Seven years ago I was graduating college, ready to take on the world. Or so I thought. When I graduated from college I had a degree, very little work experience (pizza delivery), and a few pathetic internships. To make matters worse I wasn’t educating myself in between classes or after “work.” I was partying, having a good time and thinking it would all just “work out” in the future.
Fast forward to July, two months after graduation. I didn’t have a job, was down to my last $1,500 of graduation money and had no plan for the future. I started to panic, no doubt about it. Luckily I had an epiphany that I needed to change my life, quickly. A month later I moved from California to Arizona to try to make it in the real world. Somehow I was able to find an ok job at Paypal and cost of living is cheap in Arizona so I got my own place.
Since I didn’t know anyone and lived alone I focused almost entirely on changing my life. I went to the gym all the time, read books, watched documentaries and worked nights. At this point, I realized I knew almost nothing about saving, investing, or personal finances. How did college not teach us anything about credit, buying a car or home, and saving for retirement?
Related Read: Why Didn’t They Teach Me This in School?
With a lot of hard work and plenty of mistakes I was able to understand my finances and accomplish a lot in my twenties:
- Bought a house at 27
- Grew and maintained my credit score to 800+
- Got four promotions to reach 6 figure earnings
- Bought a BMW
- Became an author at 29
I’m not saying all this brag, I just want people to know that it is possible. The point is I had to navigate the real world on my own. College courses didn’t prepare us for much real world application. At the same time, I am glad it didn’t because it inspired me to write my own version of a college textbook titled “Advice for My Younger Self.” It just went live on Amazon last month and have already had some great feedback. Help the new grads succeed faster than I did by minimizing the time I spent researching. This 116 page book will give them a great start into “the real world.”
I wrote this book because I wanted something short, informative and useful for anyone to take into the real world. A blueprint for conquering your own health and wealth. The book is filled with a list of habits will help anyone, especially recent graduates and can be implemented easily. If I can do it, anyone can. This book is under $12 and better than any gift card you can get upcoming graduates.
To give you a preview the book is broken down into these four sections:
- Learn how to start investing for your retirement and set up a portfolio.
- Understand how you can improve your credit and the impact it will have in your future.
- Learn the importance of tracking your net worth.
- Understand how a healthy diet can help you improve your life and your wallet.
- Learn the types of insurance you actually need in your twenties.
- Find out ways to continue educating yourself, even after college.
- Learn how to network and start side hustling.
- Learn how to start a habit of waking up early to accomplish more.
- Understand how goal setting & planning will help you achieve your goals.
Remember, health is wealth. These habits aren’t hard to do they just take some practice and commitment. If a college burnout with a littler over $1,000 can change his life I am confident you can as well. If you know anyone who is graduating this month and needs a guide to help them in the real world then this book is it. Buy it now on Amazon🙂
Cheers to Friday, enjoy the weekend!
Are You Ready?
Find your passion, earn more money, and life life on your terms! You will receive my FREE Resources including three chapters of my book, net worth tracker and weekly blogs every Monday & Thursday.
Latest posts by Michael L (see all)
- First Time Homeowner Advice (10 Tips) - July 20, 2017
- 6 People Who Inspired Me to Change My Life - July 17, 2017
- How to Write A Book – 10 Simple Steps To Be An Author - July 13, 2017