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I need help regarding my future.

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Liedan, Jul 30, 2017.

  1. Liedan

    Liedan Junior Member

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    I'm oliver. I'm a 17 year old kid who starts his senior year in high school in a month.
    My dream, is to live a free and happy life, not working to accomplish other people's dreams, but working for myself or with a team. I want to do something I like my whole life and get money for it. (this isn't a how to make money thread please keep on reading)

    I like business. I like entrepreneurship. I like real estate. I have an interest in doing one\few of those things for living, and I want to take the right path.
    What I also know is, that my daily habits are going to determine how successful I am going to be. So I wanted to ask you guys a question:

    Right now, I am investing a lot of time on reading methods, trying to earn some bucks online, instagram marketing etc, and I'm asking myself- is this the right thing to do for my future? Can I actually get to something in life with the things mentioned above? for my level of knowledge and experience, probably not.

    What I'm asking is- should I invest my time in reading real estate\business\entrepreneurship books, developing my social skills, living life out of my comfort zone (this is a thing I really want to do), try to understand what I'm attracted to the most, and then study the thing I want at the university.

    OR - I can continue investing most of my time on trying methods, growing instagram accounts etc.. which I assume won't be the best for my future, since I'm only 17 years old and I need to focus on the thing I want to do and study at the university?

    I would really appreciate if you could share with me your opinions. If you haven't understood what I'm asking please feel free to let me know. Have a nice day :)
     
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    While it's your life and ultimately your decision, marketing is a difficult business. Study, get a career and a good job and run your business part time, best of both worlds
     
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    Ah there it is folks, the weekly "Uni; Yay or Nay?"- thread.
    Here's how it's gonna go down. Half of the users here are going to tell you that uni sucks and is a waste of time and the other half (myself included) is going to tell you to go to uni since you can still try and learn IM on the side as a hobby if you want to, and - assuming you study something that's needed on the labor market, finding jobs that pay well is much easier with a degree. By going to uni you always have something to fall back on and (shocking, I know) you might actually learn something at uni that you wouldn't by just reading about IM at home.
     
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    Wow! you are 17 i think you are thinking like 25. this is best. Graduation is the most impotent part in a life. it will spread your brain to think so many and many. So its verify important. but its need some extra hand to grow up like extra knowledge in other side. Graduation will help your knowledge more spread and also worked in your real life. What do that's not fact. but every man have different power. You must know that what is your inner power. then carry on with your study. Sector in not a big issue. every sector is bright in sharp brain. The real is your inner power. find it and proceed on. success is will mist come.

    I am not good in English, just i am trying what i am thinking about your post.
     
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    Good luck man, but I recommend you still go to university while doing the business as well, just stay focused & ignore all the partying, etc .
     
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    To answer your first line of thread.
    You can not be free after a certain point of life.

    You will have to bear responsibilities after marriage and then after kids.
    You can not live in dark.
     
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    if i could do what i want and be free, i would get fat real fast, i have been getting fat real fast tbh
    lets face it, nobody really wants to work, passive income through investments or IM, which is still investments. is the only way i can see my life going.
    i think you should look at ways to earn passive income as this will allow you to have free time to do what you enjoy, what you enjoy shouldnt mean what you enjoy doing for work, because what do you enjoy with the money you earn from work. (living comfortably, having fun maybe drugs? etc)

    Uni is good for the ones who study good courses but higher paying degree jobs usually mean more stress.

    in the UK a binman (garbage man) earns more than a teacher and works less hours, so who is really the smart one.

    besides a bin man has usually finished his shift by 1pm whereas a teacher has to mark papers etc on his holidays.
     
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    also uni will leave you with either a lot of debt or a lot of expenses which could be used as a solid investment, and you would save time not going.

    not saying uni is a bad idea, but not viable for every1
     
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    I say it's worth putting in the time and effort OP. And some cash, if you can.

    I came in zero to BHW, still am zero in banked dollar terms but have learned so much it's unreal -- even trying to take action bit by bit.

    Bottomline? Keep it up as much as you can.
     
  11. Liedan

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    Thanks all of you. I guess I will search for passive income opportunities that I like, while reading books, listening to business podcasts etc and enjoying my teenage life. By the way for the first comment- I don't want to do this part-time. I don't want to have a "job". I want to work by my own terms and not being a slave.
     
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    Commonly stated, but actually incorrect...
     
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    Start learning how to write. You're 17 and you do write like a champ for your age. Invest in a few business writing and article writing and you're golden.

    Also, get well versed in social media. It will come in handy in social situations and you can monetize Instagram. Look for some books about that too.

    You're fine dude. Just stay on this board, find a job offline to help invest your online endeavors, and have fun.
     
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    Thanks a lot haha, I started smiling on the writing like a champ part. English isn't my native language so I try my best and hearing this did me good. Do you think I should read books about how to write and get a blog/kindle going?
     
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    Which country are you in, to start with ?
    That would help with looking at potential student debts from loans.

    You're also at an age where there's going to be distractions, so you go to uni, you get a part time job, you get into a good social circle, you need to study so finding time to start learning about something new such as seo, will become difficult due to time constraints alone.
     
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    Thanks, @kickthat.

    OP, here is my honest suggestion, as someone who has been in the same situation and took the wrong road.

    At 17, you have the ability to build something incredible.

    So read your ass off. Learn entrepreneurship. Build a real estate website from scratch, slowly build a base, writing articles on what you are passionate about.

    Use that site and those skills to obtain scholarships. Go to college, major in business, get your degree and continue to grow your business. Get your real estate license at the same time.

    But most importantly, for now, as someone about to be a senior in high school, take some time and ENJOY LIFE.

    You're about to enter the most carefree year of your life. Make the best out of it.
     
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    They might earn a bit less but per hour it is more, average 25hrs a week for 25,000 a year
     
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    Take the opportunities while you have them. I'd personally run with university, I'm doing it now at 26 after skipping it for a few years.
     
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    https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/job-profiles/refuse-collector

    It's a fallacy. They *may* end up only working a 25 hour week, depending on the workload, and £25k is the top end salary. Whereas teachers start on around £22k and have a much higher maximum.
    https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/funding-and-salary/teacher-salaries

    Don't get me wrong, provided you can take the physical nature of the job it's pretty well paid for what it is, but to make out that all binmen are earning more than teachers is incorrect.
     
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    It's similar to community college courses talking about how you can earn $100k as a plumber and whatnot. Yeah, somewhere out there is a plumber taking in sux figures, but the average is $46k here in the states. Note that this means there are strong outliers above counteracting the masses making $30k entry level.