Darius Foroux

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Common sense is uncommon in real life

What does it mean to be wise? To me, it has nothing to do with a person’s IQ or degree. A wise person is someone who applies common sense.

That sounds paradoxical, right? Common sense is common after all. It’s about the insights, lessons, and wisdom everyone knows. …


Writing is like taking the stairs

The other day I read an HBR article about a company executive who discovers that employees are using the office copier for personal reasons. He creates a memo to address it. And he goes through three levels of revisions:

  • First, eliminate wordiness
  • Then, get the tone right
  • Finally, make the…


“Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you.”

Without self-belief, we can never do the things we want. It’s difficult to be happy, have a career we enjoy, and make an impact on others if we keep doubting ourselves.

Without self-belief, we’ll go through life with our heads down, trying to avoid failure, criticism, and risk.

Without self-belief…


What are some things you should say no to right now?

Have you ever felt that you “have to” do something? Maybe you spent long hours at work because your manager said they “need” you there.

Or attended a meeting to keep up appearances. Or made decisions solely to not disappoint your parents, friends, mentors, or anyone you look up to.


Inform your reader

Let’s say you’re a first-time entrepreneur who’s looking to sell digital products or services. Maybe you’re a designer, engineer, coder, or writer. And you’re launching your first online course.

How would you market your product/service? How do you successfully capture the interest and curiosity of your target audience?

Some people…


Yes, you can be productive if you don’t wake up at 4 am

“Get up at 4 in the morning and get a cold shower!” It’s classic productivity advice that I feel like I hear every day from one source or another — whether it’s on YouTube, social media, a blog, or mainstream news websites.

It seems like everyone’s on the “waking up…


No matter what type of financial opportunities you pursue, make sure you stay in the game

In 2007, I worked as a mutual funds advisor at ING. I thought I was a real hotshot and also started investing with my personal money. The first stock I bought was the company I worked for at the time.

Within a year, I lost 60% of my money because…


Decrease resistance and make your life simpler

The Roman Emperor and philosopher Marcus Aurelius talked about the difficulty of getting up every morning — a challenge that most people can relate to in modern day life. In Meditations, he wrote:

“At dawn, when you have trouble getting out of bed, tell yourself: “I have to go to…


Less screen time, more ‘life’ time

Have you ever been on vacation, but you can’t shake the habit of checking your emails “just in case” or “just for a bit”?

Think about that day-off or weekend where you suddenly thought of work, even when you’re supposed to be enjoying a night out with friends. …


As you go through life, you can accumulate more money, and if you play it right, you can use that money to work less

In the hunter-gatherer phase of humanity, we exchanged our time for food. We spent hours, sometimes days, hunting or gathering food to survive.

When the agricultural revolution started around 10,000 BC, we no longer had to hunt for food. …

Darius Foroux

Author of 7 books, including Think Straight | My course on wealth building is now free: dariusforoux.com/wealth-strategies

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