On my own
I am 47 years old, my father is 72, my best friend has pancreatic cancer and my brothers son just announced his engagement.
Today, I am feeling a bit old and 'on my own'.
I know from prior education that the experience of being 'on my own' kicks into gear a automatic strategy I invented ages ago for surviving the experience; for me, it is to get serious and determined...to work really hard and forge on through.
This strategy is bankrupt however, and will leave me laboring harder vs working smarter.
Luckily for me, I can see my biology in action and pause to stop and consider what working smarter might look like.
I know I can only work so much and for so many hours and that won't increase the wealth I build.
Several years ago I began to invent a variety of knowledge and network based opportunities to build my wealth. Luckily, I could stop my instinctual drive from driving me right into poverty.
Now I sit in front of a financial year that will be, not only my best year yet, but more than I thought was possible in my previous state of mind.
I am not on my own, I have surrounded myself with an ecology of people working towards a mutually prosperous future.
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