I spent the majority of the last year taking classes with a few clients here and there to pay the bills. In January my resolution was to make the 2021 the year that I learned how to invest and make money, that made more money. I accomplished that goal. There’s no shortage of money in the world, and the education is cheap and easy. If you have the time, there’s really no good excuse not to educate yourself at this point. The tools are available, and the information is out there. It’s mostly free too. You don’t need to be certified to invest for yourself, or figure out how to invest or speculate for short term, long term, in stocks, CDs, etc. If you’ve got a cell phone and a can find a wi-fi connection you can do it. You don’t even need to buy cell phone service. I’m lucky enough to have easy income, and be reasonably intelligent enough that I can sort through all of the garbage out there, and find the important pieces that I need to put the puzzle together. Wealth isn’t built in a day, nor is a good education.
One of the things I’m very thankful for is my education. I opted to go to Hampshire College for my undergrad studies, and it was a great choice. Not only would I not have done well at a traditional college, I wouldn’t have learned how to teach myself. I had some amazing professors there, and they were top notch. I came out of Hampshire College with the ability to learn anything I needed very quickly.
This year, I learned all about cryptocurrencies, blockchain, investing, spent a minimum of 10 minutes a day learning Spanish, Project Management, practiced programming a lot, and worked on some great projects for some amazing clients. I started to play music again, and even got a gig teaching music production recently. It was a good year and while it looks like the world is going back into lockdowns and there’s another surge of COVID-19 coming, I’m vaccinated and ready to go out with some awesome new skills and kick some ass. I’m working with a company that I’m hopeful that will develop into a full-time role in the next few months, and I have a few side-projects that looks very promising. Life is good.
When opportunity knocks, you have to be ready for it, and I’m prepared.