Lessons from Losing $50k
1. Lessons from losing $50k
I've lost nearly $50k in the last 2 years by giving loans to family/friends who were in need and hiring shady freelancers/mentors. I don't invest, I don't gamble but I gave away cash when people asked for it and it went poorly. Here's are some lessons I've learned from it 👇 • You are fully responsible for the money you've lost. You chose to give it. (Don't confuse this with fault) • Money changes people (or it exposes them for who they truly are). Beware. • Help with money, only if they are suffering with the following- food, water, shelter or clothing. Every other reason is negligible. • Never hire shady freelancers. Trust your gut. • Don't trust people to keep their word. Most people don't have the integrity to do so. They lie to themselves that they do (they still don't) • Have everything in writing. (Written word is the only bond) • Don't lose yourself trying to recover what you've lost. It's not worth the loss of self. • Never loan money for what they deem as necessities but are actually luxuries. • It's not enough to assume all the money you give is lost, you have to plan for the pain you'll incur later on. • The Best way to save money is to not lose it. P.s never hire freelancers who brings their f##in cat to a business call.
2. Finding my Comic Style
Here's me experimenting some styles for my comic.
3. Favourite Quote of the Week
“To a disciple who was forever complaining about others, the Master said, ‘If it is peace you want, seek to change yourself, not other people. It is easier to protect your feet with slippers than to carpet the whole of the earth.’” — Anthony de Mello
That's it for this week folks! See you in the next one :) Best, Kesh.