WHO SHOULD I LISTEN TO: TAKING ADVICE FROM THE RIGHT PERSON

Ballpoint Pen on Top of White Printer Paper Beside 100 U.s. Dollar Bill

“Who shall I listen to?”


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When earning a living, we have all these questions regarding what to do with money as you make it. And the reply to that is, be mindful of the advice one gives to you. Because in this society we have all these advisers financially, but few who actually know what they are talking about. And one big mistake at times is listening to the people around you. Your friends and family are not always the best candidates to go to for advice. They give you advice based on what they think they know about money. These are not the expert advisers when dealing with monetary concerns a lot of times.

don’t just hear what you want

In the event that you do get some good advice we as people have been known to not adhere because we want to hear the advice that we want to hear. Then the best thing is to not ask someone for their input. Because if what you wanted to hear was right then why are you reaching out for advice. The job of an adviser is not to align themselves with your thought process. Or nurture what you believe to be true with some sort of validation. They give it to you straight and it is what it is. And if you want that ego boost, then go to your family and friends. They will give you the seeds for ego growth.

beware of false prophets

Now, be cautious, everyone with a suit and a tie are not your friends. It’s like the old saying, “If it’s too good to be true, then usually it is.” They promise you all these hopes and dreams with these big pay outs, but then they are not telling you that this is just not how money is made. There is either some fraudulent scheme you’re in, or you’re going to lose your money in this big investment. So know what it is you’re doing because investing in these guys, an you’ll lose money faster than listening to friends and family.


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HOW TO INVEST WHEN COMING FROM POVERTY

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“Where do I start?”


from the bottom

For those of us who grew up poor, once you decide to embark on a journey in your career, you have to think about something. How you will invest your money once you start making good money. Because when you come from the bottom you really don’t quit understand what it means to save or invest your money. You have an idea of what it takes to invest money, but you don’t know. Yes, there is always the stock exchange, but other than that, nothing else really. And even if you get into the exchange, it’s best to invest money a little at a time.

read and learn

You have to read a lot of books and conduct a lot of research. This is no guarantee you’ll know what you’re talking about, but it will allow you to get a chance to start understanding how to develop an eye for a good investment. Now, from time to time you could be wrong, but remember if you have any doubt hold off. It’s better to miss out on an opportunity than to invest and you’re no sure on where to put your money or how to place your money.

taking l’s is not the end

No one wants to lose especially when it comes to money. We all want to be the Peter Thiel who can grab hold of great investments in their investing career. But that is not the case for. most people. But rest assured, I’m sure Thiel has taken some hits over the years. You can’t become a billionaire and not lose at some point in time. Just as long as the loses that you take are not greater than the wins. Meaning, you can easily lose 9 times at an value of $100 each. But if you hit $1,000 on that 10th try, you are now up $100. And that’s hoe it works, but you have to be willing to stick in there for the long haul.


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MOVE IN SILENCE: HOW PEOPLE LEAVING PEOPLE IN THE UNKNOWN CAN BE GOOD

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“They don’t need to know everything.”


the come up quiet

As you are building your success in life, you never want people to know too much of what you are doing in life. Because not only does it kill the suspense, but you also want to be able to grow without too much intervention from individuals who may have the power to slow you down. People should look up and before you know it, you are in a position ahead of them. By the time they try to figure out how, you are well beyond the point to even their success. And this is how I choose to live my life. I like walking the streets and people not really making eye contact, but in at the same time making strides to be where I want to be.

don’t draw your own target

I remember one time seeing Floyd Mayweather walking the streets of New York and countless people trailing behind. Why, well his lifestyle is one to be followed constantly. But there is a price that can come with amount of attention. And that is that if you ever want to elevate past the point of your current position. People will look at you and assume you don’t need help because you’re already big. Look at Bill Gates, you look at him and people know he’s wealthy, but the money he has given away actually exceeds what he is worth today. So more people are willing to constantly contribute over your lifetime when you don’t have a target.

assumption of the truth

When people think they know you, you can use this to an ultimate advantage. They will look you up and down and make their judgement call. But internally you know your life, and as long as you know and love your life other voices don’t matter. But also, you might actually want these people to be in the unknown because they sleep and don’t realize how awake you are in life. So when they do, you have surpassed them. And the only reason why we rationalize the way we do, is because our own life experiences shape how we view other people. We come to a consensus based on looking at you from a broad spectrum, and then make a judgement call. And when we are false in our assumption, we blame the person for making us wrong. I’m telling you, the move in silence is so mental, so real, and I love it.


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DECEMBER: A MONTH TO FINANCE

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“A month in knowing your dollars.”


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This is the month of December and the last month of the year. I decided to dedicate this month for finance not only because it is a big spending month for Christmas, but it is also the month before a new year. A new year means new resolutions and new beginnings. It’s the start of what will be another building year toward something. A time for looking over the course of the year at your finances. The good moves you have made as well as the mistakes you have made. ┬áSo make your decisions wisely for this month. For it could be a start to something good or bad.


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