Doug’s Philosophy: Navigating Life’s Maze with Wisdom


Each and every one of us have a set of ideas and philosophies that we believe in and I am no exception. In a world filled with change, complexities and uncertainties, having a personal philosophy based on sound principles can serve as a guiding light and assist us to navigate the intricate maze of life and economics. Today, I want to share with you my personal philosophy – a perspective on my life and my money that has not only shaped my own journey but has the potential to inspire and encourage you. Let’s explore these five key components of my philosophy.

Change Your Thinking

The first change that people need to make is in their thinking about how they earn money and how it affects their future. People need to understand and adopt an entrepreneurial mindset and shed the philosophy of the hourly or salaried employee. Embracing this shift in thinking empowers us to take control of our financial destiny. By viewing opportunities as vehicles for growth, we can shape our financial future on our own terms.

Don’t Wait

Individuals and families should not wait on family, government bureaucrats and politicians to solve or eliminate their financial issues; they must begin to gain knowledge and take their own actions… or suffer the consequences. Waiting for external solutions can lead to stagnation and missed opportunities. Instead, seize the reins of your financial well-being and take proactive steps toward securing a brighter future.

Live Now

If you live in the past, you live in guilt and hurt. If you live in the future, you live in anxiety and depression. We have neither one; we only have the present moment. My belief in living in the present moment encourages us to embrace the power of the now, not the past or the future. Dwelling on past mistakes or worrying about an uncertain future only robs us of the joy that can be found in the here and now. By living in the present, we can savor life’s experiences and make the most of every moment of each day.

Be Conscious of Change

Nobody knows how much money they’ll need today or ten years from now. Financial needs are not static, and they can change with time and circumstances. Therefore, it’s crucial to be considerate when planning for the future. My philosophy reminds us to approach financial decisions with flexibility and foresight, ensuring that we are prepared for whatever challenges or opportunities may come our way.

Guard Your Mind

I’m very concerned about people’s state of mind. People spend so much time focusing on what people think of them (social status, economic status, educational status, etc.),  we tend to ignore who we are on the inside . The world outside of us is changing so fast that our mind and our emotions remain in constant turmoil trying to process and keep up with so much constant change. 

In a world that’s evolving at an unprecedented pace, it’s easy to lose sight of our inner selves amidst the noise and chaos. My belief underscores the importance of nurturing our Emotional Intelligence. By focusing on our inner well-being(staying conscious), we are better able to navigate the rapid changes of the modern world with resilience and clarity.

In conclusion, my philosophy provides valuable insight into how we can approach life’s challenges and opportunities. It encourages us to change our thinking, take proactive steps, live in the present moment, be conscious and considerate in our financial planning, and prioritize our inner well-being. By adopting these and other principles, we can embark on a journey of personal growth, self-discovery, and fulfillment in life.