Are you a Pessimist or an Optimist?
It is important when you are learning something new that you believe in yourself enough that you can actually learn what is being taught and implement what you are learning.
“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
I think that takes some degree of optimism in yourself. Maybe it is just a belief in yourself. It is said that Henry Ford admonished "If you believe you can or you believe you can't. You're right."
One thing that I look for during a free consultation is a belief in one's self and are you an optimist? I'm not looking for people who will replace their own good judgement for mine. I want someone who will make up their own minds and take responsibility for their actions but are willing to listen to sound principals and use them in their business when they find the ones that conform to their own beliefs.
Using the stock market lessons again, at the risk of someone thinking that is all I can teach. When Martha Stewart Omnimedia was at about $40 per share and she volunteered to go to jail, just in case she was found guilty in a trial where she was shouting that she was innocent. The morning after Lumber Liquidators was called out as having much higher amounts of formaldehyde than is allowed by law. The morning that Russia invaded Crimea and the DOW tanked. More recently, after two years of wild fires where people died and billions of dollars of losses and the local electric company, PG&E was found to be liable.
Martha Stewart Omnimedia went to less than a dollar. Lumber Liquidators went on a more than 2 year slide, they were forced to change their manufacturing practices and replace all of the bad material that had been installed. The Russia invasion caused a very sharp, deep and quick decline and recovery. PG&E, some investment houses think could go to zero. I don't think it'll go that far but is a definite short play. I have just as many news items that caused a stock or market segment to go up. They aren't as easy to illustrate quickly as the declines.
In hindsight it is easy to see why they fell in price. Sometimes in the moment it is difficult to make a decision, second guessing can really destroy your investment philosophy.
Are you more interested in Commodities, such as corn, pork bellies, sugar and cattle? Yes, I can teach you how to trade these as well. Possibly the best trader in cattle futures, surprisingly is Hillary Clinton. During about a 2 month period she traded cattle futures. According to her, she never read an investment newsletter, asked for advice from any traders or had traded before. She started with a donated $5,000 and at the end of the two months had more than $150,000. She never had a bad trade. She cashed out her brokerage account, never traded any commodities ever again and didn't tell anyone how she did it so that we can learn from her.
I am not that good and don't know anyone who is. I can teach you the fundamentals and help you practice until you feel confident in yourself.
Want to learn how to invest in real estate? I am quite good at that. I studied under some of the best there ever were. Most of them dead now. I have never made an investment in real estate that has decreased in value to less than I paid for it. I have always gotten out of my riskiest investments near the top of the market. I have held my cash cow investments through the recessions, so that I would have an income to pay the bills with. It was real estate that took me from the edge of poverty to millionaire in 5 years.
I recently helped one of my students go from no job and homeless to property owner with a positive cash flow. These things are possible with real estate, not with the stock market or commodities.
Do you have a business idea? I excel at business. I have created dozens of businesses, most of them successful. If you're starting a "bricks and mortar" business you'll need some startup capital. If you want to start an online or virtual business, not as necessary. If you have a credit card, we can put your business together, then use the card to advertise. No cash and no credit? Yes, I can show you how to use social media to get free traffic, it will just take a little longer to be profitable.
Would knowing how to do these things help you to be more optimistic about your life and your future? I am willing to give you a free consultation, fill out the form at the right or better yet, contact me through Facebook Messenger.