It’s been a little more than four months since I started out on this blogging adventure. I’ve enjoyed interacting with my fellow readers, joined a great community of bloggers, and I’ve learned a lot along the way.
It’s time to revisit the original premise of this blog and see what it’s all about. In life, we have three main resources at our disposal: our health, our mind, and our time. We are not equal in our capacities for health and mind, but we all have the opportunity to make the best with what we have, and increase our life expectation.
Life expectation is simply a term I adapted that should be familiar to poker players out there. In poker, the strength of your hand isn’t solely determined by the cards that you hold. It’s also determined in part by the cards your opponent holds, how he plays his hand, and how you play your hand. This is what is known as expectation, and the amount of value that you expect to gain from the hand is known as expected value (EV).
All of us have a destination in mind. For some, it’s having the freedom to travel around the world. For others, it’s having the ability to start your own business and work for yourself. I personally would like to build up my skills, knowledge, and passive income, so that I one day reach the point where I am no longer required to work a 9 to 5 job to pay the bills.
Here at Invest It Wisely, it’s not only about the destination, but it’s also about the journey along the way. This is a journey that I am currently travelling along with many of you, and I hope that we can learn from each other and grow along the way.
Here is the story of two guys that have actually reached their destination and are living the life they always wanted. I find it very inspiring to read their stories. Here they are:
- Early Retirement Extreme: How I became financially independent in 5 years – Part I
- 7million7years: Intro
- 7million7years: Roadmap To Riches
So, what is your dream? What is your vision of the ideal lifestyle for you? What do you think of my breakdown of the 3 primary resources down to mind, health, and time? As always, looking forward to your comments.