So this journey hasn’t been a straight forward one and there have been a lot of mistakes along the way, regarding training, investing, refurbishments, company set-ups and much more. My starting point was March 2014, I had read the book “Rich DAD Poor DAD”, written by Robert Kiyosaki. His story was about how he and two very influential men in his life one his father a college lecturer, who earned a good salary and told Robert to study hard to get a good job to pay into a pension that will allow you to retire and be looked after by the government, his other father figure his best friends father a successful businessman owning multiple businesses in the largest property empire in Hawaii, he tort Robert and his BF to invest in assets and not liabilities an example would be, getting a pay raise at work and straight away booking a holiday or buying a new car. Robert was torte early to use assets to afford those luxuries in life, so use the pay raise money to buy an asset (something you buy that will in time increase in value). Robert’s book highlights some of the social norms, what is deemed smart in this day and age like paying for University to graduate in the U.S.A/U.K with over a hundred thousands dollar or pounds of debt before you start your working life, now Robert isn’t saying don’t get a degree or get an education, far from in-fact! He is highly educated and well trained through the Navy and then some blue-chip firms but he never paid a penny for his own education! That’s his point be smart to use the money you earn to afford a plan B, investing property, stock market, pension (well not a pension that is administered via a third party). Robert is a firm believer in support your lifestyle and not be ashamed of the money you make, if you pay your taxes then enjoy your fruits however you like. This was one of the first books I have ever been engaged enough to read cover-to-cover, and once the gates were opened to an alternative view that is fairly in sync with my morals, it’s a great book to read and he has also released a version for teenagers. definitely worth a read… If you haven’t already!
Thank you, Robert! For inspiring me to challenge my conventional approach and start to build a life that I wasn’t willing to leave as a pipe dream! Who knows what this will become but you can only fail if you don’t try failure to me is standing still and doing the same things that you have always done, weathers that’s starting a weight loss journey, starting a new career path. Self-improvement is something I think we all should do to become better people not just successful ones!