House of Cards Delivers a Powerful Lesson

House of Cards Delivers a Powerful Lesson

The day has finally arrived. Netflix has unleashed the third season of its insanely popular TV series “House of Cards”. I’ve been waiting for its arrival with bated breath since the announcement of its release some weeks ago. 

Not wanting to welcome its arrival unprepared, I’ve been skimming through the past two seasons, (re)watching the most critical episodes to ensure my memory of the crescendo is crisp—to be certain I won’t miss a single reference to past events. For additional context, I’ve even drunk every word of  Michael Dobb's book upon which the series is based. One could say I’m more than prepared for the new twists and turns awaiting the Underwoods.

Why is this series so….powerful?

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Making Change Stick

Making Change Stick

Last month, I had the opportunity to be interviewed by a local radio station. The topic? How to successfully start, and stick to, an exercise program—a popular pursuit at the start of any new calendar year. My main message? Start small and do what feels enjoyable to you. Something sustainable. And if you’re still not sure, seek the advice of a professional who can help point you in the right direction based on your personal needs and preferences.

I felt pretty good about the interview and fortunate that I’d recently read The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg. (Phew. Talk about timing!) I might not be writing much about the power of exercise here on Free to Pursue, but what I can offer is that the same principles that lead one to become a lifetime exerciser also apply when changing any other habit, including money habits—a category near and dear to my heart.

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