tisdag 18 juli 2017

Defining your own life


Yesterday I read a really motivational article about a girl from Sweden who decided to cycle around the globe. All talk about defining your own life is really put to the edge when a person makes a decision like that.
I have a dream of my own to go bike touring, but not on that scale and for now it is just a dream and it is OK to have dreams. But what about the dreams that you actually want to fulfill, the ones that you really want to pursue.

It all starts with a decision. You change yourself and make it clear to yourself that that dream is no longer a dream, but a goal. It doesn't matter if it is a bike trip around the world or a financial goal or anything else, the change from dream to goal is a mental one.
Once you have defined a goal, you better start planning. Do you need to acquire gear, or stockpile cash or sell everything you got? Or all of the above? Do the math, write down a list of actionable points and start working on them. For a bike touring a first step could be to actually get a bike, or save up to one. Dreaming of an early retirement, getting out of debt or buying a new car or starting a family? The change starts with you, and you alone.

There will be hard times and hard work to reach those goals and completing the actions to reach the end goal. People will probably not understand why you do things, and that is OK too. Each step you complete, you define your own future and you don't need anyone else to understand where you are headed. The only important thing is that you believe that the dream/goal is worth the effort in the end.
And on extra hard days, when you think of quitting, think back on why you started the project of reaching a specific goal.

And that is how you define your own life. You pick a dream, any dream and break it down to goals and actions needed to reach those goals. And then you act!


Until next time: Work to Live, Don’t Live to Work

Disclaimer. I am in no way an expert on capital management or investing. On this blog I only wish to share my findings, ideas and comments on current events and fields that interest me. I hope that my thoughts can entertain you. I expect that everyone reading take their time and do their own research before acting on anything read on this blog. Investing is not for everyone. E&OE.

måndag 10 juli 2017

My current plan, July 2017


This will just be a progress update making sure that I am still on track with the plan. This month some extra investing ability and thus throwing in a building block for both the bank and candy manufacturer.

Last month I've been very busy at work and not had much energy to tinker about financial stuff. A lot of extra hours have been put in and ended up in a discussion about how to collect the extra reward. Some chose to collect it as time, i.e. for every overtime hour you put in you get 2 back (or something like that), or you get the overtime payment in cash. My choice is always cash, as I need it to create the next building block in our money making machine. So basically the choice is to have a little more spare time now or have a lot of it later when you retire. So my choice is easy because I have my plan that I follow each month. But for other people, they have their own plans and I guess it works for them.

A little extra grinding now to be able to reap the rewards for real later is my plan, and I am still sticking to it.

Other then that I launched another sister blog to this one, this time related to gaming. I find it a really relaxing form of activity, normally I am not relaxed enough to read a book other then on a vacation.. But gaming gets my mind to other places and it works for me. So I thought that why not start writing a little about that too. Mostly guides and youtube videos for now but who knows where it will evolve over time.

Until next time: Work to Live, Don’t Live to Work



Disclaimer. I am in no way an expert on capital management or investing. On this blog I only wish to share my findings, ideas and comments on current events and fields that interest me. I hope that my thoughts can entertain you. I expect that everyone reading take their time and do their own research before acting on anything read on this blog. Investing is not for everyone. E&OE.