I have a tendency to sometime sit somewhere and let my mind envision different things. I imagine my future, my businessES(yes I plan to be very successful :)), my potential family (I want 4 kids or more! The more the merrier) and how if I can make some right calls everything will slowly begin to produce results and benefits. I’m very optimistic, but it’s difficult having that same mentality when so many people want to see you fail and so many things can go wrong in a blink of an eye.
These past few days I have been doing research and web searches on the business I wish to pursue and I was going to write about what I did, BUT…. I realized I still haven’t talked about what I want to do. Can’t be jumping the gun too soon.
So before I give my business idea I’ll give a short summary of my life (don’t worry it won’t bore you too much).
I grew up in Queens, NY with a community of people that were mainly immigrants. My parents arrived from Mexico about 30 years ago and we lived in a small 1 bedroom apartment. For my entire education I went to public schools and during those years I always wanted to do something big. I would tell my parents I wanted to be a president, lawyer and the two that I have mentioned since I can remember are business man and doctor(talk about high expectations huh?); but it was hard keeping my dreams in tact because I had no one around to guide me. Rather than being surrounded by college students or professionals, the only people I knew were people from crip, blood, Latin kings etc. Long story short I did well in school, always staying at the top of my class while also becoming emotionless, heartless and fearless in order to survive in the streets of NY(in college I met some great friends that have worked with me to fix those areas). So now that I graduated college and am waiting for medical school I wish to make a non-profit organization. I envision a program where it teaches academic enrichment (programs such as prep for prep, jumpstart, SEO) but also teaches students to learn financial literacy. Many programs in NY have one or the other, but I think this will be a unique program because I plan to take 6th graders and guide them until they are college graduates. I also want to pursue this dream because while it is so important to be well educated academically, what good does it do if we aren’t financially literate. What good will earning $60,000 do if we waste $65,000. In my opinion there is a strong corellation for success between education and finance.
It’s a problem I grew up seeing and I haven’t seen ways to address these issues, so why wait?
Why sit back and wait until someone solves the problem?
I have the education, resources and dedication therefore I will go forward and start it myself. I have created a survey to begin compiling data and it would be great if you could spread my survey to others regardless of age or location.
One thing I always tell myself is that regardless of how great my idea may be, there is always going to be someone who thinks it’s not. Sometime you just have to trust your gut, take a chance and go AAO.
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