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Why I Once Turned Down a $42,000 Bonus Sometimes, putting yourself out there and taking risks is the best way to achieve your goals.

By Jeff Rose

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Muhammad Ali once said, "I don't count my sit-ups. I only start counting when it starts hurting because they're the only ones that count." He spoke of the value of extreme discomfort, and in this video, certified financial planner Jeff Rose wants you to follow his example. That is to say, it's important to put yourself out there. In this video, Rose shares some of the risks he has taken in his personal, professional and financial life. That includes:

  • Taking on his first role as a junior broker.
  • Turning down a $42,000 bonus.
  • Co-founding an investment firm.
  • Selling a six-figure business and moving his family to a new state.

He admits that each step was difficult and often scary, but he pushed through and gave himself permission to try and, if necessary, fail. Watch the full video to hear more of Rose's story and advice.

Related: How This Certified Financial Planner Used His Roth IRA to Turn $11,000 into $270,000 [100% Tax-Free]

Jeff Rose

Certified Financial Planner, Author and Blogger

Jeff Rose is an entrepreneur disguised as a certified financial planner, author and blogger.  He's best know for his blog and book, Soldier of Finance: Take Charge of Your Money and Invest in Your Future.  He's also the editor of He escaped a path of financial destruction from dropping out of college with over $20,000 of credit card debt to become a self-made millionaire. His mission is help future generations achieve financial freedom by developing strong money habits and unleashing their entrepreneurial spirit.   

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