Prioritify came about after I had a few conversations with family and friends. I realised the knowledge I took for granted wasn’t necessarily known by others. I’m not patting myself on the back here, was mostly finance type stuff. With a background in finance I guess I just thought, “everybody knows that don’t they?”
Turns out they don’t. Combine this with having a self improvement book on the go at most times, I’ve exposed myself to a lot of thinking on these subjects. Plus, working with some very good people who gave me direction. Some continue to help me in more of a mentor role these days.
Perhaps I should introduce myself and you can read more about me, James P Hart, if you wish. The ‘P’ is important! I started my working life in a Chartered Accountants’ office in Australia. I was also completing a business degree. I had grand plans to work in small, medium and large professional service firms. Think accountants, lawyers, consultants and similar.
I achieved that in my early 30s. At the same time I realised it wasn’t really what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. Since April 2000 I have been self employed. Since May 2009 I have been a permanent traveller.
At the moment this website is just me. Not some media company analysing visitor behaviour and tailoring content, advertising and products to what attracts the most readers.
Most things in life don’t need to be that complicated. The path to a wealthy life is a perfect example. Complicated personal goals and to do lists is another. One popular personal finance website has over 50 menu items in the footer. That is not my style. Endless business growth does not have to be a primary goal.
Like many other subjects, those who are considered experts often make things appear complicated. A cynical person might suggest that is so people will come back to them and buy their products.
Thinking about what you want out of life, designing a plan to get there and then implementing the plan doesn’t need to be difficult nor complicated. Most of us can do some of that and with a bit of encouragement can do more.
Plenty of the ideas presented here may not be to your style. That’s cool. Just because you don’t agree with one article, please don’t assume you won’t find anything else of value. Never assume is one of life’s lessons taught to me by an insurance lawyer I worked with many years ago. He would probably get a laugh if he knew how many times I think of him.
My intention is to provide you with some ideas and simple ways to improve your life. Remember, being wealthy is not the same as being rich. Money is purely a measuring tool not an end goal. It is what you what to achieve with the money, not the amount of money.
So next time you say, “I want to be a multi-millionaire by the time I’m 30”, consider why you need that much money. For many it is freedom. There are many other ways to achieve freedom.
If you are looking for in depth case studies to prove points, it’s best you look elsewhere. These ideas will be presented quite succinctly and if it is something that resonates with you, get in touch and I’ll be more than happy to expand and point you in the direction of some more reading.
I’m not sure where I first saw it written that if something needs instructions then it has been poorly designed. Perhaps against better judgement I have added one. So if you are visiting for the first time, Start Here.