I came from a [email protected] zero, zilch, no money working class family. I ate shit for years as I paid my way through undergrad, and eventually grad school. I've seen and experienced some nasty shit in my life that I wouldn't want for my worst enemy. When I broke out into the investment sales scene, I was academically prepared, [email protected] hungry and motivated, and stuck to a plan that worked. I worked my [email protected] ass off lived cheap, and started making money.
When I start getting those huge direct deposits, it was like I had won the [email protected] lottery. I had never in my life seen so much money. within a few years of graduation and a fuckton of 80 hour work weeks, I was making as much money as some CEO's. I knew that the right thing to do was to invest, and start making the right investment decisions. HOWEVER, I said I was only "Academically prepared". I was not emotionally and mentally prepared for this money. I went nuts with my money and spent it fulfilling my childhood dreams. While I fulfilled all of my childhood wants and desires, I also amplified all of childhood issues with all of this money.
So I'm writing this for any of you out there who are like me. Who grew up with nothing. Maybe you came from money but you never really had access to it. This message is intended for any of you. Here are my top 3 tips.
- Get over yourself, and talk to a therapist because like I said, If you're not a complete [email protected] dumbass you will make more money than you've ever seen and it will simply amplify all of your internal bullshit.
- Get the [email protected] away from toxic gold digging women. In fact, if you go on a date, take off you fucking swiss watch, wear regular looking clothes, and leave your fucking nice car in the garage. Take a [email protected] UBER and don't let these toxic [email protected] gold diggers into your [email protected] space.
- You might eventually figure out that there is more to life than just doing big [email protected] deals. Start looking for deep meaning in your life aside from your work. Keep a meaningful hobby. Golf doesn't count, tennis doesn't count, something that truly makes a direct impact on others and the people around you.