If you have a medical problem you should research it on the web and then when at the doctor’s you should ask questions you already know the answer to. If, for example, you know a certain medical procedure comes with an increased risk of hypertension later in life, you should ask “Is there any risk to this? Will it have an effect in the future?” When the doctor says “no, no effect” then you ask the very direct question and see what happens. Short answer here is: if they lie, obfuscate, hide information, only push you towards surgery … get a different doctor.
There really needs to be a real estate agent review system. I can’t find a really good one for Australia. I’ve rented since 1998 and most of my agents have been terrible incompetent morons. But there is no centralised review system so no one ever knows.
Making money on eBooks is great! You forget work so easily. Forget all those hours and struggle. Soon it feels like you’re making money for nothing.
On writing and publishing – just start. This is damn near the only profession where others will piss on you at the start. They’ll tell you how hard it is. How it is such a fucking struggle. You’ll never make it blah blah. Turn up to learn Karate and they’ll teach you. Turn up to learn how to swim and they’ll teach you. Turn up to learn practically anything else and they’ll teach you and not piss down the struggle of writing. So… just start.
Having an emergency fund is a brilliant idea. I completely agree with “if you have no emergency fund, you already have an emergency”. I started one last year and then blammo, right before Christmas my car needed $1550 of repairs. We’re talking the week before Christmas. I had the money in an emergency fund so I was fine. If this had been last year then I would have either had to stay at home over Christmas or whacked a great blob of money on my credit card.
Being hungry can lead to being angry. Eat.
You are buffeted by moods and your energy level rises and falls and sometimes you have no idea why. While some of this is a mystery, other bits aren’t. For example: get good sleep, exercise, spend time with people.