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?
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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!
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