Author: Austin

The Southwest Effect

The Southwest Effect is a term that I made up. It refers to those instances when a group is divided between those in the know and those who are totally lost due solely to lack of experience.

I made up this name because I’ve witnessed the same situation multiple times while boarding planes on Southwest Airlines: first-time Southwest flyers show up to the gate and have no idea what’s going on because their process is so different.

In this video, we’ll talk about being on either side of this proverbial fence and how that can apply to the rest of our lives outside the terminal.

Content or Complacent?

I’ve found it can be a fine line to walk between finding contentment or becoming complacent after getting to the end of a project. What’s the difference between the two and how do they impact my future behavior? That’s what we’ll discuss in today’s video!

Wants v Needs

I often-times find myself interchanging my use of “I need that” and “I want that”, but I’ve recently come to realize the potential pitfall in that strategy. While needing and wanting are definitely different things, we’ll discuss how we can use one to keep the other in check and keep our goals and priorities on track.

Hot Streaks

Recent research has shown that hot streaks are a real thing —— those seasons in our life where we keep producing win after win after win. What does that mean for the rest of us? We’ll discuss in this video.

Check out the full article here.

Becoming A Track Star

I’ve found that keeping track of four or five key tasks each month helps me focus on the things I consider most important. In this video, we’ll discuss 3 takeaways I’ve had from using this method!

You can download the Monthly Goal tracker I use in this video on my resources page.

Investing In Your Home

Home ownership is on my list of life goals so it’s something I try and read up on as much as I can before my wife and I dive into it. In this video, I share two recent article that I thought were important to consider for anyone in my position.

Sources:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/columnist/2018/02/18/why-your-home-lousy-investment-when-you-think-its-great/340516002/

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/07/20/1-in-3-millennial-homeowners-get-money-to-buy-from-retirement-funds.html?__source=sharebar|linkedin&par=sharebar

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/21/realestate/first-time-home-buyers-statistics.html