Its been months since I last wrote here and having just read my last post I thought I would update my blog with what has been happening in my life along the road to being obscenely rich.
I have continued with meditation practice and yoga each morning. I have also joined the Self Realisation Fellowship (http://www.yogananda-srf.org/) and have been following the lessons given there.
I am still working at a top investment bank and have been working my way through the bank’s university courses which teach about all the different aspects of investment banking, the economy and trading.
So far I have completed courses on topics such as:
General Markets and Finance
Futures, Options and about exchanges
All of these courses and my general level of exposure to banking systems has given me a good insight and experience into the way money works at the core of our capitalist society. I feel I am getting closer to the centre of the money. I am ever looking for opportunities to increase my earning potential, business ideas and knowledge of trading and trading systems.
I have been saving for a house and should have enough money to buy my first house (either my own or one to rent out) by August 2011.
This is quite an achievement given I was 14k in debt from the failed business one year ago.
I feel I am still on the path to being financially free as well as eternally happy. Its a slow process, this initial gain of capital. The months roll by and the invoices keep coming in. It is like a snowball, starting off small and growing.
My current estimates are 11 years to financial freedom. I believe with the knowledge I am gaining working for the bank this should drastically decrease over the next year or so. I am aiming to reduce it to about 3 – 5 years.
I have also been looking at starting up smaller businesses that are not million pound enterprises but supplement my income, dont require time overhead and go to reduce the difference between outgoings and income.
Ill let you know more if any of them manifest into reality.