For myself, it was the dissatisfaction of working long hours in a job I never had a passion for. Property investing was the only opportunity I could think of that gave me a chance to bring retirement forward. Even if it was only by a few years, it was good enough for me.
Check out these random Facebook posts from my Facebook seven years ago.
It’s funny to look back at these thoughts now, as I forgot how unhappy I was with my work life balance. I grew up with the message; go to university, get a good job and then deal with the decades of work that followed. Although this was all good advice, the punishing length of time required to save enough for retirement via a salary, simply didn’t add up for me. The system as far as I could see, was broken…
Property investing had the power of leveraging what little savings I had at the time to control much a higher value asset that not only grew in value, but also gave me positive cash flow. What job could ever do this? The moment I fully understood this simple equation was the day knew I was going to be an obsessed investor for life!
Eight years after investing in my first property, my wife and I now have the option to never work a day in our lives again.
This is just a quick message to hopefully help at least one person to think bigger and not accept the status quo.
Director – Rethink Investing