Dear Mum and Dad …
No not really, but that’s probably how I’d start it if this
was a letter to them.
This letter is to all parents, and to the children too,
because we’re all … someone’s kids.
This one is a hard one to write. Why? Because I don’t have kids. And that makes it hard for me to relate to parents. I tip my cap to you all, because I like time to myself. I’m pretty self centered too. Honestly I don’t really see myself as paternal material. But anyway.
We may not think about it, but relationships go much further than the ones we have with the people around us. In fact some of the most important relationships are the ones we fail to realise even exist.
These are the same relationships that shape and dictate our behaviour through every day events and actions through to some of the biggest decisions of our lives.
One of the most important relationships that you may not even know you have is your relationship with ‘Risk’ – the relationship that determines when you ‘take a chance’ and ‘when you don’t’.
I just read recently that if you spend long enough following someone on social media you’ll learn who they truly are—they’re political alignment, they’re sense of humor, they’re beliefs etc. To an extent I find this to be true, especially when someone’s back is up to the wall, you’ll see their true nature. You’ll see what they will do to survive, and who they’ll sacrifice along the way or . . . you will see something extraordinary.
You also get to learn about people as they observe things. There are those who will watch the world go by and criticize everything around them without knowing anything about what they’re talking about, and then there are those who will blindly say that everyone is simply trying their best no matter what the outcome or effort is—and they are only two ends of the spectrum.
By the time you get to the end of this, you’re either going to like me (and this page), or you’re going to hate me.
I was part of an interesting chat the other day. Actually it wasn’t mine. I wasn’t even part of it. It was a conversation near me.
Above all else I’m about getting cash flow heavy. After all cash flow is where personal wealth starts. If you can achieve cash flow, then you can use money as a tool instead of a treating it emotionally like most of us do.
There are vast numbers of ways to generate cash flow, and one option that keeps on popping up is taking advantage of ‘dividends.’
So let’s take a look at them and find out what all the fuss is about