Principles of Bullishness #1: You Do Not Know What Your Future Self Will Want – But She Will Want Resources and Options

The 10 Principles of Bullishness is an e-book from the early days of Bullish, which we’re revisiting with a series of video posts.

Principles of Bullishness #1: You Do Not Know What Your Future Self Will Want – But She Will Want Resources and Options

Society doesn’t encourage women to look forward to getting older. But when you get there, you’ll still feel like yourself – and how awesome your life will be depends greatly on what you do now.

It’s hard to know exactly what you’ll want when you’re 35 or 55 or 105. A desire to travel in your twenties may turn into a deep lust for a townhouse in a good neighborhood – or maybe you’ll sell everything and spend a decade building schools or clinics in a needy community.

You can’t know exactly what your future self will want, but she will want money in the bank, a network of personal and business connections to help her out, a professional reputation to bank on, and the freedom to make choices. She wants resources and options. Set her up!

If you have a hard time standing up for yourself, or if you feel “greedy” asking for a raise or leaving a just-okay job to look for a better one, don’t just think about you – think about her. Your future self is an amazing person and she needs your help now.

Check back – we’ll be posting the next 9 Principles of Bullishness!