Why I Started Writing
I’m a numbers guy through and through. Numbers tell a story that words can’t. For example, words allow individuals to hide or dance around the totality of a situation, whereas with numbers 2+2 with always equal 4. If your business is failing, your numbers won’t lie. If you have no money in the bank, your numbers won’t lie.
As I’ve found myself living in a binary world for so long, I needed an outlet to live in the gray. That’s where writing came in. Many times I found myself reading articles about finance and consuming information. Thoroughly enjoying assisting others, especially in finance, I merged the two into what my writing is today.
I started writing in 2016 and one of the main reasons I started writing was to educate.
Finance is a difficult world to understand if you simply glance through it. People see numbers and tend to ignore the situation. However, if you begin to word it in a welcoming tone, people will give you the ability to reach them through words. For example, if you lay out a budget and show them how much they’re overspending it can come off as offensive. Take those numbers and turn them into a story, people will likely find it approachable.
The second reason I started writing was to challenge myself with something new. I found it fascinating that individuals could elaborate a thought or equation through words, and I knew that was something needed within the finance community. It would be fun to compare my first pieces of content to what I produce now, and see the natural progression of my writing style.
While I still have a long ways to go, writing will continue to be an important part of my life as it has enabled me to not only express my thoughts in a different light, but also provide a side hustle that’s generated a level of financial security. I implore you to find something new that accents your current passions in life and allow it to boost your joy and abilities to the next level.