12 years ago I got my first full-time job teaching English to kids here in Japan.
I was able to pick up some extra jobs and quite quickly was earning quite a decent salary.
Each month I put aside a set amount of money and felt I was on my way.
That seems so long ago.
So many have things have changed since that time.
More importantly, I’ve changed.
A few years back I did some calculations and figured out that even if I were able to save $3000 a month that it would take me 27 years to become a millionaire.
And $3000 a month is a lot for most people.
There had to be a better way.
So I started thinking about different ways to invest and happened to be introduced to Robert Kiyosaki’s “Rich Dad, Poor Dad.” My education had begun.
Since that time I’ve studied business, stocks and real estate.
Finally last year my wife and I made our move.
We were able to purchase a small block of raw land with the intention of building a rental property on it.
We approached a bank only to be denied.
But what else is new?
We assessed our options and went back to the drawing board.
Then two weeks ago we finally got the go ahead from the bank.
Michael Jordan once said, “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”
Failing is the part of life that makes success that much sweeter.
Failing makes us stronger.
Failing makes us more resourceful.
Failing is simply a prerequisite for anyone wanting to achieve success.
The more we fail, the more we learn (hopefully).
Later this year we’ll be able to walk into our first property. How exciting is that?
Now we move on to part two. I’ll keep you posted.