Gladys Featured People Q&A with Briton Hill
KNOWN FOR: Financially independent through personal investing by age 22.
CURRENT PROJECT: President, Weber Global Management
Name 3 Things You Are Grateful For:
I am most grateful for all the amazing people in my life. I have supportive family members whom I love and I know love me. I have loyal friends who want the best for me and help make life fun, and I have great mentors who guide me and show me how much more I can become. I am also grateful for good health. A few years ago, I was 35 pounds heavier and my immune system was a wreck. It was really difficult to function having let things slip that far, but now I am doing much better. I’m grateful for my career as a wealth manager. Investing is something I am very passionate about and have loved my entire life. The fact that I get to do it professionally as a “job” is so fun and exciting to me. I can honestly say that it never feels like I’m at work because I love what I do.
What Is The Motto You Live By?
When I was about 5 years old, my dad told me that the Marines say to “improvise, adapt, overcome” when situations were tough. I always remembered that, and it plays through my head when things get tough and don’t go according to plan. I can honestly say it’s helped me keep my cool in very tense situations.
Best Advice You Have Ever Been Given?
My best advice came from the book “Principles” by Ray Dalio, One of the lines he wrote was: “While you can have virtually anything you want, you cannot have everything you want.” Having this advice helped me take a step back and ask myself “what is really important to me here?”, and what things do I need to do or avoid in order to stay focused on what really matters.
What Is Next For You?
Grow our current business and provide more comprehensive and better services for our clients and continue to find ways to help out and give back to those around me, particularly my peers. Millennials and Gen-Z have been dealt a bad hand economically speaking; in fact, it’s a pretty grim picture for most people. I want anyone in my age rage (18-35) who is stressed about their finances to know their is hope, and that all it takes is a little consistency and discipline to make dramatic changes to their financial outlook.