Earlier this year in Thailand…
I clutched on for dear life as she attempted to maneuver the jetski into a simple turn.
It’s not intuitive, but you have to give it gas in order to make it turn, completely opposite of how a car moves.
I felt the machine lurch side to side, and thought about the agreement I’d previously signed that I’d have to pay $1,000 if this machine were to capsize and the engine got flooded.
Simply put, my woman doesn’t know how to drive.
Not because she’s a terrible driver like most women are (har-har), but because she’s never had the opportunity, or even necessity, to learn.
Why would she have? She’s a Ukrainian woman, and in Kiev, the metro gets you everywhere, and having a car is often more inconvenient than it’s ever worth.
Here’s why I’m telling you this story today:
Because, not long ago, online business as you know it was not necessary in any way, shape, or form. What I mean by this, is that purchasing power actually…was “fair”.
And yes, I realize life is not fair, but, hear me out.
I’m 28 years old, and my mom and dad were able to save and buy their own house at 26 and 25 years old, by the nature of simple, good, spending habits, a bit of help from my great-grandparents. My grandparents before them owned multiple homes, by nature of growing up under great economical times, and also being smart with their money.
My grandfather worked in the glass industry and was a college dropout. My grandma stayed home, and was also a college dropout.
What I’m saying is:
None of the previous generations of our time HAD to figure out how to do things on their own. The formula they were given (get good job, save money, buy home, pay off home, etc.) actually…WORKED.
Unfortunately for people today, that system and formula is more broken than the sexual pronouns of society.
You have to learn some skills, you have to branch out, you have to take chances.
Because you’ll never, ever, in a million years, be able to save for a home in a place like California on a salary of $50,000/year. My dad was making $30,000 when he graduated and they bought their first home. The numbers just don’t work anymore. Even if you make $100,000 in Silicon Valley, there’s no way you’ll ever be able to afford a home (unless you stay at home with mom and dad for at least a few years after graduation).
The math doesn’t add up.
It dictates a lot of what we do in life.
My girl never needed to learn to drive.
My family before me never needed to learn entrepreneurship.
You play the hand you’re dealt, that’s all we can do in this life.
Now, listen up, as this is important.
If you’re not content to go through life paying rent you can barely afford, never able to actually call a place your own, and never able to get out from under the ever-deeper water that is money, then you owe it to yourself to light that fire in your soul.
To give yourself a fighting chance to get out from it.
And, while it is difficult, and does take a fookton of work, and there are no guarantees in life, my course, Pro Niche Site, takes as much of the guesswork out of it as possible.
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