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Depressed. Earned R1m + and lost it

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by mogomotsi, Sep 12, 2019.

  1. chigoonline

    chigoonline Regular Member

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    care to mention the network and also what did you stop entirely to blow some money off or your method tanked?
     
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    Best of luck buddy. You'll make it to the top again!
     
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  3. Santosh_San

    Santosh_San Junior Member

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    You learnt a good lesson. And surely you will progress in life with new mindset.
    Work hard and best of luck mate.
     
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  4. PinguSpy

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    Everybody make a mistake.

    But luckily, when it comes to money, the opportunity for you to make that money again or maybe more is always there.

    Elon Musk made a life-changing $180 million when he sold his share in PayPal to eBay. But rather than living a life of luxury, Musk poured his $180 million payout into his three new companies: Tesla, SpaceX, and SolarCity.
    Elon Musk had to borrow money to pay rent after he invested all US$180 million earned from PayPal on SpaceX, Tesla and Solar City.

     
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    CanuckSEO Registered Member

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    Got to agree with the first reply on this thread, a lot of us have been there including me. It sucks and I feel your pain, but the best thing you can do now is learn from your past and move on to make even more money, obviously being wiser with your spending.

    You will be fine my friend! Best of luck to you.
     
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  6. slickbrick

    slickbrick Regular Member

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    No, I totally understand you.

    I grow up seeing my fridge with pieces of rotten lettuce and some eggs, when the fridge even worked hahah. Always makes me smile when I think about it.

    But that gave me a perspective about what "making it" really means, right?

    Ideally you want to find a long term investment that doesn't put you back into the mud, meanwhile giving you the money to live happily.

    If you grew up poor I guess your family needs help to, so you have to have goals that are bigger than a car.

    I don't even have the time to get my license and I'm 24 :(.. Hilarious

    Learn from this experience. I wish you accomplish big things.
     
  7. mogomotsi

    mogomotsi Junior Member

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    I grew up in a rural area in 3rd world country even having a fridge was a luxury in the early 90s where i gew up. The things you imagine having and lady luck smiles on you and makes you earn nice money, what do you do? Your first impulse is to buy things the other rich kids always had, to be socially accepted and live the "good life".

    I have learnt a very good lesson and now my sole purpose is to invest and be able to provide for my family as well.

    PS.. Even though i wasted some of the money, i dont at all regret providing for my family. Just wish i was wise enough to invest. But you live and learn.

    Thanks guys for the motivation, always a comfort to know that you have support.
     
  8. didiseo

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    Never been depressed myself, but seen it very close. From your words, seems like you can motivate yourself and do another journey, a better one, with less silly spending. So start it!

    In terms of spending, it's good to be careless sometimes, I don't sleep on it. Had done it, enjoyed the ride, and moved on to make more money ;)
     
  9. slickbrick

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    It's ok to make a mistake.

    I did something similar to you but with clothes, but at that time I had way more than 70k.

    Till this day from my income I take what my family needs and the other I reinvest it ALL. Literally.

    Having done this for a while I saw my income go DOWN DOWN DOWN then UP UP UP UP UP UP UP UP UP UP
     
  10. DuckingOutstanding

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    Sorry to hear about your misfortune... I must say though, your post title inspired me -

    Something for the bucket list: Get together $14k USD plus travel and expenses of course, and go to India for a day - Just to be able to say I was a Millionaire once (RS not $ but still counts lol) ...
     
  11. Raj Kesu

    Raj Kesu Regular Member

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    Scientific research shows that the main difference between human beings and other animals, is that animals learn from other's mistakes (others in their respective species), whereas human beings do not even learn from their own mistakes, forget about learning from other human being's mistakes. In my definition of being advanced, in my opinion, human beings are still extremely backward. That's my 2 cents : take it or leave it. Simple.