Jay Simpson | Every day I hustle | Columns



When people hear the word scammer, they automatically think of negative things – like selling drugs or stealing from people – and that’s unfair.

Just because you’re a scammer doesn’t mean you’re doing it wrong, it just means you care about your money and do whatever it takes to keep it.

The majority of people I know who have this type of mindset all come from the same type of background: low income, single parent, lower class people who wanted a change for themselves.

They realized that if they didn’t take matters into their own hands, they would be just another statistic, so they did what they had to do.

Some went to college and others got jobs, which is perfectly fine, because college isn’t for everyone. They could have taken to the streets and jostled each other that way, but, as I mentioned earlier, they didn’t want to be labeled as another statistic.

I feel like selling drugs is the easy way out. Working to get a degree or working a real job to eventually start a career is much harder to do because money isn’t fast, but quick money isn’t always good money.

If you have a job and you don’t have enough to afford something you want, you go overtime and work until you can afford whatever you want. It’s the mentality of a con artist.

Never let your current situation prevent you from achieving your goals.

Don’t complain, don’t settle, work.

Hard work and dedication will take you wherever you want to go in life, and with these two attributes, you will be able to achieve whatever it is you can think of.

Don’t shy away from the challenges life throws at you and keep a con artist mentality. Always want more of yourself and never get content.

Much love and blessings to all of you.

Jay Simpson writes for The News-Gazette. His column appears on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. He can be reached at jsimpson@news-gazette.com.


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