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Philosophy and motivation on how to be a successful individual in the world.

The World Is Not Fair Get Over It

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I’m tired of hearing people point fingers.  The amount of folks walking around old and young, much worse with the latter, that feel they’re entitled to fair treatment is absurd. It is so crazy all these maniacs believe the world is suppose to be fair when nothing about nature is fair.  You can just look across nature and see that the world in which we live is the furthest thing from fair. It operates on being unfair. The world cannot just be sunshine and rainbows all day every day it doesn’t work like that. Everything is a about balance. Magnets have positive and negative sides. There cant  good be without evil because good would then just be nothing. People will get the short end of the stick that is just the way it is. Chance and probability determine that.

Some people are born with disabilities and some people develop disabilities they didn’t ask for. Its nature taking its course.  Some people are born into poverty or a terrible society of tyranny. People who complain if something isn’t fair just breeze right over these simple observations. Instead of embracing the value of not having these head winds thrown upon them from birth. The idea that something isn’t perfect is mind blowing to them. Its ridiculous because for majority of human existence people had zero chance of changing their fate. The two most important factors were where and when you were born, and you couldn’t change anything about. In today’s world people have the chance to alter the course.

Anyone who has something to complain about, the world has someone in it who is worse off than you. That person would die to be in the situation the complainer is angry about. The world also has a person who was in a worse off scenario, and over came it. There is no reason to complain. The idea to attempt a progressive change at creating a completely fair world is ignorant.  No matter what people will get screwed, some how some way. There will always be a company that does something wrong no matter the rules. There are always bad people. What we call the world was here first. Who are we to think we can change the dynamics? It will be here when we are gone and the wise decision would be to understand how the world works, and accept it for what it is. Act accordingly.

You take advantage of said setting.

Laying The Law Down: You Must Invest

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I’m all for purchasing nice things. I love quality items. I purchase items of high quality because I enjoy them passionately or its something I will need to last.  Some times spending a large sum of money is the proper decision, because that course of action in life, is worth the large sum.

However, today day in and day out, you see people dropping large sums of money on ridiculous unnecessary items. Of course they like them, but that’s such a fake answer.  They do it for one reason and one reason only, to impress other people.  Over the past 30 years America’s economy has morphed into this massive consumption based economy. You hear politicians and economists on the television set talk of this all the time. They say things such as “we need to put more money in people’s pockets so they can go out and spend.” Economists even created a chart that the consumption stage is the most advanced part of the economic growth cycle past manufacturing.  That is kind of ridiculous because the idea of capitalism, in a historic sense, is relativly an infant still.  The jury is still out yet on what this period is for us. People who speak with such certainty on this topic need to be slapped more than once.

Now people might say whats wrong with people consuming. Purchasing stuff at the mall people make money that’s got to be good, no? Well what happens is consumption is what becomes the growth engine, so the economy, becomes extremely dependent on consumption increasing.  That is completely unsustainable or unreasonable to keep up consistently. This is so obvious in policies implemented such as extremely low interest rates enticing people to borrow so they can purchases homes, cars, and tons of clothes for which they have not earned the money to purchase.

People are competitive ion nature. One must  out do the other. In this case its disastrous. It creates a culture focused on material goods.  Now the amount of money in your bank account doesn’t matter because the world cant see that. They see whats on your body, wrist, where you live and what you drive. Weather is a cash transaction or borrowing people squander their money. Consumerism ,taken a stranglehold over Investment and Savings.

People need to leave the insecurity at the door. The best medicine is knowing you can look at everyone and know you have more power than them and they have no idea. Your wallet, your bank account, your portfolio makes them insignificant. Sooner or later these flash folks you know will have shot their load. Their worshiping of material goods is the equivalent of the young college girl blowing her load the first night she goes out drinking, getting carried out by 11:30 because shes dumb. You are sophisticated person sipping the cocktail of your choice working on that nice buzz plotting where the parties going to next.

When you buy things don’t get caught up in fads. When you drop a ton of cash on some items you like, picture how they work into the person you are going to be when your enjoying all the money you saved and invested.  Purchase things that are you, not things that make you blend in.

The winning scenario is to be liquid. The value of items is fleeting and evaporates at staggering rates. Pure junk. Everyone will find themselves waking up one day with the weight of the world on their shoulders. Wishing for that chance to do things different but it is too late.

Its absolutely necessary that you set up trust accounts, IRA’s, invest, buy property before you buy that new Range Rover, the Jordans, the Breitling and all that bottle service.  Be smart and try not to live your whole life now, for it’s going to last a long time. It is smart to live in the moment but you need to do it wisely. Life is short and could end in the quickest of fashions. That is why its important to cherish the time you have. The great paradox is, as precious and vulnerable that time may seem, we human beings have a distinct way of surviving the most traumatic and intense experience. We overcome bizarre odds and the moments thereafter, are when you need that money.

Fortune Favors The Bold | 10 Things Highly Confident People Do

1. They don’t make excuses.

Own it. Highly confident people take ownership of their actions. They don’t blame people or traffic for being late; they were late. They don’t excuse their short-comings with excuses like “I don’t have the time” or “I’m just not good enough”; they make it happen.

2. They don’t run from fear.

Fear is a liar. Plain and simple. Highly confident people don’t let fear dominate their lives. The things they are afraid of doing are the very same things that they need to do in order seize the day

3. They live close to the edge.

Let it ride. Highly confident people avoid the comfort zone or safety net, because they know this is where dreams go to die. They actively pursue a feeling of discomfort, because they know leaning over the edge is mandatory for their success.

4. They don’t put things off.

Keep it moving. Highly confident people know that a good plan executed today is better than a great plan executed someday. They don’t wait for the “right time” or the “right circumstances”, because they know these reactions are based on a fear of change.

5. They don’t obsess over the opinions of others.

Highly confident people don’t get caught up in negative feedback. They don’t get caught up in negative opinions that they can’t do anything about. They know that not everyone is loyal. The devil was once an angel. Not everyone is going to be your friend forever.

6. They don’t judge people.

Highly confident people have no tolerance for unnecessary, self-inflicted drama. They don’t feel the need to insult different opinions. They are comfortable in who they are that they do not feel threatened by different people or things.

7. They don’t let scarcity hold them down. They embrace it.

Resourcefulness. Highly confident people find a way to make things work with what they have. They know that all things are possible with creativity and a refusal to quit. They don’t agonize over setbacks, but rather focus on finding a solution.

8. They don’t make comparisons.

Highly confident people know that they are not competing with any other person. They compete with no other individual except the person they were yesterday. They know ff you do tomorrow what you did today, you will get tomorrow what you got today.

9. They don’t fear telling people what they don’t want to hear.

Highly confident people have no problem being the bearer of bad news. They are aware that not all people get along, and that’s just how life works. They focus on the quality of their relationships, instead of the quantity of them.

10. They don’t avoid life’s inconvenient truths.

Highly confident people confront life’s issues. They nip it in the bud. They know that problems left to fester have a way of multiplying as the days, weeks and months go by. They would rather have an uncomfortable conversation with their partner now. Bigger the top, bigger the drop.

I plan to slaughter, not today, not tomorrow, but the future

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My thoughts on the past couple weeks is what this is about. I manage money, investments, or conceptualy people’s financial futures. Personally I feel managing money for folks is tightly linked to how one conducts life itself. In simpler terms it is completely psychological.  Compare it to a game of chess or poker it is all about strategy and decision making.

The masses always overreact and panic. It is what they do. The bigger something becomes the more dumb and slow it becomes. Feeble becomes the mind. Money is emotional for people and my job in handling their assets to strip the emotion from it. When emotion is introduced into decision making it becomes skewed. Remaining objective is always key. The media and masses have been calling for a market top. Comparisons to the internet bubble, crash of 87 and 1929 are made.  Regular people tell me in conversation “this market has to be topping out” and I waiver my head. I choose my words wisely because I do not want to insult and come off to brash. The answer to them in simple though. If everyone expects an outcome, that is not the outcome they will receive.

The truth is I do not believe this. What has changed? I have bought this blood over the past two weeks and have had to add because it has kept bleeding. I will not deny this is ugly. Its borderline horrific on my end. I am what professionals would say is a “bagholder” at the moment. In conversation some of these stocks I mention deliver looks as if I told people I have the AIDS.

The truth is most of companies that participate in the blood bath are the very best companies of the future with business models that keep growing. Its almost a crime or rather gift this has happened in these stocks.  Your prerogative.  I am normally an active guy constantly rotating in and out of names taking nice sized gains parlaying them into something new and fresh ready to move. Taking risk off the table selling into strength to find more strength to sell into.

However, I am of the cloth that you trade the tape in front of you. There is no trade on the long side here. The trade is short and I do not do that for my clients. I am in standing strong. Pounding my fist on revenue growth, enterprise value, cash flow and future prospects. I am harnessing my inner Rothschild and buying all of the weakling blood that is filling up the streets.  To sell here is to give in. To sell means you have been had. That’s what the average Joe would do. Hedge funds got caught over leveraged and are dumping the stocks they own. Its atrocious and I need to ride the wave out of it. I am not a bitch and I know these stocks which are being slaughtered will go higher. If every fighter quit when they got punched in the face there would be no champions.

Multiple algorithms I use say we are oversold. Just simple math on percentages say we are oversold. Fuck naysayers they can lick my ass cheeks and the sick bastards that call this healthy are liars and do not have money in this market. Its a bloodbath of hedge funds. They want to shake the weak hands out.

I am positioning myself and clients for greatness.  Sour puss people are looking for negativity in the best of businesses. They harm these stocks but do not realize when it is all said and done these stocks will have there vengeance ten fold.

Haters gonna hate. Haters will be slaughtered.

The Dying Breed

Society has become soft. There I said it. From time to time I deactivate my Facebook, only speak to people I must and avoid television. The simple reason as to why I do this is because I cannot take how many whiners are out there in the world living, breathing the same air I am and not being reprimanded for being a sad excuse for a human being.

I hope it got your attention because I strongly feel that way. People are way to sensitive. I bet people will read the above statement and they are immediately offended and have a problem with what I said. Human beings are heading in an awful direction. They expect things to be given to them and they feel their feelings should never be hurt. They just want to live their life. They are upset there is suffering in the world. They are jealous and full of envy.  Young folks revel in the concept that its great to get a job that will just fill their needs so they can just go live their life and enjoy things. That is sad.

If that is your choice go ahead do that. I am not saying people shouldn’t feel that way or don’t have the right to feel that way. We should however, not endorse it and should take people like that an laugh at them.  See people today want to do what they want but then when it comes time to face the consequences of doing what they want they cry foul play. People today think they should be able to do what they want, and if someone has something to say they shouldn’t be allowed to say it, if its negative.  That is soft and is a celebration of mediocrity.

Its in our fiber as humans to achieve greatness. Carpe motherfucking diem you get what I am saying. Seize the day motherfucker it is what we are here for. Life should be about fulfilling greatness. One word should define it, achievement.  Often times people say “when is enough, enough?” and the answer is simple. Never because its not about getting enough. It’s not about reaching a goal and saying I am happy with this. Its the path or journey to that point we as humans thrive from. We are addicted to the work, the journey, the game.

I consider myself one of these folk. I yearn for greatness everyday, tomorrow must be better than yesterday. I live my life with the motto “If you do tomorrow what you did today, you will get tomorrow what you got today.” Whatever needs to be done will be done. If I fail I stare it in the face and never repeat the same process. To put it simple I am addict to the effort. I am addicted to doing what it takes. I am addicted to the feeling of accomplishment.  I am addicted to staring failure in the face. If you have never stared failure in the face you don’t know what success is. That makes you fearless. This is the dying breed. We are far and few between.

If you want to just make a living so vacations, fancy restaurants and some luxurious clothes are in your means prepared to be called inferior. You are inferior because you are content. If you are content be prepared to accept what it is that you are. If you want to be content then when people chastise you own it and do not complain. Do not be envious and jealous of people who have more.

Be Fearless

They always say life is about finding yourself and what not. Go do you. Over the past couple of years I find myself thinking a lot. A few life experiences I’ve had over the past couple years have sent me to rethink how I view life.  I’ve ended up enjoying time by myself, smoking a cigar, throwing down some scotch, and staring at the sky. Complete solace. Going deep into thought about philosophy and thinking about what makes the world we live in tick and how we all come to be at the event or inflection point we just found ourselves at.

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I’ve made it a common practice for myself to do on a regular basis and it’s improved how I am as an individual and how cavalier I’ve become.  I look at the night sky and the stars, think about how this universe becomes what it is. Go back to the big bang where photons are crashing into one another, creating stars and planets. There are chunks of mass floating around crashing into one another, exploding but with each explosion there is a new creation which follows the same path as the latter. Constant repetition of this process over and over again.

This has to do with everything because if you look at the world and the life you live it’s exactly how life functions. Every moment, relationship, experience follows this trajectory. That is why it is insane for people to act shocked when things go wrong, fall apart or come to the end. Nothing actually ends it’s just a new creation. When people are shocked that asset prices in stocks and bonds come crashing down at some point or an economic boom busts it’s crazy. It should be expected because it follows the mapping of the universe.  And for anyone to think that humans can collectively control this is pure hubris. To think that way is pure audacity. Every civilization of human beings rises and falls at some point. Before human beings dinosaurs thrived rose and were extinct. The universe creates and destroys. Then from those pieces of destruction, a chain reaction of another boom and bust starts.

The correct way to view life is to leverage what the universe presents and take advantage of it. Human beings have become sad creatures. Modern life is pathetic. Everyone thinks they are important and we now have generations of people raised to think they are special in time having fucked the world up. People who tell you what life is and how the world works are full of shit. People who tell you the right way to live your life is x, y and z are speaking on no merit. I’m here to say you have to come to the realization that you have completely no idea. Then at that moment you are on the right path.

The universe is a giant boom bust cycle. It transcends directly into how are creatures live. It’s completely uncontrollable. Achieving greatness and success starts with realizing this. You never will be able to predict anything or know anything. Only to just possess the ability to influence it. Look at the world around you and figure out what you want to achieve. Take actions and make decisions that will alter the variables that surround you.  Improve your probabilities of catching greatness and then proceed to not pat yourself on the back. Realize that this moment is fleeting it has an arc will end creating a new opportunity. Use it.

The universe is too complex and full of too much for us to comprehend. We try and project a human understanding onto it which limits what it actually is. Don’t let this intimidate you because as large and deep as the universe is we are larger than it is. Everything is made up of the same photons and same particles. You have stars which are gas concoctions, planets which are hunks of rock and then you have us. We are trillion celled organisms working in unison, the same photons and particles as the stars and the rock but with consciousness. Power beyond measure.

Basically to make it simple. Realize you know nothing and can’t predict a thing. Now act accordingly.

Take It From The Guy on $100 Bill He Would Know

Benjamin Franklin’s Top 9 Words of Advice for Living a Productive Life

1. The sleeping fox catches no poultry.

2. Lost time is never found again.

3. Laziness travels so slowly, that poverty soon overtakes him.

4. Early to bed, and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.

5. There are no gains, without pains.

6. Diligence is the mother of good luck.

7. Be ashamed to catch yourself idle.

8. Let not the sun look down and say, “inglorious, here he lies”.

9. A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two separate things.

 

Here is an example of his daily routine.

Its Up To You: Statistics on Rich vs. Poor

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Behavioral statistics on what separates the poor from the rich. Life is what you make it folks. 

76% of wealthy believe bad habits create detrimental luck vs. 9% for poor

79% of wealthy network 5 hours or more each month vs. 16% for poor.

76% of wealthy exercise aerobically 4 days a week. 23% of poor do this.

63% of wealthy listen to audio books or podcast during commute to work vs. 5% for poor people.

81% of wealthy maintain a to-do list vs. 19% for poor.

63% of wealthy parents make their children read 2 or more non-fiction books a month vs. 3% for poor.

70% of wealthy parents make their children volunteer 10 hours or more a month vs. 3% for poor.

67% of wealthy write down their goals vs. 17% for poor

88% of wealthy read 30 minutes or more each day for education or career reasons vs 2% for poor.

6% of wealthy say what’s on their mind vs. 69% for poor.

67% of wealthy watch 1 hour or less of TV. every day vs. 23% for poor

6% of wealthy watch reality TV vs. 78% for poor.

44% of wealthy wake up 3 hours before work starts vs.3% for poor.

74% of wealthy teach good daily success habits to their children vs. 1% for poor.

84% of wealthy believe good habits create opportunity luck vs. 4% for poor..

86% of wealthy believe in life-long educational self-improvement vs. 5% for poor.

86% of wealthy love to read vs. 26% for poor.

(Statistics from  RichHabitsInstitue.com,)

Be useful, not resentful.

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Today you turn the television on,  watch a video online or maybe if you’re an old school kind of person read a newspaper, all you hear is resent. People are angry about the 1 percent and the 99 percent. Constant complaining about other peoples successes and achievements. If someone is wealthy or shows their financial exuberance off people scoff at it. Its immediately followed with comments like “Do they really need that”. Jealousy mixed in with envy. The reaction people give towards wealth is this warped concept that those people don’t deserve to have it or didn’t earn it. The masses in America today constantly are on a mission to discredit someones financial prosperity. Politicians and degenerate thinkers encourage this. They prey on peoples envy. It makes me sick. It should make you sick too.

People of wealth should be looked up too or set as a benchmark regardless of how horrible of a person they are or if they deserve it.  If they are horrible people or are not deserving that should be more motivation to you as an individual to say I can do that. You should find yourself saying that person is an ass and I am phenomenal. I am going to have more money than them. Instead loser teachers in colleges tell you this isn’t fair. News anchors point out there are hungry kids in Africa but Donald Trump is spending $1,000 or whatever on his horrible haircut.  Its so horrible. They distract you from the most important things that moves our society forward. The ability to contribute.  Instead of tearing others down, show how much greater you are and how much better you could contribute. Everyone should be thinking “How do I become great” and “What do I need to do to achieve it”.

There is a full fledged attack on wealth in this country and it is disgusting.  Resentment helps nobody. The government taking an extra 15% from rich folks doesn’t help. Creating wealth helps everyone. Letting individuals be individuals helps society thrive. If somebody else’s success bothers you out due the other person. Your motivation to out perform them us useful to society. Demanding they “pay their fair share”, is throwing nickels in a bucket.  Negativity breads more negativity.  Just because a negative thought or action has a good intention does not make it a successful way of thinking. Think of the ways you can contribute by creating, not taking.

Bring yourself up and bring others with you. A rising tide lifts all boats.