“Hard times make the toughest Men” -Section8Investor
I was blessed to have both of my parents through my entire life even in the worst environment, but when it came to financial stability it wasn’t the best. Growing up we struggled, and I mean hard. Staying with inlaws (grandparents), cousins, and friends of the family was hard enough on me mentally. Seeing the struggle first hand molded me. It molded me into a kid who found ways to get money without bothering my mother for it.
Not having rich parents, I had to learn the willingness to build wealth differently than others. I went through challenges and many ups and downs. I took many losses and have been completely broke, but didn’t understand why on many occasions. Staying in the ghetto where every corner had a pawn shop or liquor store, I truly didn’t see any wealth solutions in my community. I had to think outside the box and become distant from the majority.
By having this type of lifestyle at the bottom of the barrel it made me strong. I always tell others if you make it from where I’m from you could do anything you wish in this 1 lifetime. People who experience the depths of hell and struggle know how it’s already like to fail many attempts and be in the dark. That’s what most successful people never deal with because they were born into rich successful homes. We know how to respond when tragedy happens, they don’t.
Having great parents, but not rich parents gave me all the leadway in the world to become successful. The struggle and my bad economy gave me all the confidence in the world today to do what I do and become wealthy. Don’t keep your head down no more. Get up, make a difference, and influence.
We vanished, vanished, and completely vanished under the surface of America! They focused and focused on ways to drag us underneath the social class of America. They left us for poor and worse as before.
Growing up in poverty seemed normal to me. I had friends just like you and everything seemed perfect. I didn’t realize how poor we actually were until I got older and noticed my surroundings. Pawn shops in every neighborhood, liquors stores on every corner, and barely any jobs that would hire us without the right credentials or color skin.
9 times out of 10 if you grew up in the ghetto you are most likely to go through an significant event. Either you will be robbed, kilt, or end up in prison by default. I hate to say it, but the system is always working against the urban community and black families.
One way to defeat the system is to have a financial IQ. Doing better with your money and managing it better will help you ever than before. Yes, we may come from the ghetto where they count us out, but we can change our circumstances. It will not take a day, month, or even a year but overtime we will get through this.
Save the money and buy items with meaning. Ownership is the only key out of the slums. I know because I came from it and reading is key. We make so much money, we just need to realize that’s our power in the 21st century. Got to learn to spend a 20 save a 50.
“Don’t let others get you down, & never let your dreams drown”. – Justin A. Starks
Not so Simple
If it was this simple everybody would own a house(s) or have infinite wealth. The key is to not follow broke minded people, but study the game. Your income reflects your closest 5 friends. The reason is their mindset. It’s a big difference hanging around millionaires, than one who make little to nothing and struggling trying to impress their friends. Also, read, read, and read!
Change your scenery
Coming from the hood I was limited on my resources. I was thinking at a high level, but never seemed to get any results, because others just didn’t have the mental capacity as me. This led me to give up on myself and not follow through on my goals. I would start and switch which isn’t the greatest idea when trying to find the motivation and aspiration to build a legacy. It took me to change my scenery to grow. This means from friends and the infested ghetto I had to leave behind. I still keep in touch, but I totally understand our minds are not the same. By doing so, it allowed me to find myself and pursue my true passion and that’s key to living in this world. It may seem very harsh, but sometimes it’s mandatory you do so in order to grow. You don’t have to leave forever but you also don’t have to stick around forever.
Feed your passion
You must first find your passion and decide you want to succeed just as bad as you want to breathe. By having a vision, you will want to strive and live every single day. I remember when I didn’t have a plan, or a vision, but I knew I wanted to become rich and wealthy. I had to first learn how to deal with failure and people. I also had to learn that it is not about the money, but being a better servant for others. If you are really passionate about what you do then money isn’t the issue and it will come eventually. Stick to your plan, grow, and elevate to the next level. Don’t let others get you down and never let your deepest dream drown.
“Your biggest regret is not investing in the stock market” – Investors all over the globe
The dumbest thing you could do with your money is not invest. It could be real estate or your own business, no matter what it may be you have to invest. By not investing in the stock market you are losing out on the growth of the economy. If you don’t take ownership with these opportunities you will continue to be a worker (loaner).
You can’t keep trusting these banks that pay you only 1%. You work hard for your dollars and you are worth much more than that. These techniques will not be thought in the classroom or probably from your homes, especially if your parents know nothing about investing. You have to teach yourself and get that financial education before you forever be played by the system.
In order to not to have sleep money, you have to take chances with it and that’s why the Stock Market is key. It allows your money to grow while you are sleep. You earn the money, put a percentage up, and distribute at your own risk and you could possible see some great returns. You don’t have to be the smartest about investing, it is key to keep it simple. Keep it simple to your investing techniques and grow just upon what you know. It doesn’t make sense not to invest in the Stock Market. You have to put your money to work while you are sleep unless you will work all your life thinking you have to work for money.
Don’t let your mind kill your efforts. The brain is so powerful and any negative thoughts that come in could potentially harm you. Your thoughts make you who you are. They guide you to failure or success. You have to be stronger than your mind in order to program your inner self.
There is a time we grow up and have to distance ourselves from negative people. No matter if it’s friends, family, or someone you love. If they aren’t bringing any value to your life and keeping your dreams buried you have to let that individual go. Time is valuable and to many of us around the globe has let love and people who we thought was there for us tear down our dreams, vision, and goals. It is important that you let negative people go and stay sucker free. You don’t need those leeches around you sucking all of your energy.
We all go through these and they can ruin our whole day. Certain situations will get the best of us but it’s smart to relax the brain and think about it first. Life isn’t easy and certain situations can get us down. In order to continue working hard on our dreams, we can’t let negative situations get us down. That could be death, arguments, and just any bad situation, we have to continue to hold on and thrive. Negative situations can’t ruin our expectations about life.
“Change how you look at money, save some honey.”- Justin A. Starks
Not starting now when it come to saving for retirement could be your biggest regret. Many people are staying in the street and living in complete poverty because of that very exact reason. You have to learn that the money you make needs to be planted like a seed. No matter the weather, you have to put up more than you make. Sounds unreal huh? Well in most instances it’s not. Overtime through investing your money grows due to compound interest. That allows you to make more than you actually do over the years. Net worth is how much you have not spend or make through out the year. It’s sad that most of us don’t know the difference and think just because we make 40 to 80k a year we are well Financial off. It’s hard to even believe over 60% of Americans don’t have a Emergency fund of 1,000, not alone 500 for car repairs. This is scary and should remind the people that they are one tragic loss away from losing everything. This alone should tell you that probably you should start looking into saving for retirement instead of being a consumer. It doesn’t make any “Cense” not to save for retirement!
“The next level isn’t for everyone, but it’s for you.” – Justin A. Starks
Before you can reach the next level you have to make sure all your eggs are squared away. Some days just not going to be perfect and you have to learn quickly working when you are down is necessary to see the next level. Only working on days you feel awesome just isn’t the right plan of action. Actions need to be taken on any day when it comes to your goals, wants, and needs.
Is it for you
The next level isn’t for everybody. The next level are for those who have been working since the dawn of time. Just like you went to school for more than a decade or two that’s exactly how your dreams should be treated. You should continuously work on yourself and let the old horrible habits go. Learn to walk before you run. Learn to take the criticism before they listen. Just keep being progressive and make sure you are doing your absolute best.
This is for those who needed that extra push. That invest in the Stock Market pump fake second look, lol. Seriously, the next level is waiting on you, you just have to put yourself in position and climb that ladder alone or someone butting it from the bottom (supporters) making sure you don’t fall or slip off. You are a leader not to conquer your goals!
I know it’s hard out here in these streets. I know money come in and wallah it’s gone. I know how 40 hours a week isn’t even close enough to what you need to survive on the month and that extra job just draining your energy.
I am here to tell you that giving up isn’t the option. The option is taking charge of your finances. Taking charge of the opportunity at hand and staying down for the cause. Learn how to run your income like a business and not just put up with these jobs not having nothing to show for. That’s the quickest way to feel down and depressed Month after month and I just can’t take that lifestyle.
Your solution is simple! Stack, pray, and elevate. Be the leader of where your income go. Stop getting bored and thinking getting up spending money is the only option. Stop eating out every night after work and cook a decent home cooked meal. Let’s start taking steps out of poverty and into this new style of less luxury spending but having more money to invest and build a legacy.
Investing in the Stock Market could put you and your family in a better situation than you had before starting. By staying down and not quitting you get to create passive income for yourself and your family. Let’s learn what many of your teachers, communities, and elders didn’t teach you because they didn’t know themselves.
“The Stock Market doesn’t want you to keep it simple, they want you to not invest, invest.” – Justin A. Starks
Investing is a great way to build wealth. For many years it has been a great tool for many successful individuals around the globe. It’s time for you to use it and reap some of the benefits as well.
Today I am discussing how you could possibly make money in your sleep. I am making you totally aware of the Stock Market and how you could receive dividend checks just by investing in stocks you believe are some good.
Let’s imagine you invest in a stock. No matter what that stock was you are fully invested and it pays a dividend. Well, every quarter “3 Months” you receive what is called a Dividend Check. That’s free money from the company you trust that goes to you in a form of a check.
You can either A cash the check and spend it on something you need or wanted or you can B reinvest it back in the Stock Market and let compound interest do its wonderful magic. Your way is entirely up to you, but I have to chose the Plan B.
The more stock you own of the company the bigger the dividend check. Let’s not forget about your stock appreciation growth, return on interest, and capital growth. Even if your stock isn’t doing good for a couple of days or years the company still gives out a dividend check for you being invested with the company.
Let’s not make the Stock Market complicated with all the strategies and terminology. That’s how you get turned off by it and never become that wealthy individual. Keep it simple and invest in companies you know, not what you hear. Only pick stocks that pays a dividend check every quarter and invest. Simple right? True enough.
“Never turn your back, if they stayed down”- Justin A. Starks
Never turn your back on those that supported you since day 1. Your real family, friends, and all above loved ones. As you grow make sure they are growing as well. Doesn’t necessarily mean give them money or any of your possessions but check up on them and see how they are doing. Have a level of respect and show them you do appreciate them sticking by your side along the way.
Many people miss blessings because they turn their backs on the ones that looked out for them when no one else did so. I know sometimes we feel like no one was there but in reality some were and we have to make sure their appreciated.
If they are willing to put in the same hours as you and build a legacy it doesn’t make any sense to turn your back. If the ones who rocking with you are able to put aside differences and make something out of themselves right along with you it doesn’t make any sense to leave them in the wind once you get on. Be someone of character and build the people. Have great discipline and remain humble.