Roland S. Martin, Roland Martin Unfiltered
Karen: "There are people listening to us right now, who wouldn't know how to work for themselves. They show up early to somebody else's company, stay late, work twice as hard to build somebody else's wealth and legacy. But if they had to do it on their own, they would be a fish out of water."
Roland: "And that's fine...Not everybody is supposed to be an owner. And if that's not your thing, that's fine...Even if you are operating within the confines of a company, you need to have a Me, Inc. mentality. That you don't see yourself as an employee and them as an employer. You see yourself as the vendor and they are the client."
"You are your most important shareholder."
Word of the Day:
- to treat (something that cannot be owned or that everyone has a right to)
like a product that can be bought and sold (Merriam-Webster Dictionary)
Today's Special Guest:
Angela E. Matthews, Happy Investing Boot Camp:
"We're consumers. We're taught to consume. This whole holiday shopping season is about consumption. And so if you could just, even for a little bit, shift from consumption to investing in yourself, than you'll be much better off. And so if you're thinking that you're going to buy yourself a pedicure and manicure...you can literally go and get yourself a share of Bank of America or any other company. So, just go to Google, type in blank company name, stock price, and you'll actually see how affordable things could be."