, 
Keep growing, keep investing.

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