Well, who knew what you might learn from a visit to the gym on Adelaide Street?
And I don't think that quite fits.
3 rules for success
1 - Pleasure-Pain
From a personal finance point of view, if you see credit card statements as something to be avoided and quickly dispensed to the waste paper basket, it is likely that you see money management as a pain to be avoided.
The good news is that personal finances and investment can become a source of pleasure as they steadily improve.
There is certainly no way I would write books (or indeed this daily blog!) if I didn't enjoy the process.
Yes, hard work is important - but the real key to success is finding a vocation that does not really feel like hard work because you have a genuine passion for that field.
2 - 80/20 Rule
Most of your revenue will be generated from only a small number of your products, and perhaps only one of them.
On the other hand 80 percent of your complaints will likely come from 20 percent of your customers (and it's unlikely to be the same 20 percent).
Used correctly the 80/20 Principle is a far more empowering concept than that.
From an investor's perspective this clearly does not mean that you should ignore the important benefits of diversification.
3 - Compounding
Look out for my third book hitting the shelves in Australia around September or October time.
In the meantime, a veritable slew of economic data is due out across the next 72 hours, so stay tuned...