Sitting here in my SoHo hotel room in New York City, I’m watching the clouds roll in while I work and reflecting on what has brought me here. I come here to work — talk about important economic and market issues, stock market reactions, and current investment ideas I’m focused on.
But, that doesn’t mean it’s all work.
Check this picture out…
New York skyline at night from SoHo
New York City holds a special place in my heart, and for whatever reason, tends to infuse in me this insatiable desire to learn, grow, and just be alive. I love the city, the studios, TV programs, making news, the Italian food (and wine!), but my love of New York City is far deeper than that. The business of the city reminds me of all of the work to be done here and continued progress to be made.
People keep telling me I should go see the Brooklyn Bridge, take a yoga class, or visit the High Line. And, they aren’t wrong. Maybe someday I’ll come to NYC as a tourist.
But right now, the stock market’s open, and I’m cranking out my blog piece for the Nasdaq about the upcoming earnings season, talking points for Fox News on Saturday about comparisons between Clinton’s stock market and Trump’s, and upload my segment from CNBC on Tuesday about the Consumer Staples (XLP) sector… while watching this market and looking for new opportunities.
It seems so different from where I was at, seven years ago, living on the beach, without a care in the world.
This morning when I opened the picture app on my phone, a little ‘memories’ piece came up.
A year ago this week, I was in this same city, speaking in John’s place at a technology conference and just starting my experience in media.
Yesterday, I was on Fox Business with Neil Cavuto, on “Cavuto Coast to Coast” for an hour. It’s funny how things change. Here’s a picture of me getting ready to speak, right on set and watching President Trump’s press conference right before going on air.
Isn’t it crazy how much of a difference seven years (and even one year) can make?
I know these last few weeks in the market have been a little crazy. Whenever the market gets more news driven, versus based mainly on technicals and fundamentals, it requires a different finesse — and a whole lot of patience.
Or, as John likes to say, you can look at it as a “character building moment.”
And so, I’m telling you my New York City story to show you what’s possible when you make it your goal to master something. Because, that’s exactly what I aimed for. Throughout good times (and especially the bad).
Keeping going forward, looking at your mistakes, learning from them, and figuring out what you’re doing right. Make your own light at the end of the tunnel!