Kyle Phoenix Answers: What principles or structure do you find essential to map your journey for financial success?
Honestly, I'm not sure my undergrad time was worth it as I did it. The mentoring, the writing, the spiritual work, yes, 80 credits of writing classes. All good.
But afterwards I took about two years of advanced computer classes in office, graphic design and programming for a tenth of the cost. Temping and those classes were a truly great and varied education in business and professionalism. That was worth it. I would have combined the two, maybe been a part time student instead.
Education is my third career, I could've started earlier and I wish I'd started my media business ten years earlier because I have to create so much content. That and a mastermind group, I just joined one here in NYC again. I would have a bigger, deeper CV to convert. I feel like I am playing 2-3 year catch up.
The royalties and business hiccups I manage now should've been over a handful of years ago but I didn't know how to carve my own path.
Principles in action faster
Work to learn, not earn
Dump toxic people.
Put more into the marketplace, experiment earlier and more.
Learn hard skills as priority and softer ones alongside them.
Plan and plot years out in 1,3, 5 like I do now.
I would have taken money from mother that came with strings and invested it. I could've found a space between freedom and her control which I used away college to create. (I might've been a basket case then lol I am on the fence about independence and what it cost me on one hand and sanity on the other. I absorbed 50k in debt with college.)
Different friends, more ambitious people. I found out a lot I was the most motivated. I would have stated criteria for friendship, I was too frivolous and arbitrary.
Don't get me wrong, I'm doing okay now and it's getting better but I think a lot on wasted time. Ithink about five years were not focused on my adult needs.
Tony Robbins Personal Power 2 cds helped immensely undergrad, I would have done it more, monthly. I got results but I didn't change friends for about four years so I spent time mired in drama.
I would trust my own ruthlessness if that makes sense.
I've been compassionate as a fault, a disease to please. It took maybe ten years as an adult to sit with a therapist and unravel.
Ok,ok 1 year therapy, part time college, full time work, tech classes, mommy money, clean friend house in that order would've gotten me to productivity now level ten years ago.
Now I understand how to use my past as barometer that's something that is uncomfortable because you're piloting blindfolded so trusting my own instincts took too much time. Now I can say I'm smart enough to be sure of my sense of most things. I'm confident in my own wisdom.