I can’t really remember why I started reading his personal finance blog – I’m actually quite good with money. And he does write primarily about money: managing, investing, spending less, saving for retirement, budgeting, and the like. But I kept reading because what he has to say is a bit more universal than just money.
Trent took a look at his life, discerned what was most important to him, and acted upon that assessment. Moreover, he continues to act upon it, reflect upon it, and adjust his habits and lifestyle to maximize what’s important. Luckily for the rest of us, he blogs about it, so we can see how he decided on his goals and how he acts upon them everyday.
Yes, he gives financial answers. But beyond that, he’s just such a great influence. He knows what he wants to do, he knows he’s not there yet, and he knows how to spend his time to get there. He is honest with himself, which allows him to have an extremely simple and rich philosophy of how and why to do things. And from that clarity his readers get a glimpse of what they, too, can accomplish when they decide to buckle down and do it.
So Trent, thanks for the inspiration, and keep on writing.