Let me begin this post with a mantra that I have been incorporating in my everyday life:
“Life will show you some amazing things but it’s your job to see it.”
If we were to apply this to business opportunities, we can see that the option to invest has been around your entire life. And I want you to know that it’s your time to invest.
At the start of my journey in investing, I began as a college educated and professionally experienced individual without money. It took my father losing his job during the recession of 2007-08 for me to become interested in the stock market.
“If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up.” – J.M. Power
In the beginning it was difficult (as with most new ventures). When starting a new project, many people will research the subject extensively and eventually get frustrated because they still don’t comprehend the subtle nuances.
This is why I have come to help you today. You see, I finally figured it out (after much trial and error) and started seeing overall growth. If we can think of the up and down trends of the stock market to be similar to human growth and achievement, we can see that even though it is fallible at times, after a while the market will usually rebound and we can experience gain.
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” – Lao Tzu
To be honest, although I have bought and sold hundreds of stocks, I keep a core of around seventy-five that have been really profitable and consistent in my portfolio. It's very important to pick the right stocks that will be most beneficial to you.
I finally started putting the pieces together. The market, at the beginning of my varied investments, unfortunately dropped over six thousand points. Truthfully, it was discouraging and most definitely frustrating seeing everything in my portfolio go into the red, but I was smart enough to know NOT to cash out or, in other words, quit. Since then, the Dow Jones index has increased over five thousand points!
"I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions." –Stephen Covey
It is possible to enter the stock market for short term gain, but doing so also makes it possible to lose money even quicker. Your best bet is to invest for the long run; to invest in your future.
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