It’s been a pretty crazy last few weeks! Although updates on this blog have been slow to come in this week, I just wanted to provide a quick update to readers with what’s going on with me.
For starters, I’m still trying to get my situation squared away so that I can leave for Hong Kong sometime this summer, hopefully in June. This means getting my taxes filed away, renewing my passport, meeting up with good buddies to hang out with, and cleaning (which is something I keep pushing aside, unfortunately). Anyway, I remain as excited as one could possibly be with this future move… For me, it’s going to mark the “Next Chapter” of my life, and a transition to a post-FI type of lifestyle. I really have no expectations, so far, and will most likely just go with the flow. But it’s just around the corner, which is so hard for me to grasp, still.
Moving along, I know that I’ve been focusing a lot on gold mining stocks lately, but kind of for good reason — Gold stocks are just super HOT right now! Many friends, family, readers of this blog, etc. have made a pretty penny so far already (some are up north of $100,000 since we bottomed out on January 19), and as you guys all know, I’m just gonna do my part to help anyone out that I can. I’ve never been the type to “keep secrets” to myself, and I more than freely give away my best ideas… That’s just the way I am… And with all the progress that I’ve made towards early FI over the last 4 years, honestly, I don’t really give a sh!t what anyone else thinks… Unlike a lot of assholes out there, I actually enjoy watching other people do well and succeed, both in life and with investing. So, I’ve been spending a lot of time teaching some new investors the ropes when it comes to investing in gold stocks. And when it comes to my close inner circle, most everyone is hustling everyday, working 9-5, so no one really has the time to deep dive into things like I do… I’m the guy with far too much time on my hands who is e-mailing and calling management of these companies to learn more… I’m not always gonna make the right moves or have all the answers, but I’m always going to do my best to take care of those that I care about. That includes readers of this blog.
But, I do realize that first and foremost this blog is about early financial independence… So, at some point I will need to refocus on that underlying theme because ultimately, early FI is what it’s all about. This is not a dividend growth investing blog. This is not an index investing blog. This is not a real estate blog. This is not a gold mining stock blog. As I’ve stated on too many occasions, I do not swear allegiance to any single asset class… Early FI has ALWAYS been what it’s all about; I will utilize any (and all) investment vehicles to help me get to and sustain FI.
Indeed, Early FI is very possible to achieve at a young age, so don’t let anyone else try to convince you otherwise.
Moving on, I’ve got a few more podcasts recorded, so I’m really looking forward to releasing those in the near future… Man, I’ve been talking to some pretty inspirational and amazing people… It’s been so much fun and a most humbling experience, so I really hope that readers have been enjoying these segments. I’ve got more down the pipe!
As it pertains to this blog, traffic has been increasing steadily and we are adding new subscribers everyday! That’s totally awesome to see, and I hope we can continue to keep up the pace! I do sincerely appreciate everyone who has supported me and is tagging along on this journey… I would really like to work on growing this blog more in the future. For now, my focus has sort of been on freelance writing, as evident by the increase in Seeking Alpha articles that I’ve been writing in recent months. In two months time, we’ve gone from 0 followers to over 100 on Seeking Alpha, with a few “Editor Picks” articles, so again, it’s incremental progress, but the wins are adding up. Just like with this blog, I’m humbled that there are readers out there who are enjoying my content and see value in it.
So, let’s keep marching along! For the remainder of this week, I’ll probably takes things easy and chill out… I’ll admit I am feeling pretty burnt out right now…
Thanks again for reading and following along! I promise, I’ve got a lot more content in store for the future! 🙂