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G Love G Money

At Harvard Business School, we have class sections.

Section G was having a party.

The game being played was called G Love G Money.

I arrived late, so I didn’t catch the instructions.

21 years later, I googled the game to see how to play.

I couldn’t find anything.

But it made me think back to my teenage years.

One day, I was running late for our cheer practice before a football game.

I was driving my mother's old green Porsche in Beverly Hills.

- So I ran a stop sign.

- The policeman pulled me over.

- He didn’t give me a ticket.

That drove my ego.

A couple of years ago,

I attended a presentation by a prominent investment firm.

The head sales guy told the room:

- How many billions the firm manages,

- How long the firm has been in business, and

- How much they enjoy taking their clients to golf events.

It drove his ego.

A long time ago,

A work colleague was on the phone with a buddy after he made a lot of money.

- He said he could make money in any market.

It drove his ego.

A few months later, he was let go.

Ego can make you think you get away with:

- driving fast,

- resting on your laurels, and

- never losing money.

Attending a Harvard Business School party this past week,

some friends told me they love my posts.

- But the truth was, previously, they had been a bit intimidated by me.

I had no idea.

Quoted from a recent book I’m reading, Your Music and People, by Derek Sivers.

“Business is not about making money, it’s about making dreams come true for others and yourself.”

I love connecting with friends, my clients and making new connections.

It helps me learn and grow through relationships and understand better how to serve by giving financial advice, decoding the stock market and the economy.

The way to win the game?

It's more important to do what you love and the money will follow.

Viktor Frankl, Austrian psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor, devoted his life to exploring the meaning of life and its links to happiness, said

"the more you aim for success, the least likely you are going to achieve it."

There is no room for ego.

Times are tough with the economy and with the stock market, but

I'm here to help us navigate these challenging times together.

Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns you might have.

(photo was taken before we moved to So Cal and before I bleached my hair blond ;-)

Your Friendly Wealth Engagement Guide,

Tiffany Kent

Disclosures: Past performance is not indicative of future results. This material is not financial advice or an offer to sell any product. The information contained herein should not be considered a recommendation to purchase or sell any particular security. Forward-looking statements cannot be guaranteed.

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