How to Stop Worrying About What Other People Think

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In this issue:

  • Brain Buddha: How to Stop Worrying About What Other People Think
  • Money Buddha: Do This to Beat Inflation…
  • Body Buddha: Reduce Your Sugar Intake by Doing This…
  • Relationship Buddha: Jerry Maguire Got It Wrong…
  • Brain Buddha’s Visual of the Week


How to Stop Worrying About What Other People Think

As a child growing up, I had a lot of anxiety and always worried about what other people think.

Only as an adult now, I’ve learned to push past these worries.

This infographic, shares some useful tips to stop worrying about what other people think. Here’s a few of my favourites:

  • People are too busy worrying about themselves to really worry about what you’re doing
  • Focus on controlling your thoughts, not theirs
  • There’s no need to try to please everyone

See the infographic for more tips.


Do This to Beat Inflation

Whether you believe inflation is truly “transitory” (i.e. temporary) or not, inflation is something you should always be aware of eating away at your money.

Right now, bond yields and bond ETF’s don’t look too enticing either.

So, where do you park your money without inflation eating away at it?

With the expectations of higher interest rates (even from record lows), bank stocks are the profit beneficiaries of higher interest-rates.

But, not just any bank stocks, we’re not talking about the Bank of America’s, Citi, Wells Fargo’s…consider the smaller regional banks for protecting against inflation.

The banks are set to benefit from any interest rate hikes and not to mention, they usually pay a nice dividend. (The Money Buddha loves dividend-paying investments)

And if you’re in Canada, you can’t really go wrong with the big banks like Royal Bank of Canada (TSX: RY), Scotiabank (TSX: BNS), BMO (TSX: BMO) or TD Bank (TSX: TD).

*Disclaimer: we are not offering financial advice, we are only publishing & sharing our own financial strategies. Please consult your own financial advisor for specific advice to your own situation.


Reduce Your Sugar Intake by Doing This…

I can’t live without my morning coffee…but in order to keep my sugar intake low, I general drink my coffee black.

I’ll generally treat myself by adding sugar only once or twice in the week.

To keep myself from getting tempted to add sugar too often, I keep the sugar far and away from where I brew my coffee. Making it harder and less likely I’ll go to the trouble of getting the sugar out to add to my coffee.


Jerry Maguire Got This Wrong…

In the iconic movie, Jerry Maguire, one of the famous lines Tom Cruise had was when he told Renee Zellweger’s character: “You complete me.”

I love rom-com’s (hey, guys can like rom-com’s too), but I realized how this phrase actually harms us when it comes to relationships.

You don’t want or need to another person to “complete you”. It’s not healthy for you nor your partner.

I’d like to think of it more as being with a partner that “complements you” vs “completes you”.


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