Your passion or your poison?

Remember, even though the new age American dream is to do what you’re most passionate about for a living, sometimes doing what you’re most passionate about in career form can turn that passion into a hatred.

See, when you’re now **forced** to do something and put up with certain ancillary things or components of the job you don’t fundamentally believe in, you can find yourself in a worst position & mental state than if you were just doing a menial job to keep busy.

Here’s real talk that no one will tell you: for many many people, the quickest way to turn a passion into something you dread is to force yourself to monetize it.

Now I’m not saying ignore what you’re most passionate about, I’m saying in the pursuit of those things, its important you not pursue them not like a stalker. Allow the relationship to blossom by not being so needy. This is one reason why its so important to keep a solid income from some form of legitimate work while you live out your dreams in another area.

Yes you can do this. Don’t let anyone ever tell you differently.

When you do this, you take the “I need to make income from this thing I love asap” factor out of the equation and it more times than not allows you to sidestep ruin.

There’s nothing more sad than a person who found their reason to be here and then begins to loathe it due to unnecessary financial and professional strain.

I mean what else are you doing here? Pretending to be here for other things is just going to turn you into a very miserable person with a poorly created facade.

In the end, doing what you’re passionate about can take many forms. Not everyone has to do what they’re passionate about as a 9-5 job or a business they started. The key for some is to enjoy or at least not loathe whatever they’ve chosen to produce income and do what they’re most passionate about with as few constraints as possible.

This is how art becomes art. How music becomes music. How technology that really helps people is born.

What we teach is hard work up front to get yourself financially in position to not have to depend on anything for an income – let alone those delicate things you’re most passionate about.

This is why we in BKF invest for tomorrow while everyone else parties today.

You’d be straight up amazed at how life changes when you technically don’t ”need” to produce income from anything.

5 Easy Ways to Empower the Black Community

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This list is not limited to the Black community, nor do you have to be Black to participate in empowering the Black community. Anyone and everyone can participate in these 5 things.

1. Stop Acquiring New Debt

Debt is a leading cause of low self-esteem and so are the reasons most people go into debt. Making poor, uninformed financial decisions has been an unfortunate cycle and a big reason Black people lack empowerment. The Black community has been conditioned to think material goods are necessary to show one has value and is important or worthy of consideration. For many years, individuals have attempted to compensate for shortcomings or low self-esteem by purchasing material goods that make them appear better than how they feel inside. This is, in large part by design, but, to an extent, it is also a choice. People should be valued regardless of the kind of car they drive, clothes they wear or phone they have. As soon as the Black community stops relying on material goods to determine and or express worth and importance, people can begin to realize that simply existing is valuable enough.

Even if this is not the reason you spend, one of the most empowering things, in general, is financial freedom. Pay off current debt, but more importantly, cut your credit cards, stop updating functional cars and taking out new loans. Before you can empower a community, you must begin empowering yourself through financial freedom. Once you are free from debt, you can start empowering yourself and others on a larger scale.

2. Support Black Owned Business

Again, economic stimulation is one of the best ways to empower any marginalized community. In your everyday life, doing this can be as simple as shopping at a Black owned business for goods and services that you already purchase from big businesses or corporations. Instead of eating at a chain restaurant, go to a local restaurant that is Black owned. Instead of buying hair care products from a chain beauty supply store or any other beauty supply in your area, be sure to purchase from a Black owned business.

In some cases, this may not be convenient. It may mean you have to drive an extra mile or two. But in the long run, it’s worth it. Recycling Black dollars and overall economic stimulation is absolutely imperative for empowerment and growth both socially and politically – for any marginalized community. The Black community is no different and is in the absolute worst position in this case. Research data shows that businesses owned by African Americans tend to have lower sales, fewer employees and smaller payrolls, lower profits, and higher closure rates than any other racial/ethnic community.

Read the original article at Rap Rehab! 

Bitcoins are the New “Beanie Babies”

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For those thinking about placing their money in gambling schemes like bitcoin, consider this.

If you took $1,000 worth of gold and bought an American dollar in 1890, due to inflation, that dollar today would be worth…

$1 dollar.

You do not invest in currencies. Currencies deflate.

Always stay massively diversified and invest in things that APPRECIATE in value.

The typical car will not appreciate in value. Your jordans will not appreciate in value. Bitcoin and other currencies like the Iraqi Dinar do not appreciate in value.

What you’re being fooled with is things that temporarily appreciate in PRICE. Sht even the price of weed fluctuates from year to year. Long term though, a dime bag of that bomb sticky icky from 1982 would fetch you…what…

Stop gambling and start investing. Apple was not the size it was in 2001 nor did it have the same product line. The company increased in VALUE.

Now stop with all of this elite comptonomics type logic and make your money work for itself.

www.BKFInvestingSchool.com coming soon.

And to check out what happened to everyone who played the same Beanie Baby game back in the 90s click here.