If you found this blog and are living paycheck-to-paycheck, you have to stop.
No matter who you are, what you are doing, your lot in life is not what others have is a meaningless excuse. Why? Because excuses will keep you in a mindset of failure. Consumer debt should be way down. Most people who want to work, are. Those who want extra money working part-time, are. And at the end of the day, if you are paying your bills, then you paid yourself, right? Seriously and no joke. You worked, got paid, spent your money, and you didn't add a dime to your investment portfolio. What the hell is the matter with you?
We are not another self-help, feel-good, motivational con-artist using the typical B.S. to sell insurance and complicated financial schemes. No, we're a true fiduciary-based investment advisor who is blunt, efficient, and effective. We are not going to sit down with you and feel your pain. Get over it. Get on with living life. Tough talk? Makes you mad? You want mommy? Oh for crying out loud, grow up, take the diaper off, and put your big boys on.
Nobody understands me! The anxiety I'm going through! I have no goals, direction, and I'm lost. Yeah, yeah, yeah, so what. "Oh, you're so mean," you say? Well yeah, and someone needs to kick you in the ass. Over 150,000 people died today worldwide. Did you? Nope. So shut the hell up with your complaining. You got a boo-boo, and you need a band-aid for your imaginary injury. Really? If mommy wants to keep coddling you, then you and mommy need a swift kick in the ass.
Life is about working, being productive, and making the most of the limited amount of time you have on the surface of this ball of dirt we call Earth. If you have to give the boot to family, friends, neighbors, relatives, and co-workers who are screwed up and screwing you up, just do it. Start by thinking. Turn off the phone, tablet, computer, television, radio, and everyone in the world. Now sit and think. Close your eyes or focus on the dead cockroach in the corner. But damn it to hell, just think. Be calm, relaxed, chill without doing drugs or alcohol and think.
"Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it." Henry Ford
This is not a typical blog post for TrueStar Advisors; however, of late we've witnessed and spoken often of the overwhelming number of people who have their heads in the sand, up their behinds, or in the clouds.
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