Entries by Cooper Mitchell

Becoming a Man

One of my favorite poems is ‘IF’ by Rudyard Kipling. To me it speaks of living boldly. To care for those who can do nothing for you in the same way that you care for those that can change your life. Every man is made in God’s image and should be loved the same. Kipling […]

Find Balance, See Success

The body is a crazy thing. You can neglect it like the majority of Americans, and it will keep performing for much longer than it should. However, at some point everything breaks down and so too shall you. I urge you, however to not neglect the great machine that God has given you. Push yourself […]

Why Arnold Schwarzenegger is a Winner

A lot of people look to Arnold for inspiration. He is certainly a man worthy of your attention and today while I read his book I shall smoked a nice Cohiba cigar. Best quote thus far: “After that (loss,) I never went to a competition to compete, I went to win. I deserve the pedestal, […]

Key Ideas from The Richest Man in Babylon

I finished reading the book “The Richest Man in Babylon” yesterday and came away with a few key ideas that I believe we can all apply to the use, and gathering of assets. 1. “Increase thy ability to earn” In my opinion this is of utmost importance. The more opportunities you have to earn, the […]

Be Thankful for the Challenges

We all face challenges, some more than others, but nevertheless each day we wake there is something staring us down waiting to be overcome. Many times we view these challenges with a “woe is me” attitude. We complain and are fearful of what’s ahead. I’d like to offer a new way of viewing these seemingly […]

How to Gain an Edge in Life

To gain an edge in life you must do things that others don’t. There are many ways to get ahead, but a book I’ve been reading lately titled “Poor Charlies Almanack: The Wit and Wisdom of Charles T. Munger” had a quote by the great investor that really stuck out to me. If you don’t […]

Poor Charlie’s Almanack Review

I’ll be the first to say it, Charlie Munger is one of the greatest minds of our time. Period. In my mind, one of his greatest accomplishments is to still be working hard, not just sloughing off, at over 90 years old! His other accomplishments include: 2015 Estimated Net Worth: $1,300,000,000 (That’s 1.3 BILLION, with […]

Be In the World, Not of the World

I often get caught up in the world, chasing money and power as I’m sure many do. Francis Chan has a great quote: “Do you know that nothing you do in this life will ever matter, unless it is about loving God and loving the people he has made?” Pursue excellence and success, but not […]

Three Principles Swen Nater Lives By

I’m at a financial seminar in New Orleans and Swen Nater, famous basketball player came and spoke. Besides his height, he spoke of three things that caused his success and can be true for anyone that I really liked. 1. Be persistent. 2. Focus on the fundamentals. You can’t build a successful business without a […]