How does one succeed in the 21st Century?
Simple, you need to have a “winner” mindset. No more comfort zone mentality or expectations that the Government is going to look after you. You as parent, scholar, student, employee whether you are male or female, need to take a good look at yourself and understand that the economy and the world out there is not going to wait for you to play catch up.
Look at the trends in the world. Think about what YOU want and like to do rather than what society dictates. Look at the baby boomers generation at retirement; look at certain industries potential out there. For example, the coffee industry is around $100 Billion revenue annually, the Nutrition Industry around $226 Billion per revenue per year and the Travel Industry is over $8Trillion annually with a view to double in the next decade.
The world’s population reached the 7 Billion mark in November 2011.
The power of the internet is making more Millionaires in a shorter space of time, companies are reaching the Billion Dollar mark seemingly overnight and if Facebook and Twitter is perhaps something to talk about today, what will the next big hype out there be? You?
You could become the next big success story.
Invest in yourself. Change your circle of social groups to include more positive, creative and driven people. Why not take the bull by the horns and start reading books like Robert Kiyosaki’s “Rich Kid Smart Kid”, “The Business of the 21st Century” and many more. If you don’t like reading, try getting the audio and visual versions of them.
Understand that you yourself need to change and don’t let people tell you that you are going to fail. Surround yourself with positive people.
Build up a practical “panel” of advisors in the areas that you want to grow in and ask them all the questions you need to build up your knowledge. Share your thoughts and ideas with them and then sit down with that particular Financial Advisor that YOU feel comfortable with. It would help a lot if he or she does have a solid infrastructure, with accreditations with Banks, Assurance Companies and Asset Managers and speaks a language that is not just “Broker” Language as you need to understand how things work and what is out there in simple terms from the start.
Without having to go into statistics, I will state again, that the earlier you start investing towards your goals, the easier and better the outcome. The clock is ticking and you cannot stop it, you need to start today and make the change now.