It often amazes me at the amount of money that I see people blowing. $1000 jeans, couple thousand for sections at the club every weekend, foreign cars and no future…
The bible says that people will perish from the lack of knowledge and I believe that to be true. This generation is so obsessed with impressing people that they have no desire to inspire people. I partially blame social media for this. We (including me) get so caught up in the glitz and glam and obsessed with lifestyles that others portray that we lose ourselves.
In reality, it only takes between $5000 to $10000 to start up a business or invest in you. I know people that blow $10000 every other weekend. Seriously, just think about money that you may have blown on outfits you wear once, bottles that everybody drinking from, and sections in the club that everyone sitting in just to take pictures
There could be so many more black owned businesses if we would just invest in ourselves. Why throw your money away to party and after that nights its nothing to show for it. Invest in yourself, in your bloodline. Create a business so that your children’s children can benefit from your investments. Open restaurants, boutiques, and salons, invest in real estate, buy a car lot. The opportunity is endless. Have a plan so that if something was to happen to you, your family would still be well taking care of.
The right investment could easily change your life. Now don’t get me wrong because I love labels. I prefer Balenciaga over Jordan’s and Loubaton over Michael Kors. In the club I want my own section especially if it’s crowded. But don’t let that be all that you invest in. Think about it, while you’re spending thousands the club owners and promotes are getting rich and making more investments. The designers are getting richer and greedier by continuing to up prices but not give back to our communities.
Investing in yourself could allow you to double your net worth, provide jobs to those in your community (especially convicted felons who society is not as willing to give a second chance), and provide a future for your children.
Invest then impress. But most importantly inspire. Our generation needs leaders. The internet models, rappers, and strippers are making life look golden on the internet. Social media lifestyles are far from reality. Reality is work hard, provide for your family and then play with what is left.
Invest in you. The best part about making money is making it make more money. We have to stop making the richer rich while are communities go poor