Graduation is Over, Now What?

Timeless Wisdom From an Old Man

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This is a post I wrote several years ago as advice to my cousin who was graduating high school. Today, I’ll be attending my brother Rees’s graduation from the University of North Texas. As college graduates across the country walk across the stage today, this is the wisdom I would shared with myself this same day eight years ago.

It’s graduation season and boy is it in full swing. Colleges around the country are celebrating their most honored tradition. The football field is green as can be. The smell of freshly cut grass fills the air.  The old decorations that make their appearance only once a year are coming out for one more group of new graduates.

The hard work has paid off for these kids, it’s a time of joy and a time of fear as they open a new chapter after graduation and venture out into the world. Everyone is wondering who is going to give the next Steve Jobs worthy commencement speech? Families are gathering and wishing the young graduates well and much success. There’s cake and ice cream, presents, and great food.  It’s a magical time for all.

The Survey Results Are In

Last Monday I put out a survey to my readers asking them one question.  Would you prefer learning how to invest, grow a business, or both.

The results are in and the insight is interesting to say the least.  There was one thing I learned from the survey that I didn’t expect at all.