The Data-Driven Life: A Basic Overview

“The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation” – Henry David Thoreau

Most people aren’t living their best lives.

Over 70% of American adults are overweight or obese.

40% of Americans can’t pay for a surprise $400 expense.

The median American, excluding home equity, never builds a net worth of even $70,000 for any age range. Thus the typical American is almost completely dependent on Social Security and Medicare — or never retiring — in old age.

It’s pretty clear that following the masses isn’t a good way to live a successful life.

I’m here to tell you that there’s a better way. Through the power of math, logic, and data, this blog will show you how to earn extra income, lose weight, and make better life decisions. This is the power of what I call the Data-Driven Life.

Before we get into the specific data that will allow you to change your life, you first must recognize that your life is something you can control. Limiting beliefs and victimhood have no place here. You’re never too poor, too old, too out of shape, or too anything to take the first step toward improving your situation.

In his classic work, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey writes that the first and most foundational habit of self-improvement is simply this: Be Proactive. You must be willing to take ownership of your situation. The various posts on this site will give you all of the information you need to make money fast, to get healthier, and to start a long-term side hustle, but you will have to act on what is written here.

Are you ready to break free from the way of the world? Ready to leave “normal” behind?

If so, read on. Let’s start this journey of living a Data-Driven Life.