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On our plane ride back from Rome, I started to watch the new Top Gun: Maverick movie.

Halfway through I already know how this movie will end.

The movie is following the Hero's Journey.

I stop the movie and return to reading a book which makes me pause and reflect on my year.

I’ve written recently on:

- Less is more by saying no to random acts of marketing.

- Feeling connected with friends and clients after feeling lonely for years working at Hedge Funds in NYC.

- Rich learnings from career disappointments and major pivots.

- Being rejected after simplifying someone’s complex financial world into a simple analysis.

But these experiences have made me better at advising my clients.

Writing about these mistakes helps me analyze what works and what doesn’t work.

Reflecting on mistakes has actually helped me do a better job.

Then I watched the tragic story of Whitney Houston.

Father controlled and squandered most of her money.

She had no idea.

Whitney Houston’s financial issues are common when the woman isn't involved with the couple's or family finances.

In the first Top Gun movie, Maverick (Tom Cruiz) goes to his mentor, Viper after the death of Goose, his wingman. He doesn’t know if he has the courage to get back into the game.

Every hero has a guide, the guide has the wisdom and advice to help the hero succeed.

Viper says to Maverick, “Now I'm not gonna sit here and blow sunshine up your ass, Lieutenant. A good pilot is compelled to evaluate what's happened, so he can apply what he's learned. Up there, we gotta push it. That's our job."

After the first Top Gun movie, it inspired many viewers to sign up for the real-life Navy.

Why can’t there be a movie like Top Gun but instead it's Top Gun Money and the movie inspires young women to engage in their wealth?

I can be your Top Gun guide, so that Houston, we don’t have a financial problem.

Tiffany Kent

Empowering women to take control of their future!

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