Upgrowth Effect provides habits, systems, and skills for personal growth.
My name is Jose Ramos.
I love the process of learning, growing, and improving. I’m excited by the process of becoming more than I was yesterday. I also love sharing what I’ve learned and teaching others about it. Through this blog I will provide strategies, concepts, and frameworks focused on taking action rather than just consuming more information. I’ll share what I’ve learned in my journey, mistakes I’ve made along the way, and how I plan to continue learning and improving each day.
My goal is to provide tremendous value to your life. Do you want to change your life? Do you want to set and achieve inspiring goals? Do you struggle to follow through on your plans? Do you want to take your life to the next level? Continue reading below if you’re interested in learning more about me.
I’m an actuary at an insurance company. If you don’t know what an actuary is, I’m the “numbers” guy. I have the highest actuarial designation, Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society. I passed 9 exams to earn that designation. I studied about 350 hours for each exam while working full time. I failed the exams many times, and it took me 10 years to pass all the exams. I learned about motivation, accountability, habits, incremental progress, and the learning process through the failures and successes of the exams.
I’m analytical and curious about the way the world works. I like knowing the whys about everything. I love the learning process. I enjoy looking at a process or skill from different angles and deconstructing the components and steps in that process. I’m constantly setting up and tweaking systems to make incremental and consistent progress towards goals.
While I dive deep into topics that are valuable in life such as optimizing finances and building new skills, I also go deep into subjects that are really interesting to me. I read articles about which types of basketball plays and lineup combinations result in the highest points per possession. Yeah, I know that’s nerdy. I read Michael Lewis books about the inner workings of Wall Street. I watch Anthony Bourdain shows about different foods and cultures all around the world. I’ve even read a book that was solely about the benefits of using checklists in many different industries.
Thank you for reading the Upgrowth Effect. I know your time is valuable and there are an unlimited amount of resources vying for your attention. If you’re ready to take action and join me on this journey, sign-up for my free Goal Setting Template.