|Spotlight: Keith Cameron Smith
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||Some people reject the idea
of wealth, "It's lonely at the top" and so forth.
What do you say to them?
lot of people are still stuck in the comfort mode.
They just want to have enough, and they think if they
pursue all that money, they'll lose their family;
they'll lose their health. That's not me at all. God,
family and finances are my priorities. I never wanted
to be somebody that went after financial freedom and
lost my health or lost my family. I refuse to go down
that path. But I've known people that do that. They
put money as such a high priority in life that they
lose the things that matter most. But if you keep
your priorities in order and focus on financial freedom,
it's a wonderful world. I love people and I use things.
There are some millionaires out there that love things
and use people, and that is definitely the wrong formula.
||Do you manage your own money?
did everything on my own, yes. I never went to a professional
to handle my money for me. What I've come to find
out is, while some of those guys are great, a lot
of those guys just put on a front. They're making
$50,000 a year and they're trying to tell someone
who is making a million dollars a year how to invest
their money and they really don't know; they're just
doing what they've been told to do. I'm not knocking
anyone. if you're going to use one, make sure you
find a good one who is doing very well financially
||What do you see yourself doing 10 years from now?
are some things we do for money that are only good
for a certain reason. That's why we have to keep our
eyes open for new opportunities. I'm constantly polishing
my portfolio and looking at different forms of income.
I never got heavily involved in the stock market.
I am still dabbling in real estate but nothing real
serious right now. I'm still a young entrepreneur.
I still have a lot to learn. I haven't mastered all
those principles; I'm still living them on a daily
basis. When I focus on them, it seems like opportunities
come my way and I make some better decisions. It's
not just about the money. It's about the learning