I received news about Steve Jobs’ death. He was a visionary and was able to change our lives with technology. I came late to the game, but here I am typing this out on a Macbook Air…

There’s one lesson I learnt from my days at Arthur Andersen. There’s no job security.

If you let that sink in, and take into perspective what’s going on in the world today — you’ll not only strive to better yourself as an individual, but also as an investor. Could you survive (and support your dependents) on what you’ve saved? Would you be willing to take drastic steps, like living on beans & rice and rice & beans for however long it takes you to earn an income to support your expenses? What if you could not find a job for a long time, because you’re either inexperienced or outdated? Are you’re expenses so high that you could consider yourself ‘high maintenance’? How about this thought — what if you lost everything you had today, your job, your business, your savings? Would you survive? Or would you thrive? When pushed to the ground, with your face in the dirt — would you be able to pick yourself up and survive? Or would you thrive?

Are you good at improvising? Don’t have something? Make it! Try something else instead! Make do with what you have! Do you know what it’s like to be totally bankrupt? Do you know what its like to be totally hungry?

Well then. As Steve Jobs would say…

Stay Foolish. Stay Hungry.