Jerry Ascencio and I hosted a webinar last week on stock-based investments. It was a well-attended session with great content. Our objective is not to sell people on the stock market, but to help close the knowledge gap about investing in general, and the stock market is an important part of that. Generating income is important, but building wealth is even more important. Wealth is freedom because it gives us the wherewithal to live the life we were destined to live. I’ve said it many times, Latinos have a workers mentality, but have not yet acquired an investor’s mentality. The whole concept behind NAHREP’s Hispanic Wealth Project is to build wealth in our community by acquiring new disciplines. The NAHREP network of real estate professionals are not only in the business of facilitating real estate transactions, they are influencers and trusted advisors in their local communities. If the influencers acquire those new disciplines, the cascading effect can be exponential. In 2021, NAHREP will be organizing investor mastermind groups for our members interested in becoming more sophisticated with real estate and stock-based investing. We have always known that knowledge is power, but I would add, knowledge is wealth.
Over the last few weeks, I have had the opportunity to speak at the T3 Conference in Florida…I surprised the audience when I explained how the issue of diversity has been framed incorrectly, and has for the most part alienated the business community.
Elon Musk dropped by the Real Time with Bill Maher show recently for an interview with the host. Maher, who considers himself a liberal is an obvious fan of the CEO of Tesla and Space X. The centerpiece of their conversation was their discussion regarding what Musk called the “woke mind virus” or what I prefer to call “cancel culture”.
People sometimes get me wrong. They think that because I talk a lot about giving back and living modestly, I must not care about money. On the contrary, I care a lot about money because I understand how our system works.