“Times like we are facing now, with complete financial uncertainty are perfect times to start on the road to getting ahead financially.” Mark Cuban, Blog Maverick
I love Mark Cuban. There! I said it. Not in that gushy-mushy, lovey-dovey kind of way but as a fellow entrepreneur with that “balls to the wall” attitude. I love his thought process, his ambition, his drive and the way he connects to the world around him. This is a man, just like many, that came from humble beginnings. He’s been there. He ate the Mac & Cheese dinners to save money, he scrounged, he saved, made good decisions and he made bad decisions… but he always learned, he never gave up and he always believed that he would do well. End result: he’s in a good place now financially.
Are you one of the many that got the dreaded pink slip? Have you been able to find a job yet? Rather than feeling sorry, inadequate or getting depressed, there are other ways to look at this. You could take the opportunity to start your own business, for example. Become the master of your own destiny and make financial decisions for yourself!
There are support systems out there in place for you to help direct you and get you started. Surround yourself with people that can guide you and that have already been down this path and are now in a much better place financially than when they worked for someone else. It is up to you to make the changes in your life that, in the end, will be financially rewarding to you.
Start by looking at what you can do. Is there a market for what you do? Is there something you specialize in? Do you see a lack in your industry and is it something that you can fill? Do you love what you do? Can you partner up with someone else who has the skills you lack (and vice versa) to make this work? Start today. Every day that you wait is a day further from your financial goals.
I won’t lie to you. The honest truth is that you will be faced with some hard times. There are bumps in the road. Believing in yourself, being motivated, setting things up right, knowing that you are working towards a better future for yourself and your family, and getting the right type of advisors (whether it’s your accountant, a successful business person you know or reading success stories and business related books) will help you to meet your goals faster. The choice is to change your financial future as of today. It all starts with you.
I’m sure that Mr. Cuban meant so much more in his statement than what I touching upon and some of my readers will see other meanings in his statement as well. That’s okay because the bottom line remains the same:
Put your future in your own hands and not in the hands of others.