Made a Mistake? You can Recover.
Folks make mistakes but WHAT IS THE NEXT BEST STEP?
I just read a newspaper article where a lawyer made a mistake and was going to jail. Many comments from the community were “he is a loser” , “he will never have a great life”, and “he will end up being a dishwasher”.
Here is the REAL deal a guy who is smart enough to be a lawyer, educated in business and life will be just fine. really he will. He will most likely come out in 3-6 months, get business credit cards and business funding. He will most likely buy real estate and move on with his life.
See many people want to believe the narrative you make 1 mistake your life is over. It’s a scarcity mentality. It’s the reason so many felons are released from jail, apply for 100s of jobs and no one will give them a chance. The same effect with people not wanting to be BOLD, stand up in front of others or leave bad situations.
People think if I “ACT PERFECT” which means never making an mistake, they will have perfect results. sorry I don’t trust folks who are “perfect” it really means they haven’t lived life, been in a DEEP, loving relationship, or had an original thought. There is NO playbook for a Successful life without chance, risk, or opportunity of failing.
I wish I could do a mini series on tv of people released from jail who have successful lives. Not to encourage crime, but encourage the store of recovery, healing, moving forward and living even better.
I love weldon long, a prisoner who served 10+ years in prison, came out knocked doors day and night for a job until one hvac repair company hired him. He went on to own his own hvac repair company, write 2 books and make millions of dollars.
I work in real estate and I know so many people who get 100,000 dollars in funding because usually they have nothing on their credit when they go in. When they come out of jail, go get a Lowes Home Improvement or home depot card and quickly build big credit.
I personally know folks who went to jail come out and have lawn care businesses, construction businesses, own a home, multiple cars and vacation yearly. Its a not a death sentence. Life is how you react when things happens to you not what happens to you.
Some mindsets I am running into:
I gotta get a job or I will die.
Without a job you are a loser.
What is your job?= whats your value/utility?
Where is your paycheck?
If a man don’t work, he don’t eat.
If you have an opportunity to use credit welcome to america and the fast lane.
Nine times out of ten, it was always older african americans who are so tied to the idea of a job as being a good american, they are losing out on what else it means to be a good american. Providing for your family and future generations through a business, insurance, and investments is a great way to live.
I work with business people to repair their credit. Is it a elite view? No. I just know a business man or woman will need capital for more than vacations, living expenses and having fun. The businessman or woman will need it to pay employees, cover seasonal lows in the business, pay expenses, marketing, enjoy net 30 while they make more money for the company.
30 to 90 days of cleaning your credit will result in you having the ability to buy properties, grow your business and other opportunities.
I know a real estate agent who was previously a construction worker, who got a DUI. He got a DUI that caused one death. He got out of jail and use credit to buy real estate because he still had construction skills. His wife had to drive him to construction sites, rental properties and just about everywhere.
I am a big believer in starting over, ramping up, and moving on. I was raised by a military parent, which resulted in moving frequently, having to stand up for yourself and learning how to interact with people.
Take the time to grab some basic money making opportunities, hustle hard, and get your credit repaired. If you have access to 40,000 to 100,000 you can chart your future.