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Secret #2 I Discovered

After navigating the ups and downs of the dot com bubble and landing well in NYC, getting my dream job, meeting my husband, and having kids,

There was much comfort in being in the rat pack.

It was a fun playground in NYC and then Greenwich, CT.

But then something weird happened to me. 

I was in pain.  

Life was hard. 

Did I miss something?  

I worked so hard, and for what?   

I felt like a failure.

What is the purpose of wealth if it leads to becoming unhappy?

Does it mean I now have a paradox of choice?

Too many options and don’t know what to do?

What obstacle was I facing? 

I couldn’t figure it out. 

I had tons of anxiety. 

Then I realized something at the peak of my despair…

I had stopped growing.  

I had a fixed mindset.

I followed the rules and formula of success but didn't know what was next.

I didn’t know what I wanted out of life or my career.

I had no goals, no dreams. 

I hadn’t read a book in years.  

But then I started reading, and

I discovered  Carol Dweck’s book Mindset: The New Psychology of Success. 

What is a true growth mindset?

Developing a growth mindset means embracing failure. 

"You will only have some of the answers when you start something new."

People with a growth mindset don't look at failure as failure!

They see it as an opportunity to learn and improve. 

Quickly, this book drove me to devour more non-fiction books and learn from those who've mastered their fields.

But it was this discovery that helped me start to forge a new path. 

“Where the way is hardest, there go thou; Follow your own path and let people talk. “— Dante Alighieri

Part ⅖ of the lessons on my journey.

Always be growing.  

The most rewarding journeys often involve overcoming obstacles and staying true to your convictions, even if it means going against the grain.

Ways I can help.

If you aren't sure which direction you are facing or facing a disruption,

please reach out. I know how it feels.

Thank you for reading!

Tiffany Kent

Your Friendly Wealth Engagement Guide,

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