How I live my life....

Insure your biggest risks, (and spend time thinking about what they are) or find ways to protect yourself against loss

Pay people to do what you don't like to do or aren't good at

Always ask for more just to see what someone will offer. People will surprise you

Deal only with people you trust

Avoid debt if possible

Know that there are only about 1 or 2 things you will do in a given day that actually matter. Spend time thinking and researching these, and less on the process of making it happen... Undoing things can cost a lot of time/money

Ask questions about everything, you will learn a lot more than you expected about things you didn't know...

These next few are recently learned lessons:

Pay extra for things that really matter and the things you will use often

Don't over-analyze the cost of small one time purchases - focus on the big ones are recurring ones...

Get it done right the first time