All my life I’ve been an entrepreneur and a go getter. I make it happen. I had one thing that I never thought I’d complete. I’ve always told people I’m writing a book. Year after year, I told people that but never had a title or a beginning or an ending. Not long ago, I did publish an autobiography called Emotional Hustler. I had been holding onto this book for over 20 years.
If I had a dollar for every time I called my poor mother to say, “I don’t know why no one will f*cking hire me,” I’d never have to walk into another interview again. When I lived in Daytona Beach, I ran out of jobs within a 50 mile radius to apply for on Indeed. I wouldn’t get calls back, I wouldn’t get contacted after interviews, and I felt like I was left for dead. I’d sit in front of my computer for hours tinkering with my resume and cover letter thinking THAT was going to be what got me the next job. Upon moving to Mississippi, I prepared myself for the struggle of the job hunt …Again. I spent days emailing companies, and submitting application, after application, after application, after application to every position that seemed like it might pay enough to cover my student loan. Let me tell you, I finally hit the jackpot. I got a call back for a Human Resources Coordinator position that I literally didn’t even remember applying for; five interviews later, I got the job.
Syracuse, New York. Home to roughly 900,000 human lives as of 2019. Home. That is, in my case, the starting line. I don't intend to stay, as few people do when they get older and realize how much more there is just over the horizon. "Salt City," they used to call it, for its historical significance as a salt mining town amidst the industrial revolution, with the Erie Canal and railway networks lain here weaving the modern State of New York together.
At the beginning of 2019 the message to startups is clear: the best way to build your brand on any social media platform is through content marketing. When it comes to Instagram in particular, just look at brands like Glossier and Madewell; both have built their empires on the platform, amassing over a million followers and generating millions more in sales—all from creating the right kind of content.
Investing your money isn't as cut and dry as it might seem to novice traders. Investment gurus like Warren Buffett and Benjamin Graham didn't accumulate their vast fortunes from the stock market by simply playing eeny, meeney, miney, moe—they used tried and true methods that were developed over time.