It’s always the biggest hill you have to climb, isn’t it? How to take those first couple of steps. How to set your feet on the right path. How to begin the journey that’s going to take you to your journey’s end.
A trivial journey like going to the grocery store is no big deal. You put the remote back on the side table, get off the sofa and head for the door. But what if your dream journey is to become rich? What if it is to go to far off places like Nepal?
What if you’re just trying to figure out how to set up a secure future for yourself, and you have to figure out how to make your finances make that happen? That’s where “easy” starts getting just a little bit harder.
The Answer is in Investing, but you Already Knew that. Where do you start?
Unless you have been living in the shadows for the past couple of decades, you are well aware that the key to building a robust financial future is in putting your money into solid investments. Investments are not there to hold your money for you like a passbook savings account. Those build compound interest, but that is small potatoes compared to what sound investments can bring in. Long term investments can make your money grow if you exhibit a willingness to be patient.
But where do you invest? Should you put your hard earned money in an established business, in a business of your own, or in real estate?
Everyone has their own niche when it comes to investing, and I’m not going to tell you which one is right and which one is wrong because quite frankly, they’re all going to do a great job securing your finances if they’re managed right.
The Crux of Sound Investing is Effective Management
The key to successful investing isn’t just putting it into stocks or whatever. The key is to put your money into the right investments and then properly manage and maintain them, much the same way you manage and maintain your home, your car and your kid’s college fund. Few of us are born with the financial instincts of a Warren Buffet, but we can all learn the ropes of wise investing.
That’s where things start to get a little bit sticky. What does it take to learn the ins and outs of investing? And contrary to the title, I’m not just talking about stock investing. Any type of investment process is going to come with a learning curve, and between us? The best way to beat that learning curve isn’t to plunge in head first and hope you get lucky. What you really need is someone to show you the way.
Finding your Financial Guru
You do need a mentor who will guide you to financial freedom and prosperity. There is always the internet search for available options, but a better recommendation is to find someone you respect who has successfully beat his own path to a secure and lucrative financial future and has the same goals as you do.
From that point, that person is going to be the one to advise you on your finances, set your feet on the right path and, ultimately, turn your dream into the kind of reality it deserves to be.