Young, Pissed, And Financial Pt. 7

Welcome to the Young, Pissed, And Financial BONUS Part 7 – for those who’re truly hungry to unlock wise money knowledge and experiences. Continuing from part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, and part 6 of Young Pissed & Financial, here’s more of the story behind why I think most people, including bankers + brokers, don’t really "get" money – and it makes ’em miserable. This is the bonus grand finale of the Young, Pissed And Financial series, and it goes a little deeper than the rest. In it we begin to dip our toes into the Mystery of finances and success. We begin to consider ditching old ways and rules, and we open up to new ones. To me, this is an introduction to the msot fun, most refreshing information on money I’ve read or written. If you like Ryze’s Fresh Views On Taboos — I have a feeling you’re gonna love this one. Last time I touched on how affirmations "done right" seemed to be having an positive impact for me, and it’s understandable why. The better we are with lifes tools — imagination, focus, beliefs, attitudes — the better time we’ll have of life. But affirmations fail, like, often. They really do. Heh, and it kinda sucks. If we could examine the % success rate for affirmations, when we "taught" this tool to someone else, how high would it be, really? And can we write off all the ‘failure’ to "well, people dont use ’em right!" Really? That seems silly and dismissive. There must be something else going on. A deeper truth. Imagination,...

Young, Pissed And Financial Pt. 6

Okay, so… Continuing from part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, and part 5 of Young Pissed & Financial, here’s more of the story behind why I wanna help people in the financial sector. When we last left off, I was discussing how my old money beliefs and stories were sabotaging what would otherwise be brilliant, lucrative, prosperous moves and ideas. I’m not even kidding. I’ve lost or thrown away more great products and artistic portfolios and startups than most people make. And I hinted that I’d learned something powerful from my trials and tribulations 🙂 If you remember from last post, we were left with the question hanging "Will affirmations save me?" So let’s jump right in and take a look at the "affirmations" side of things. I’ve done a lot of affirmations in my life… … but some of the most important money ones I either did "wrong" or didn’t do at all. In fact, a man I met yesterday, Ron Tabachnyk made the point very clear: "Positive affirmations are nothing compared to FEELING what you really want." Affirmations are funny things, rappers are by far the best users of them I know, belting them out from their hear with passion, uninhibited, and judgment-free in their songs. Rappers really FEEL their affirmations. All the other people using affirmations got nothin’ on rappers. And then we come to ME. Had I ever sung like the rappers? Had I ever imitated them? Had I ever done financial affirmations right? Or had I even used my own processes and tools to change my beliefs on money? (Sounds like I’m...

Young, Pissed, And Financial Pt. 5

Okay, so… Continuing from part 1, part 2, part 3, and part 4 of Young, Financial and Pissed, here’s more of the story behind why I wanna help people in the financial sector. This is a giant post, and may actually top my other most vulnerable, raw, provocative expressions. If you enjoyed the stories of my creating a monster, failing everything, or my off-the-charts loneliness and isolation… You’re in for a surprise with this tale from my life. It’s one I’ve never told before, even though I’m super-comfortable expressing any aspect of my life, but because I only tell stories that feel well-timed and positively helpful. It seemed like the perfect time, during my Young, Pissed & Financial series, and I was able to find some hidden gold in the journey that I know you’ll love. So get ready… The story’s called… The rich, (poor) success-coach. Like many stories, this story begins with love. Because I love a lot of things. Humanity. Growth. Success. Women. Purpose. Meaning. Contribution. Food. Drink. And yes… …I love money. I haven’t always felt that way, though. Like many artists, when I was younger I thought material wealth was foolish and money was not as important as soul. I’ve 180’d on that in a big way, and now I write posts like Money Equals Love (complete with oh-so-passionate video.) Now… Maybe you can relate: Despite loving money, I’ve had a history of financial mediocrity. And a person’s history often sabotages them as they move forward, no matter how smart, confident, or persistent they are. Because of this, money has rarely flowed the way I...