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My Top 3 Guiding Principles to “Agree To Disagree” and Move Forward Together

There’s nothing like Election Week to remind us that, in life and in work, sometimes we have to agree to disagree. It’s easier said than done, but it’s a crucial skill to develop if we’re going to work successfully with other people. But how do we do it? How do we stand together when we…

How To Use The Career Compounding Quadrant to Get More Equity

As I prepare to release my first book, No Dough To IPO,  one key piece that I want to over-communicate to you is: When you understand how to trade your time and talent for equity AT THE RIGHT COMPANY, you prioritize your long-term financial independence. That’s why I created a new conceptual model to help…

Why Passive Income Investing is Great for Technology Employees

Why is passive income investing for technology employees a great way to diversify? One major reason is that technology employees move at break neck speed everyday. We are called to solve challenging problems with sophisticated technology at a very fast pace. (I know because I am one!) That’s why when I  start to think about…

Not A Director or Founding Employee? 3 Ways To Get More Tech Equity

How do individual contributors get more tech equity at their companies, especially if they’re not at the director level or a founding employee? Being one of the first 100 employees or joining as a Director is an easier way to get more equity, of course, but there are other avenues. The first thing you need…

Are You Thinking Like An Investor or A Speculator?

What does it take to think like an investor instead of a speculator? And not just any investor. One who trades their time and talent in a carefully selected tech company for the greatest possible equity potential. Furthermore, once you’ve gone through an IPO event, how do you think like an investor when it comes…

How We Create Passive Income Through Real Estate

Since moving from Silicon Valley to Austin, TX, Regine and I have created our own “real estate laboratory.”  Our goal? Diversify out of stocks and create multiple passive income streams through real estate to carry us to retirement and beyond! We like to think of ourselves as real estate scientists! And, what do scientists do?…

How To Get The Sleep You Need With An Effective Nighttime Routine

How you perform at your job the next day starts with the night before.  We hear a lot about morning routines, but little about how an effective nighttime routine boosts your productivity and energy levels for the next day. The truth is if you implement a good nighttime routine along with an effective morning routine,…

How To Leverage Your Morning Routine For Your Sanity

2020: The year the whole world turned upside-down. Who’s with me? We’ve lost familiar routines and traditional methods of communication, which, if we’re honest, has left us feeling lost and more than a little frazzled. Throw on top of that your kids being at home 24-7 PLUS a presidential election cycle, and you’ve got the…

IPO To Cashflow: What To Do With Your Tech Equity Gain

So, your company just went through an amazing IPO. What will you do with your equity gain? Do you have a plan?  I recently talked to a friend who’s company IPO’d at a share price much higher than expected. They originally targeted the price around $24/share but ended the day at $90/share. My friend  was…

Is Working For Tech Equity Too High Risk?

Is working for tech equity too high risk? Do you feel like it’s a gamble or that the potential rewards are handed out by random chance? If so, it’s time to shift your paradigm about working for tech equity. Working For Tech Equity: An Investment with a Risk/Reward Profile You have to start thinking about…