4 Lies Your parents told you about money and life

I love my parents I really do. But when it comes to thinking about money and the course of my life.

They have confused me. Badly.

Sorry to be blunt, but they did.

I don’t hold any annoyance. They weren’t trying to mentally cripple their four-year-old when they forced me to pick between a doctor’s bag or a police hat. However, the fact that I was persuaded to make such a decision at such a young age instantly shrinks my worldview. It has left a huge impression.

Inevitably, all parents have a lasting effect on their children. This impression will not be all good.

Here are some of the lies we all believe:

  • “You have to choose a path for your career and stick to it. People who move around a lot have no stability and they are always poor / unhappy. Choose first … then think about getting it done once you’ve got it there. “
  • “You have to go to school to get ready [insert x] Career, and if you decide to change careers, you need your school for that too. Schools are always a good investment. “
  • “Money is not everything.”
  • “Jack is not the master of any business.”

I know what you’re thinking

“My parents never said any of these things.”

Well, they don’t have to come out and make each of these singles verbal. Many of these ideas are rooted in action, never said directly. That BS enters your subconscious and makes it difficult to see the big picture.

Let’s break some of these lies.

Myth # 1: “You have to choose a path for your career and stick to it.”

Hogwash. Really.

My position here: a job is just a job. This means it should keep you busy until you find something else that you like, pays well or is more interested in you. Like clothing, careers are disposable. They may temporarily wear our clothes, but they will never define who we are. If you go into a career that you absolutely hate for money, you will not like yourself just because of money. You will only like money, and every Monday you will be afraid to get out of bed.

Depth is important, but there is only one factor to consider. Why not have experience in many cases throughout life?

Myth # 2: “You have to go to school and get ready for that career.”

Straight BS. Let me tell you why:

The world is changing. Now, more than ever, anyone with a WiFi connection and the desire to have access to higher-level education is available. I’m talking about Ivy League level things. No, we are not at the moment where doctors and lawyers are taught online. But, I think if we first gather some self-awareness and realize that doctor / lawyer / engineer is not the only good career choice, most of us might want to do something different.

One thing is for sure: the school hall No. Undoubtedly a good investment, especially for entrepreneurs. New economics demands a self-directed pursuit of knowledge. Take time to study and get excited about the things you just can’t master. Or take a mix of completely unrelated online courses and combine them with real world experiences. This is where the actual ROI of educational synthesis comes into play.

Lie # 3: “Money is not everything.”

This one is a hooper. Money is not everything. But it sure is a lot. It’s like oxygen: we need it to make everything else work properly.

People who don’t have money talk about it all the time. They try to pretend that they will be disappointed if they have too much. They are lying to you. True, money itself is meaningless. Walking around with pictures of dead colonial slave owners doesn’t really light my fire. What a light my fire Freedom.

Money is an exchange tool that, when used properly, can be exchanged for freedom. It’s the ability of other people to do things for you that you don’t want to do or can’t do. It is the ability to direct your focus to where you choose to spare your time. This does not mean that everyone who has money is happy, or that everyone is unhappy without money. This does not mean that money cannot be misused. It is often by those who have a lot of it. In fact, money can actually trap you and give you less freedom than before.

For this reason, we do not have to run after money. We have to run after freedom. Meaning is a tool to help us get closer to that pursuit, if we are smart about it.

Lie # 4: “Jack of all trades, master of none.”

False. Being the “Jack of All Businesses” Is Experiencing multiple areas of a dominant human experience makes for a more powerful existence. Think of the Renaissance. Many of the best creators of mankind are skilled in various art forms and are universally known. Leonardo da Vinci was a painter, mathematician, sculptor, philosopher and inventor. He did not approach a new subject that interested him and said, “Gee, if I follow this new study, I will never be a true master in any of my other studies. It is too much to manage for a brain. Ahhhhh! Safely. It’s good to play! ”

Instead, he pursued multiple skills and excelled at several of them. In addition, I don’t think you’ll ever find a true “master” who claims to have mastered their craft. A true master will tell you that their understanding is always evolving.

Satisfaction arises from constant reach for more. Reach should always exceed perception. And how to grow?

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