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 gonna...

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...

Young, Pissed And Financial Pt. 4

Okay, so… Continuing from part 1, part 2 and part 3 of Young, Financial and Pissed, here’s more of the story behind why I wanna help people in the financial sector. Money Myth Exploded In 1936, the middle of the great depression, a man name Louis Even published a brochure, now called "Money Myth Exploded", in he which explains our current debt-based & debt-generating economy. Basically it`s like this: A banker, Oliver, on a small island community, introduces a money system for the people that does two things. 1. It made the little island community sink into debt as they entrusted their money to the banker. 2. It allowed the people to enrich the island, by work, so that ‘life’ materially… became better – production was up. 2b. …but never enough to ever get out of debt. This is exactly what happens in our ‘civilized’ system today, right? We have credit, interest, banks, etc. – that allow us to go into debt, and also to exchange goods and services. But our collective national debt, even with everyone working super hard, is large and growing. … what? For example… We’re richer, but poorer. Canada today is definitely richer in "real, tangible wealth" than it was 100 years ago. But compare our nations total debt 100 years ago — back then there was like… minimal debt. Our money-system gained us tangible, material wealth in our country and society, but we’ve also gained debt. But wait a sec… Canadians themselves produced an enriched, real-wealth nation by their own labour and creativity and innovation. They literally contributed to our overall growth= and wealth,...

Young, Pissed And Financial Pt. 3

Okay, so… Continuing from parts 1 and 2 of Young, Financial and Pissed, here’s more of the story behind why I wanna help people in the financial sector. Real Money Wisdom Lots of people say to imitate successful people. Some say you gotta do you and imitating successful people won’t work. Others say you gotta be you first, and imitate second. Others suggest the other way around. Picasso says all art is stolen, the best artists are good at hiding their sources. And what if "being you" happens to be "imitating others well." – there do exist people like that. If you’re gonna do what people say, make sure what they say is the true, powerful, natural advice that’ll help you. Because what they think, say, and do naturally is what led them to lead their natural life. These people who’ve succeeded usually do stuff from the gut. They aren’t great teachers, they aren’t able to explain the real wisdom that helped them. They may give you advice or actions they took that they *think* is what unlocked things for them, but the truth is usually way deeper. Evan Carmichael always says Model The Masters — and he’s right! I’d like to add that if you’re gonna model the masters, be real careful ‘doing what they say’, and pay much closer attention to what they did, especially in the early phases. And even better, look for patterns across many ‘masters’. So with that in mind… Let’s take a look at what people who’ve, as much as we can tell, have succeeded and accomplished a lot in their lives, and...

Young, Pissed, And Financial Pt. 2

Okay, so… Continuing from part 1 of Young, Financial and Pissed, here’s more of the story behind why I wanna help people in the financial sector There’s 3 main reasons I’m psyched to serve young, creative, ambitious peeps in the financial sector. It feels like they’re lost, and it feels like there’s no one around clearly showing ’em a good way 1. S*** Flows Downstream When standards ryze at the top it creates a self-filling vaccuum below. And I don`t mean shit in a negative way, I mean that ‘stuff’, good or bad, flows from the top down to the bottom, and in that way it has a powerful effect on everyone. Let’s imagine a situation to see it better: Say you have 3 athletes, Jose, Veronica, and Austin. Let’s say Jose holds the gold trophy, Veronica the silver, and Austin the bronze. And let’s say they all keep them in their single, central trophy case in their home, shining proud and speaking of their accomplishments. Now… Let’s say you create a Platinum Trophy, and without even holding a contest, you give it to the guy at the top, Jose. You tell him he really, totally rocked and he deserves this platinum trophy, but you didn’t have it to give him earlier. The rare, new, and ‘more valuable’ plat trophy tickles Jose’s fancy in a big way. He’s thrilled! But Jose realizes that he needs to make room for the plat trophy, so he takes the gold out of its case, and either a) Out of the good of human nature, passes it to Veronica, ’cause she deserves it....

Young, Pissed, And Financial Pt. 1

And I didn’t realize it until recently, (after an insightful chat with Evan Carmichael,) but some of the most ambitious people in the world, end up in the financial or legal sector. That’s right. Financial and legal are at peace with their desire for new products, luxury experiences, and fantastic lives. They don’t sit around wondering where these desires came from, they simply want them, and they go for ’em, the best way they know how. Which is usually through an MBA. These guys and I share some common ground. (Besides the fact that we LOVE money.) I see life as a continual cylces of expansion, elevation, and stability. I believe inner-wealth and outer-wealth are both related and wonderful. I want to see these finance guys get the models & bottles they’re after I want peeps to have their yacht-life. Oh and I know it’s taboo to admit we want nice things, wealthy freedom, and beautiful women – but at Ryze we make a point of making the taboo safe to talk about. "A lot of (most?) bankers are actually in the job for this very reason, but it’s not acceptable to admit it or suggest that’s why you’re interested in the field. Yes, investment banking salaries legendary, but it’s taboo to discuss that." – MergersAndInquisitions.com Point is… …I love seeing people succeed however they define it. Yes, that includes CFAs and IBs. "I’m on a boat and, it’s goin fast and I got a nautical themed pashmina afghan I’m the king of the world, on a boat like Leo If you’re on the shore, then you’re sho’ not...