THE MOST IMPORTANT DECISIONS YOU WILL MAKE – CHOOSING YOUR “TRUE FRIENDS”

THE MOST IMPORTANT DECISIONS YOU WILL MAKE – CHOOSING YOUR “TRUE FRIENDS”

I just finished looking at “Bill Gates Brain” on Netflix.  Excellent documentary.

BILL GATES “TRUE FRIENDS”

BILL GATES “TRUE FRIENDS”

Paul Allen – Co-Founder Microsoft

Melania Gates – Bill’s wife and equal partner in the Gates Foundation

Warren Buffett – Friend, Mentor and Major Donor to the Gates Foundation

Steve Balmer – Former COO and CEO Microsoft

The Netflix film, showed from an early age Bill Gates choose successful, intelligent and loyal friends. The film demonstrated – THE MOST IMPORTANT DECISIONS YOU WILL MAKE – CHOOSING YOUR “TRUE FRIENDS”

I have been fortunate to meet and work with many successful people over my life time.   They all surround themselves with exceptional people, with “True Friends”.  

Most of our successes and failures are helped along the way by someone.  Your True Friends are more likely to lead you to wins!

A TRUE FRIEND

THE MOST IMPORTANT DECISIONS YOU WILL MAKE – CHOOSING YOUR “TRUE FRIENDS”

Someone who will not lie to you. They respect you for who you are and make every moment with you count.   Time with those friends is often fun and you can be yourself.  These friends understand and trust you. They help you solve your problems, celebrate your wins and will stand by your side when you are down.  

YOUR TRUE FRIENDS

TWO OF MY TRUE FRIENDS – MY DAUGHTER AND BROTHER

Do you have True Friends or a bunch of acquittances/Face Book friends?  Are your friends’ winners or losers?   Sorry to be blunt but life is too short, so seek the absolute best people to be your friends.  I am lucky as my best and true friend is my brother.  My college classmate, Clifton, also a True Friend is brilliant and honest. I quickly learned this man never uses profanity, never loses his temper (even when I deserve it) , and is one of the smartest people I have met. My true friends make me a better man.  They supported me in achieving my dreams and helped me see when I was wrong. 

A shout out to my newest True Friend – Jake. An outstanding role model.  

Do your friends make you a better person?  Are they inspiring you to do more than you ever thought possible?  Or do you surround yourself with acquittances that by luck you happen to meet in school, work, play, etc.?   Friendship is a choice.  I suggest you choose wisely.

CONCLUSION

MY ABSOLUTE BEST FRIEND IN THE WORLD – MY BROTHER!

It is rare to find people that care about you WITHOUT another agenda.  People who want to see you achieve your dreams and encourage you along the way.  They are like a cheerleader, and a hard-nosed coach rolled in one package.  They believe in you during the good and tough times.  Be grateful for those people and ALWAYS keep your “TRUE” friends close!

How do you find true friends?  Start by being a good friend.  Perform a self-assessment.  Are there some changes you need to make to qualify as a good/true friend yourself?  Do you need to be a wee bit nicer, a better listener, more honest?  What do you need to be a better person and at some point, a true friend? 

THE MOST IMPORTANT DECISIONS YOU WILL MAKE – CHOOSING YOUR “TRUE FRIENDS”. Luck is not a strategy, so work hard at finding and keeping your TRUE FRIENDS!

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I am a proud nerd (as my beautiful wife and daughter have told me) investment and finance blogger, with a NC State, Chemical Engineering, University Rutgers, MBA and Harvard University, Advanced Management education.  

I left a corporate career because I had a desire for making a difference as a speaker and writer, to help others. I was blessed to be coached and mentored by strong women and men in both my family and professional life.  It is my time to serve and give back.

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I started my first business at ~13 years of age (small but brilliantly created plant nursery). I am a successful investor in stocks, options, real estate and happy to share my personal finance and investment lessons learned with you. 

However, I am NOT a licensed financial advisor.  Please do not construe my suggestions on this blog, as recommendations for your personal situation.  For individual finance advice please seek your own licensed CPA or fiduciary financial advisors.  

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This blog will provide, information and simple strategies, that will assist you to achieve YOUR financial objectives and long term targets. For over 30 years, I solved multi-million dollar problems, for Fortune 10-250, companies. My formal education includes: Business, Finance and Chemical Engineering {Problem Solving} at: Harvard, Rutgers and North Carolina State. And an additional 30+ years, managing my family’s investment decisions. I currently manage/advise people with net-worths ranging from the tens of thousands to several million dollars.

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