Robert raises some important questions...
(1) Do we play it safe and do not introduce new risks into our lives?
(2) Do we even know what that means, do we have the proper knowledge and experience to know
what are good risks and what are bad risks?
(3) Do we learn from our mistakes and say, “Ok I made a mistake, what did I learn from it, no matter
how negative; and so what is next to reach my goal?”
For example, for me personally, I and my sisters did not learn the proper way. My mind was not
programmed to think success or of how to think like an Entrepreneur when growing up. My parents
had very different views of how they taught and viewed money to us. It was not taught to us in school,
only of just how to count money, what to use it for and when. My parents had good intentions, but they
did not have the proper knowledge teachings to pass onto us unfortunately. :-(
Yes, we had chores and earned an allowance for those. I had a babysitting job in Middle School but I never
saved it, always spent it on myself or meaningless things. I was never taught fundraising, the value
of money, and not just saving it but what to do with it when you have it. Whether it be fundraising, investing,
giving to a good cause or out of kindness, work hard for the money and sometimes it will be for free; giving
others your free time to help them out and do not expect anything in return.
By the time I got to college is when I started to learn really about money, mistakes after mistakes, how to
budget it, what to do with it, college debt, etc. All this did affect my life going forward after graduating
college. After I got married and had my 1st child, was when my husband and I made changes, spiritually,
financially, weeded out all the negative and focussed on the positive (life and people), and how we go
forward for the future. I’m going to be honest, for years it was not easy for the both of us individually and
as a couple. Now after 41 years, I can honestly say, anything that does not go the way it should at the time,
I do think and say automatically; “Ok...what happened, what did I learn from it, and what’s next; where do
I go from here, what can I try next to get to my goal?” This is how an Entrepreneur thinks, they stay positive
and push harder.
I will leave you with this...Einstein said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge, but knowledge
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