Yesterday was my birthday, and it was such a great day. The love received from my loved ones made me over the top joyful. Nope, I didn’t travel, no adventure, just family time, and it felt great.
A genuine birthday wish can genuinely feel extraordinary, and I had so many of those moments. My favorites were “your smile is my favorite moment of you, happy birthday MaMa” words from my son.
Another birthday wish I loved from my partner’s Godmother “We’d like to honor a “dawn risen” by supporting something you choose to pursue during this coming year, may blessings continue to shine upon you.”
My favorite gifts were –
My oldest sister and kids made me breakfast in bed (pancakes, bacon, and milk with ice – just the way I love it).
My wife brought me shares of General Electric, and I was delighted with that gift, more about that later.
My niece made me a box with news clippings about me and put special messages in the box. Hands down the most creative, and I loved it so much.
My other sister brought me a beautiful ice cream cake, it was so GOOOODDDD.
Overall, an unforgettable day filled with so much joy, and as a startup founder, it was what the doctor ordered because Building Financial Joy School has come with so much fun and many hardships. As I bootstrap this fantastic company to serve the people and add value to investors’, it does not come without challenges and defeat and successes.
Now, let’s get into the stocks because Financial Joy School is about that investment life. My birthday is connected, so I am not going too far south.
My amazing wife brought me GE (General Electric) stock. She was nervous about the gift because instead of the investment going up, it went down. Let me give you some background information; my partner is not comfortable with investing. She fears investing is like gambling, and the uncertainty of it all makes her very uncomfortable. I told her to sign up for Financial Joy School, and we will help her out, lol.
Anywho, she overheard me talk about General Electric stock, back in April, so, she brought it for my birthday. My birthday is in July, and from April to July, she was hoping the price would increase, and instead, it decreased, and she was nervous she made a bad investment. When she presented me with my shares yesterday, I was overjoyed because I wanted to purchase more General Electric stock, but just like a Destiny Child’s remix, my money said “NO, NO, NO, NO, NO,” (I am building a startup, don’t forget) and my wife’s money said, “YES, YES, YES, YES, YES.”
Okay, I will focus on 1, 2, 3,
So, when I explained that we don’t care about a stock going up or down. We care about purchasing the right stock and holding it for years and decades to come. So, the General Electric pick was pure awesomeness. You can not go wrong with GE because of their diversified businesses and their dividends and long history of sticking around no matter the financial crisis. I love the upside in the long term for this fantastic company.
Sometimes, as a new investor, when an investment drops, panic can sit in, and the first move is to sell; please don’t do that. If the company fundamentals didn’t change or got better, don’t worry about today; focus on your long-term.
You know your birthday will be amazing when your loved ones give the DOPEST BIRTHDAY WISHES and gifts. No, better gift than to purchase stocks.