DR CHET SPEVENS | Finance Expert | Contact
If you are reading this, then you’ve experienced it. Your success has been the cause of resentment or criticism from others, leading your friends, your family, or even strangers to attack you.
This, of course, is the very real and serious condition of Tall Poppy Syndrome (TPS) that is so prevalent amongst the wealthiest 1% of Australians today.
If you are suffering through your own lived experience of TPS, then let me be the first to say that you are not alone. Believe me, as Australia’s foremost respected financial expert, I am one of the Tallest Poppies in the entire country, perhaps even the world. And with a massive and loyal advice column readership that includes you, my favourite reader, rest assured that I have suffered more discrimination than any Australian in the history of this fine land at the hands of jealous nobodies wanting to tear me down from the dizzying heights that I so often find myself soaring.
I am here bleeding with you. Look at us, the best and the brightest in our respective fields. We are people of great success, talent and status. Of course, the plebs are going to try and tear us down.
But let me tell you, TPS is no joke. If left untreated, it can severely impact your ability to financially succeed in life.
Thankfully, after decades of experience living as the tallest most envied Tall Poppy amongst an endless field of Tall Poppies nationwide, I have discovered a 100 per cent effective vaccine to protect against all instances of TPS.
And that is to shout from the rooftops the fact that you are donating to charity.
I know, when you say it out loud it’s so simple, right?
Now, I hear you when you say there are other ways of protecting against Tall Poppy discrimination in your life. I agree. I know firsthand that if I reduce the number of times I refer to myself in the third-person, my conversations with friends are far nicer. Unfortunately, Dr Chet Spevens just finds that so hard to do.
No, the best way is to donate to charity because it’s socially unacceptable to hate on someone for doing so. And the best part about it all, you can make donations tax-deductible, meaning you’ll actually profit from the donations come EOFY, thus not only raising you above TPS but raising your bank balance, too.
That’s what I call a win-win.
So from one Tall Poppy to another, take my advice, donate to a tax-deductible charity organisation of your choice, today.
*If you are worried someone is at immediate risk of experiencing TPS, call the TPS Support Line on 1800 8255 76779 (1800 TALL POPPY)