Don’t Invest Alone. Get a Investment Mentor
After talking to hundred of investors I’ve learned that the majority go into the experience with the feeling that they’re doing this for themselves, and so they’re on their own. They seek the education and the hand-holding they need to do it themselves. Which is fine if that’s what they want to do. But I’ve found that investing is much easier and much more enjoyable when you do it with someone else. Peers and mentors have helped me to gain more from my investments, and I’ve also made lasting friendships with people I’ll know and love for the rest of my life. Now I don’t mean going into joint investments with these people, but talking about the routes you’re taking and the things you invest in, sharing tips and pointers, and going on that journey together. An investment mentor can do a lot for you.
Looking at having peers and mentors that are doing more than you, are putting more value than you are contributing, that is a powerful person to have in your life. If you don’t have that person and there is not this drive to meet that level or get to that next point of resistance then I would say that’s one place to start. Now, it doesn’t have to be someone you hang out with all the time, it doesn’t have to be someone you have a relationship with. We live in a world where you can get on a podcast and you can listen and find personas or find people that are doing amazing things and use them as your mentor and use some of the things they’re doing as your goal and that’s what’s going to kind of push you along and hit really that other need that we have.
Now, I think the idea of these needs, they’re different for people and sometimes are even different based on the circumstance you’re in in your life. Looking again at this growth side of things, it’s just one of those principles that’s going to continue to push you and you can either deny it or you can accept it. Accepting that principle is incredibly empowering because I think if you accept it, now there’s some accountability associated with it. You know that you have to be growing and whether it’s through books or courses or personal development seminars or whatever, you’re gonna try to get yourself driven, get yourself motivated and pushed to that next level.
So let’s maybe go through a few other needs. And there have been studies on this Abraham Maslow is big into it, Tony Robbins is huge into this. We have a lot of these kind of gurus that are out there that have really kind of discovered some various similar principles and they’ve organized them in different ways. There’s really two ways to do it. You can just live life and experience things and try to figure it out on the fly or you can learn from people that have discovered them already.
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