Browse All Tribes or choose a Tribe below:
By signing up I agree to Property Tribes Terms and Conditions
Already a PT member? Log In
Sign Up With Facebook, Twitter, or Google
By signing up, I agree to Property Tribes Terms and Conditions
Already a PT member? Log In
Don't have an account? Sign Up
To reset your password just enter the email address you registered with and we'll send you a link to access a new password.
Ah yes the crafty nap is the key to success .
I can do a 2 minute nod off at ad hoc times and it powers me up for another 4 hrs
I can tell how long I drop off for through the pause button on Sky just before I drift
Vital goals scored and moments in history which used to be missed are now just on a short time delay
I cant remember when i ever did 8 hrs straight . It just never happens
I dont suffer from insomnia but I just sleep when I`m tired and live when I`m awake
So I think its a metabolism thing and we all have our predisposition to x number of hours sleep
Whether one can train oneself to sleep less and still operate at optimum levels i dont know
I`m sure a sleep scientist would help here
But fortunately my disposition enables me to pack maybe more into an average day than others
Be that work rest or play
So the traditional 8 8 8 distribution for me became at various points 12 5 7 or even 14 6 4 @ peak
Do 14 6 4 between 20 and 25 then 12 5 7 25 to 30 then 8 8 8 30 - 40 when family and young kids
But the hard work you do between 20 and 30 pays dividends when/ if you can then retire at 45 to 50
Energy levels start to tail off at 50
50 to 100 can be the best times
100 to eternity are a bit boring I reckon . God may have a different view on this though
But I`m convinced that if the art of a `power nap` can be mastered then it doubles your chances of success
I think its the Japanese who do this well with their sleep pods in offices . It improves productivity
A good boss would see you yawning and so maybe smartly would say - go and take a 15 min sleep break
Our culture is more to shout at the poor individual and say I`m not paying you to sleep on my time etc
The employee gets miffed and slows down anyway partly through tiredness and partly as they are now sulking
Getting the balance right is different for different people
Jonathan Clarke. http://www.buytoletmk.com
I came across this 300 year old blog that discusses some of points people have made above. Thought it was worth a share...
Your savings, believe it or not, affect the way you stand, the way you walk, the tone of your voice. In short, your physical wellbeing and self-confidence. A man without savings is always running. He must. He must take the first job offered, or nearly so. He sits nervously on life’s chairs because any small emergency throws him into the hands of others.
Without savings, a man must be too grateful. Gratitude is a fine thing in its place. But a constant state of gratitude is a horrible place in which to live. A man with savings can walk tall. He may appraise opportunities in a relaxed way, have time for judicious estimates and not be rushed by economic necessity. A man with savings can afford to resign from his job. If his principles so dictate.
And for this reason he’ll never need to do so. A man who can afford to quit is much more useful to his company, and therefore more promotable. He can afford to give his company the benefits of his most candid judgements. A man always concerned about necessities, such as food and rent, can’t afford to think in long-range career terms. He must dart to the most immediate opportunity for ready cash.
Without savings, he will spend a lifetime of darting, dodging. A man with savings can afford the wonderful privilege of being generous in family or neighbourhood emergencies. He can take a level stare into the eyes of any man… friend, stranger or enemy. It shapes his personality and character. The ability to save has nothing to do with the size of income. Many high-income people, who spend it all, are on a treadmill darting through life like minnows.
The dean of American bankers, J.P. Morgan, once advised a young broker, ‘take waste out of your spending, you’ll drive the haste out of your life’. Will Rogers put it this way, ‘I’d rather have the company of a janitor, living on what he earned last year… than an actor spending what he’ll earn next year.’ If you don’t need money for college, a house or retirement, then save for self-confidence. The state of your savings does have a lot to do with how tall you walk.
We are family with two kids and we have made quite few sacrifices. Leaving with lodgers for 5 years for a start so loss of privacy when kids were small. This was hard at times. We have never spend money on branded clothes ( not that we miss this ), always driving older cars with no finanse, buying second hand stuff often. Some may call us cheap. But then we have 2 houses in E17 worth 1,2 mln with good equity, two flats in Poland and no loans apart of mortgage. Fairly decent cashflow too. Was it worth it? Yes. Would I do that again now? Rather not We are still living frugal life but allowing ourselfs for more pleasures and good holidays
Kureski - you have given a lot for your dream. Enjoy it!
100% agree .
Its the TV in the corner that quietly seduces weak people to spend
My mums 3 piece suite is 50 years old .
Perfectly ok with a few cushions to prop you up
Both my cars about 3K combined value
The dashboard lights up with various faults every other day
My fave is the big letters flashing STOP STOP STOP when the leaking rad runs dry
Another gallon of water to top it up and it runs for another month no sweat