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Fall forward

A few years ago, my daughter wanted to become an actor.

She loves to read and is passionate about understanding the characters.

Until one day, a mom friend of mine told her,

it’s impossible to become an actor

unless you are gorgeous or you are a character type

(a bully, goofy looking, etc)

My daughter doesn’t fit either one of these types.

Hearing this squashed my daughter's dreams.

I shared this piece of advice with my old L.A. roommate who is a famous Hollywood manager.

She said, “That’s not true. It’s more important for your daughter to discover her voice.”

When I wanted to start my own firm 2 years ago,

I wanted to stand out as an advisor and investor, so I wrote a book.

Investing for the Smarter Sex: Wealth Building Tips and Secrets Sophisticated Women Know. (But Wall Street Won't Tell You)

It was scary putting my story out there.

I didn’t even like to write back then.

When the book came out two years ago, my friends were so amazing and supportive.

They wrote reviews on Amazon and my friends told others about my book.

Then it died.

Given all the time and money, I spent on it, in my mind, it was a failure.

But I discovered:

- the creativity of writing.

- the structure and process and

- the clarity in articulating my investment process.

And most importantly, I discovered my voice.

What I learned from Linda Rossetti’s workshop on Tuesday is this failure is more like a transition and that it taught me:

- To take a risk and get out into the arena.

- My voice can add value and truths to me and others.

- We can use the vocabulary of failure to find meaning.

- What failure really means is that the reverse is happening.

It has allowed me to grow, and it is liberating.

The bottom line: Writing is now paying me dividends.

There is value in small and big transformative events.

It may not feel like it at the time, but later upon reflection,

if you do the work, you will be gracious for the lessons you learned.

Life and the stock market have many ups and downs, and I know how to navigate both from an investment perspective and from an energy perspective ;-).

I know how to invest in the dips both professionally and personally and

my performance and life lessons are proof.

If you would like me to review your investment performance, please reach out!

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.

This commentary offers generalized research, not personalized investment advice. It is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a complete description of our investment services or performance. Nothing in this commentary should be interpreted to state or imply that past results are an indication of future investment returns. All investments involve risk and, unless otherwise stated, are not guaranteed. Be sure to consult with an investment & tax professional before implementing any investment strategy. Investing involves risk. Principal loss is possible.

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