It was the worst hold music ever. The same song playing over and over. I was trapped in a Yanni & John Tesh vortex trance. I would have taken Milli Vanilli over Yanni and Tesh. Maybe even a little Michael Bolton.
I couldn’t hang up the phone. I had to deal with some health insurance stuff. I had to be patient. Yanni and Tesh were killing me!!!!
The guy who put me on hold never came back on the phone to let me know that he hadn’t forgot about me. The only info I found out was a whole lotta nothing.
At the 35 minute mark, I threw in the towel and hung up. I was DUN. I invested my time, and it was a total waste. All I got was an amazing Yanni and John Tesh bootleg!
We all run out of patience at some point. It’s like, if we don’t see some results at some point in time, we just bail. It’s human nature.
So how patient are you when it comes to investing your money?
Are you willing to buy green bananas and wait and wait and wait until you make money? While listening to Yanni?
You need to be aware of how patient you are, especially as an investor.
If you are not patient, and you want results right away – then you are setting yourself up for failure.
Your patience will be tested big time. You have to stay in the game of investing to make money. You can’t just sit on the sidelines – muting out Yanni and Tesh – and get in right before everything goes up.
Ask the people that bought stock mutual funds from 2000-2010. They made very little money. They had to listen to Yanni and Tesh for 10 years!!!
That’s a real long time. Many investors sold and got out of stocks. They left some serious money on the table. Stocks have done well since 2010. Big time.
You need to have a patient investing mindset.
You need to be able to ride out the Yanni and Tesh hold music. Who chose that terrible song to loop again and again and again!!!
What was I thinking, holding on for 35 minutes!!! I bet right when I hung up – the health insurance guy came back on the phone. I better send him some backstage passes to see John Tesh.
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