The past 5 years of my life have been about developing my understanding of myself, others, and the world at a far deeper level. At 30, I truly believe that I am wiser than my age and more positively active than I was in my youth. If only I knew then, what I know now... I'd be 10 years ahead of where I'm headed.
So, let me tell you what I know now. I know that investments are risky, must be calculated, must have a beginning and future value, and must be carried out with WORK. Every effort that you put into an opportunity, rather accepted or rejected, ultimately leads to some success you'll have in your present or future endeavors. Thus, we learn from our mistakes and successes.
"Keeping it real", too many of us have unrealistic investments. Remember to ask yourself, "What opportunities do your talents provide and what real evaluation have you had on those talents?" You can be the " hype- man" of YOU, but you must develop that to the hype of many. No man or woman has prospered without the following and growth of others. Seek to identify yourself as a brand; a brand of real talents that are founded in true educated ambitions and passions.
Here's what I mean... If you think you can sing, rap, ball, be a boss, or whatever- what have you put into your investment? How are you funding your present and future ambitions? A JOB has often been defined as "just over broke"; meaning that most people are just getting by. If you never stake a true investment in yourself, how will you ever get ahead of the status quo?
You have to spend money smartly to make money LONG. It's not about cars and clothes; rich or elite people speak 4 languages: 1.) great credit 2.) investments, 3.) networth, and 4.) power and/or control. Your opportunities must be an extension into the longevity of your wealth. Status is created by what you did on yesterday and yesterday and yesterday to build right now and the future; if you do not understand what I just said you'll always be missing the point.
If your sharing your life on social media what are you doing it for? What are you gaining and what are you losing? We are beginning to cut the "middle man" out. For example, pay attention to what @beyonce just did. What's a market with no consumers? Dead... So, change your status by maximizing your opportunity as a consumer and as a independent owner.
I've been thinking that many of us are not thinking enough...