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.
Almost everyone, including Democrats, were expecting last Tuesday’s midterm election results to heavily favor Republicans. Many predicted a “red wave” where they would pick up 50-60 seats in the House and 3-4 in the Senate. Joe Rogan said the red wave that is coming will be like the elevator doors opening in the horror film The Shining.
Selling during a downturn required a more strategic approach, but the opportunities for growth and expansion are available to the savviest of companies. Here are some of the best ideas I’ve read about.
A farmer and his son had a beloved stallion who helped the family earn a living. One day, the horse ran away and their neighbors said “Your horse ran away, what terrible luck!”. The farmer replied, “Maybe so, maybe not. We’ll see.” A few days later the horse returned home, leading a few wild mares back to the farm as well. The neighbors shouted out “Your horse has returned and brought several horses home with him. What great luck!” and the farmer replied, “Maybe so, maybe not. We’ll see.”
I’ve written about this in other iterations. I’ve talked about finding your rhythm, and the importance of letting things come to you, not forcing things, and then riding the momentum when you have the wind at your back. The point of it all is that success is not linear. Progress doesn’t follow a straight line. For most people, the journey is long and winding. It looks more like a stairway or a hockey stick.