As I was sitting at work over the last few weeks, days and hours – I couldn’t help but have a different perspective of defining the purpose of why I am there and what I can do to maximize the 24 hours in a day. 4 words came to mind – Just Go For It. When it comes to blogging and building our Dividend Diplomat Brand, the same topic of Just Go For It, comes to mind. Then, when I went on a run and deep in a workout the other day, low and behold – Just Go For It, again, popped in my head. Run hard and run fast, keep going. When I am talking to my sister on helping her figure out her career and interviews – Just Go For It, all day. We are spending time together, to show her guidance on how to prepare, question & answer scenarios, amidst other things, tackling it with everything we have. Why not, right? With investing, saving and experiencing life – we have to “Just Go For It” in each and every way, within each and every day. Why the heck not? Find out more with what I’m talking about, what it means and what can happen if you do.
Just Go For It
I will go through examples below of how to Just Go For It, how & why I am doing it – and more importantly – why you should. Do you guys think I am too intense and passionate about these topics? haha. I know I probably sound like a broken record, on 6 cups of coffee or am just going to tip over with energy – but I am dead serious about it. I realized – we should attack everything in life with heart & passion, doing what’s right and doing what makes each other happy. Enough of the coffee talk, onto the topics.
1.) Investing – Just go for it. If you find yourself contemplating a stock, but you have performed your due diligence it fits your metrics, like the Dividend Diplomat Stock Screener, what are you waiting for? Cold feet? Just go for it and make the purchase, as your future self will be happy for you that you did. Additionally and luckily – you can even write about it to a dividend investing/frugality community – so that they can see and maybe even benefit from what you purchase and can potentially show someone else something that they weren’t able to see. I’m cruising on my way almost to $9,000 in projected dividend income and am almost sitting here looking at my portfolio setting sail to an upcoming benchmark of a $300,000 portfolio. What the heck and how did this happen? I decided to just go for it. I wanted to save every dollar that I could to make each one count. I wanted to maximize wealth with research, yes – even during lunch, to make every hour count. Why not? Don’t worry, I am still getting the full-breadth of life – with family friends, Cleveland Cavaliers (FINALS BABY), traveling; but am making sure that this gets taken care of – if this is taken care of, then I will be able to take care of other things in my life. When it comes to the investing portfolio – taking care of this now, will take care of many things later. That, I cannot wait. Being able to Just Go For It has helped my portfolio blossom into something I could have never imagined and I know, soon, I’ll have 4 digits, on average, coming to the mailbox every month by going for it.
2.) Dividend Diplomats Brand – Yep, you have read that right. We are going for it here, Bert & I, because why the heck not? Though we are not able to work on the blog at all times together, in fact that is a rarity, but we are doing everything we can to push our image & what we stand for even further. Why wouldn’t we want to do that? We are both die hard passionate dividend investors and want to reach financial freedom so gosh damn bad, it isn’t even funny. From finding the right mortgage, with my housing costs increasing or paying off my auto loan – unlocking new cash flow – this is what we are all about! We love our twitter community, and what is wild – we are currently closing in on over 7,000 followers, fricken love it. We don’t know the full potential or even the full benefits of our brand – but we are going for it, we are just going for it because it’s fun, it’s exciting and we are seeing what we do “blossom”. In fact, we even purchased our first investment under our LLC from the income we have been earning from our brand. Making moves and there is no stopping us now. By just going for it – has allowed our brand to explode, we are having the time of our life and I feel like we are making a difference. Also – it’s hilarious for these entities to start seeing the Dividend Diplomats LLC owns shares or other assets… haha, causing each of us to be a step closer to financial freedom!
3.) Fitness/Personal Health – I was asked to play basketball late on a Friday night for an early 7 a.m. Saturday morning run. Without even hesitating, I texted back – count me in. My workout was going to get taken care of in the early parts of the day, really setting the weekend off right. Additionally, I love basketball and am always curious to see if I “still got it” as I’m almost 30 and somehow can still dunk. I just went for it and guess what – I loved it, was a phenomenal workout and yes, I can still jump haha. This is what I’ve been trying to incorporate when it comes to working out, to ensure I stay motivated and stay in top shape, as it relates to health. By just going for it on my workouts – I am pushing harder, trying to be faster and making sure I make it a priority in my day. Why do I do it? I feel better, I have more energy, I can do more things (i.e. spend more time without getting tired on working on the blog or other projects) and even partake in potential future kids sports haha.
4.) Life experiences. Just go for it. My girlfriend and I are currently on a road trip from… Cleveland to Charlotte to Charleston to Hilton Head to Savannah. Why the hell not? My good friends were going to be in Miami, Florida, as well during that stretch and we HEAVILY debated on going down there (they were celebrating a pro-longed honeymoon, so didn’t want to interrupt that haha); but we were lucky to take this time off to hit the spots that we are checking out. We have a ton of points from traveling for work, that our expenses will be reduced quite a bit, and really boils down to gas, food and hopefully not too many other things… haha. Any suggestions, now that this is the topic? Bottomline – we went for it, are just going to explore, experience life and sort of just putting ourselves out there and seeing things we have never seen. Why are we doing it? Sometimes you have to be a bit spontaneous to have life really place things in your life, and sometimes you just have to wake up and drive…
Just go for it conclusion
What I am trying to say, boils down to one line. Just go for it, in everything that you do in your life that makes you happy and is the right thing to do, you have nothing left to lose with only one life to live! I want everyone to achieve their utmost happiness, have the most time and be able to look back to say they’ve helped many people and wouldn’t change a single minute.
I know at times it may be hard to, “Just go for it”, but write down what makes you happy. Are you currently doing those things? If not – why not? Are you able to shift your time/energy/focus from something that doesn’t make you happy to something that does? Are you able to work your A$$ off to make that happen? I know I’m big on fighting for everything, but we shall not let our foot off the pedal. So many things will come your way and in the end, “it’s just life!” We need to make the most of it while we are here. I hope that by doing this and having this mindset – you’ll have no more “what-ifs” or you won’t wonder if you pushed “just a little bit further” at work or on your project, blog or product. LET’S GO BABY!! So stop reading this article, get up and JUST GO FOR IT!