Monday January 20, 2014
After blogging about the corporate world, and watching the award shows this month, I decided to see The Wolf of Wall Street. What a great film.
Any of these characters could be my clients. They are Mafia types taken out of "street thug scenarios" - placed in corporate America - programmed to lead a lifestyle of total debauchery - eventually getting arrested - going to a white collar prison - then getting out and going into the self-help business where many repeat the pattern.
In the film, Leonardo DiCaprio's character Jordan receives a greatly reduced sentence for his testimony serving, 36 months in a minimum security prison. After his release, he makes a living hosting seminars on sales technique. Here was have the pattern of someone leaving the corporate world to go into the healing worlds to make a living based on their past - and yet their patterns are always there though they rarely see it. Would Jordan continue to be "The Man" with all the answers who is going to "Make it Big" while womanizing, etc.? Yes... This is why I dislike self-help gurus. Most of them are dysfunctional and have terrible energies. Love and light and let's all heal and do energy work is often grossly overrated, but it is an interesting pattern in human development.
The leading female character is Naomi Lapaglia (Margot Robbie) referred to as the Queen of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn - a great depiction of the lives of many Mafia or Wall Street wives - and some of my clients. The Bimbo babe of yesteryear, is becoming extinct giving way to educated women who can take care of themselves - although they are still programmed to believe happiness comes from finding The One. Remnants of their existence can still be seen as the babes on reality shows with all their idiotic cliche issues (more clients). I love my job ...
Sunday January 19, 2014
Fact: Female Hedge Fund investors outperformed their male counterparts for the second year in a row. This is part of a broad (pardon the pun) trend called "Womenomics" - an upcoming paradigm shift in the way individuals and companies approach work, due to an increase in value of women in the workforce and changing attitudes of women towards priorities of balancing work and personal life.
Sunday morning on the NBC show On the Money they talked about the role of woman in the investment industry and why most women shy away and allow this to be a male dominated game.
Who's better at investing - men or women? In my generation investing was left for men, but if I could go back in time I would be much more involved in the investments my family made though economics was never my thing. You have to be programmed for it, but I could have learned.
I also consider the Stock Market a game where men gamble and play and women are/were often second class citizens mostly to be tolerated or called "corporate bitches" when they try to get things done. Too much stress which brings male players from Wall Street to me for guidance. It's not an easy life style with a high burnout rate, divorce, and substance abuse. You become married to your work which is fine if it suits your lifestyle but for the average family person the challenges are great and often reflect antiquated social systems.
A male and female guest on the show agreed that women today are as smart as men in business and though most of us take comfort in investing with a male broker, women can do just as good a job if not better. Women tend to feel they know less than the average investor while men tend to feel they know more. Men simply have more confidence and feel more at ease talking about investments. For me ... it's just about keeping up with trends and knowing how the games are played - remembering that life is about patterns.
Question: Will gold go up again in 2014? How high will the market go and what does that really mean? Big question - will the market crash again based on past history?
Ah ... here both men and women need to use their intuition and experience to find the answers. They need to be confident in their conclusions.
My take in any field today - both men and women can become equally qualified once educated and trained.
At the sound of the bell - the games begin once again.
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