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I Said I Would Be A Millionaire By 30, Here’s How I Messed Up

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Millionaire By 30, Many Want It But Only A Few Get It

Ever since you understood both concepts of money and age, you probably found yourself saying this iconic phrase that hunted your teenage and young adult years:

”I Want To Be A Millionaire By 30”

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This year I turned 27 years old and despite the fanfare, my new found lack of tolerance to alcohol and some bucket list checks; that millionaire thing still sounds far away.

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Not to rain on my own parade but if I could punch my 13 year old self in the face I would. As most 90’s babies, I had this your-favorite-rapper-mtv-crib-episode idea of what being rich is about.


A philosopher from Staten Island once said: ”Cash Rules Everything Around Me” and he was right (in a sense).  Cash is like a perfect summer body: you see yourself with it, you want it intensely but in fact, you barely work for it.

Today, I’d like to go back once again to this 13 year old version of myself and tell him exactly what NOT to do if he actually wants to be a millionaire by 30. You know what? Let’s do it together as I go over what I’ve learned about wealth after 27 years of chasing it!

#1 It’s Not What You Make, It’s What You Keep

I would’ve been a millionaire by 30 a long time ago if I had a dollar every time my mom cited The Ant And The Grasshopper. 27 years later, I finally got it mommy!

Getting Money Is The Easy Part,

Keeping It Is…..

                                                                   Something Else

Whether in business or in my professional life, I never had to complain but I always wanted more. I realized I had a problem with handling money when I got refused for a McDouble. I guess sometimes it just cost a dollar and some change to come to your senses.


Simply put, there’s always a bill to pay, a bottle to pop, a trip to take and a world to impress. YOLO was the motto before Drake said it, we just didn’t have a name for it (is YOLO still a thing though?).


Save for rainy days, spend wisely and invest. Clothes get out of style, parties get wack and ‘‘Damn Homie, In High School You Was The Man Homie” should remain a 50 cent’s line; not your reality.

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#2 Don’t Drown In People’s Success Story, Build Your Own!

For all my self-improvement junkies out there, let this drug down a bit. Cocaine and self-improvement are helluva drugs in case you didn’t know. They have the same effect when you think about it.


I remember vividly going to seminars and my heart was racing, I was clapping my hands awkwardly like Tony Robbins and felt like the world was mine like the Scarface Tony.

This temporary high would last what; 2-3 weeks at large. Back to square one, back to anxiety and the ”Millionaire By 30” monologue you repeat over and over like your go-to scratched out CD you keep trying to play even though it won’t work.

Indeed it won’t work. I’ve read more biographies and ”How To’s” than I could think of. So much that I never quite wrote my own.

Why tryna be Steve Jobs when you can be yourself? Why emulating someone else when you can actually work on your own strengths and weaknesses?


#3 Self Confidence & Self Awareness Are Everything

You don’t see the world the way it is, you see it the way you are. You think you know a lot but do you actually know yourself? That’s the part where you drop your phone or close the article and say:

”Man, Fuck You Talking About Zack! Of Course I Know Myself!”

In reality, we don’t always know ourselves. You would be surprised how many Y-O-U there are based on each situation that presents itself. The point here is to be aware of this and make the most out of it.

When I created my business, I barely knew what I was doing (I still freestyle to this day). I heard the word ‘‘No” so many times, I thought about getting tips from Jehovah witnesses for a while.

One thing this journey thought me about myself is this:  pride will take the best out of you. I thought I was the most lay back kid on the block until I found myself low key wishing death on some of my clients or associates.


A zest of arrogance and a Mr-Know-It-All-Attitude won’t get you far, I’ve learned this the hard way. In fact, showing off your accolades often disguises a true lack of confidence; speaking from personal experience.

Simply put, these are the mistakes you avoid when you truly take the time to know yourself. Once you’re true to yourself you actually start to live your truth and the truth pays quite well.

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Cc: via ”Be Humble” vide0

#4 Do You Really Want To Be A Millionaire By 30? 

Adults like to unconsciously torture kids; especially with the infamous ”What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up” line. John Lenon said he wanted to be happy, Malcom X said he wanted to be a lawyer and me, Well I  said I wanted to be rich.

Rich doing what? A couple thousand rich or Jeff Bezos rich? See this is the real issue.  We all want this but we don’t have a precise plan to get there.


You want a rich man’s life but can you handle a rich man’s problems? You want to run a successful business but can you deal with the fact that your life will be a remake of Jason Statham‘s Crank?

Forget about sleeping, a stable income, a regular lifestyle because sometimes entrepreneurship will throw a huge middle finger at that. The money in itself can’t be a motivator to go through all this.

There are a couple things that became crystal clear to me over the years. Focus on being impactful in what you do. A deep desire to have an impact on the most people possible will guide you through.

When I write those articles, for example, I feel like my job is done if I touched even one reader. As you can see, I’m even willing to open up about some embarrassing life experiences just to get my point across (talking about commitment!).


Impact a million people and make a million dollars, easier said than done but it’s still a good start!

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This Year Malefycia Is Colliding Horror And The Bible To Make The Thrill Of Halloween Real Again




Malefycia Is Restoring The Feeling, One Spooky Scream At A Time

Long are the days when I was cruising down the streets on October 31st either looking for candies to devour for 3 weeks straight or even as an adult looking for a popping club where I could tell people ”My costume is ME tonight”.

The truth is, I think Malefycia restored something that I thought was buried inside me. They reminded me that not only I liked Halloween but I just couldn’t find an alternative in my adult life to spark my curiosity on one side and get the thrill going on the other.


Malefycia been around for a minute but this year they’re trying something different…I mean different.

You’re familiar with the 7 sins in the bible don’t you? You’re aware of what a haunted house is supposed to be don’t you? Well, something in their team had the genius and actually vicious idea to combine these two things who might have nothing to with each other on the outside looking in but in this new adventure/haunted house experience; it all make sense!

their show called V7CE is cross theatre performance, cross the most scary thing you’ve ever seen. The show includes different scenes and interactive plays putting on the forefront the 7 sins from the bible.

What always stand out to me when it comes to Malefycia, is there raw and authentic attention to details.


Do yourself a favor and come immerse yourself in this universe and your inner child and your thrill-seeking inner adult have some fun.

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Myraï Lavoie Is Taking The Fashion World By Storm With The Glitch Fashion Show



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Myraï Lavoie Is Creating Her Own Universe And You’re Invited

What I appreciate the most about my work is the fact that I get to meet great minds & humans with a powerful story and this time around, I got to cross path with the talented Myraï Lavoie.

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The city has been quiet fashion wise over the years and as platform that mostly talked about fashion in its inception, we’ve felt it the most over here.

There would be sparks of hope here and there but besides Festival De Mode & Design, not a lot of things really stood out.


When I heard about ”The Glitch” it’s like I knew what it was about without nothing what it was about.

I mean good branding is good branding but it was more so who’s behind the good branding this time around. I had the chance to work with Myraï Lavoie in the past and one thing I can is : there’s a method to her madness.


Every artist has an eye and that eye is shaped by our views of the world and life experiences. Myraï had an interesting life.

One where being different is actually the move. One where if you don’t fit somewhere, you don’t try to get in the mold, you bend it.

For all the lack of support or misunderstand she got in Montreal, she found a place to be creative working or being in room with the likes of Paris Hilton & P. Diddy to name a few.

What she’s learned from coming out of her shell and experiencing the world she’s about the share it with us with her own fashion called ”The Glitch” tonight.

”The Glitch” is exactly what I thought it was going to be. A standout experience and experience and something you’ve never seen before just like its creator.


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The 50th Anniversary Of Les Grands Explorateurs Presents A Touching Documentary Exploring Africa And Its Wonders

An Amazing Story by Amazing Creators!



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Les Grands Explorateurs Is Celebrating Africa In A Real Way!

Curiosity has to be the most incredible human quality there is and Les Grands Explorateurs has been putting it on the forefront for the past 50 years!

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We are now entering an era where we want to know more about what is going on on the other side of the world.

How people are living, their culture and what is their reality compared to ours.


Sometimes the depiction of such reality is either unfair or made to look down at somebody. Other times, filmmakers have the challenge to depict a reality in a way to uplift what other cultures are bringing to the table.

Milan Bihlmann and Muammer Yilmaz are two filmmakers who know where they stand when it comes to that.

Rêves D’Afrique” is the epidemy of that. The two filmmakers decided to go to 7 countries in Africa to not only paint the picture for the world but to give the good people out there something we forget to give one another : ”a piece of yourself’.

Armed with a backpack, film gear and true altruism, the duo spread love and good deeds wherever they could throughout their trip.


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Les Grands Explorateurs being this platform to uncover the world made the right choice by adding this beautiful piece to their program.

Up until November 1st, you still have the chance to see the beautiful piece in theater and then online starting November 2nd.

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