5 Things I Learned From The Movie The Wolf of Wall Street

The Wolf of WallStreet is based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stockbroker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government. (source: IMDb)

Anyone can start small and grow big.  Every dream starts with a vision. But for that dream to turn into reality, one must put up a plan (a realistic one) and take actions.  Have the courage to overcome the challenges and believe that you will achieve success.

Don’t let money be the driving force of your life.  Money is not the root of all evil but for the love of it.  What does it serve to make more money?  Is it the lavish lifestyle? Perhaps to impress others?  Everyone needs to make money to suffice their personal or family needs.  But when we turn out to be working just for the sake of having more money, our purpose become rubbish.

Live below your means but within your needs.  When you make more money, it becomes a challenge not to spend things that you want.  We start to make bad spending habits and turn into financial idiot.  It is important to live modestly and save up for the rainy days.

Crime does not pay.  Taking advantage of others for your own benefit is just a mere deception.  You may get hold of riches for now but eventually you have to face the consequences.  You reap what you sow.

In the world of stock market, you must always stay resilient.  Don’t just put all your eggs in one basket.  The importance of financial literacy will save you from the market crash.

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“Act as if! Act as if you're a wealthy man, rich already, and then you'll surely become rich. Act as if you have unmatched confidence and then people will surely have confidence in you. Act as if you have unmatched experience and then people will follow your advice. And act as if you are already a tremendous success, and as sure as I stand here today - you will become successful.” ― Jordan Belfort, The Wolf of Wall Street
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