I know what you are thinking… Oh no… not another finance blog!
Before you go down that route, stick around for a bit and see what I have to offer. Many finance blogs these days tend to be misleading. More often than not, you will find things like, “how to make $1,000 a day in your underwear,” or, “how I paid off $50,000 in student loans in 2 months,” or “here is my secret to becoming a millionaire in 6 months while working 2 hours a week… and this secret works for everyone!”
Now, I’m not going to knock these types of bloggers or say that they are full of it. To be honest, what I think doesn’t really matter.
What does matter is truth and honesty
That is what you will be getting from me. I won’t be teaching you “how to make $1,000 per day in your underwear” because there won’t be enough content or substance. My advice would be simple… learn how to dance on a pole because nothing in life is that easy!
As millennials, we have been raised in a society that’s all about quick fixes with no work ethic. Want to lose weight? Get liposuction. Want those six-pack abs? Pop a pill, strap a STEM machine to your stomach, sit in front of the TV and BOOM! You will have abs of steel! Want to do better in school? Here is a supplement that’s supposed to make you smarter! Want to be a millionaire? Here is guide that shows you how I did it working only 2 hours a week! All you have to do is pay $200 to get access to my secret steps that anyone can follow.
HOLD UP! You mean to tell me that someone figured out how to be a millionaire without doing any work and all that it’s worth is a measly $200?!
COME-ON… How gullible can we millennials be? Guys, don’t be another gullible millennial. Don’t be the next Herbal Life victim (Oh yea… I said it)!
Be a Millennial Bull. Analyze your opportunities. Nothing in life is free. There is no way I can pay $200 and easily be a millionaire a short time after. If there was, IT WOULDN’T BE A SECRET! This blog is about sharing my perspectives the honest way… not to inflate numbers so that you can buy into the whole “finance blog” scheme that some people out there are running.
Then what are our options? How can we succeed in life? Well… we can work hard, that’s what we can do.
Remember, there is no free lunch
Look for that side hustle, research it, then work harder than you have ever worked before to turn it into a reality. That, my bulls, is how you become successful. Not via lazy means, but by impeccable work ethic and determination.[clickToTweet tweet=”You don’t become successful by being lazy. It takes impeccable work ethic and determination!” quote=”You don’t become successful by being lazy. It takes impeccable work ethic and determination!”]
I’m sorry if you thought this was going to be another ‘get rich quick’ solution. It isn’t! If you have a full-time job, stay up late at night and work on that side hustle. I follow Kevin Hart on Instagram and that man’s work ethics is off the charts! His motto is “Hustle Hart.” Meaning, he is always hustling! The man does movies, comedy, television, is a master of social media promotions and recently released his own Laugh Out Loud network. I often wonder when he actually has time to sleep.
Hustle – Working hard, usually towards the common goal of creating an income.
Hustle is a slang term and if you Google it, that is the definition you will get from Urban Dictionary. I guess what I am trying to say is, get out there and find potential opportunities. Vet them out by doing extensive research. If the research checks out, put them into action. Also, don’t be afraid to fail. You will fail more times than you will succeed. But when you do succeed, it will be worth every failure you’ve ever had!
Who am I?
I go by the name of TMB (The Millennial Bull). This is what I consider myself to be and I know there are many of you who will relate once you’ve understood what a millennial bull really is.
I work in a Quantitative role in risk management. My background consists of Economics, Mathematics and Finance. The goal for this blog is to turn it into a successful and honest side hustle offering useful tips, advice and perspectives from my financial career. What I aim to give to my readers is hope via this finance blog. To prove to you that you can achieve financial independence through three [not-so-simple] methods:
1. Hard work
I am not going to sing my own praises and tell you how successful I am or am not. To me, success is based on perspective.
Many believe that success is measured by how much money is in the bank
I tend to disagree. It sure does help having a million dollars in the bank but that doesn’t necessarily mean you have reached success. Your successes depend on your own personal goals and if you’ve achieved them.
If you have, then you are successful. If you haven’t, then you are not. Those goals can be money or they can be a certain way of life. I am not naïve to think that money doesn’t help with achieving the goals you’ve set for reaching your definition of success however, I think there is an optimal point where more money doesn’t necessarily make you successful. I can tell you that I have not reached my personal goals and therefore do not consider myself successful just yet. But I think I’m close.
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