That would be logical sequel to my last title. Y’know, if we were doing sequels.
But since sequels are seldom better than the original, and are really just an attempt to pander to the audience of an initial success, let’s just skip the whole idea. After all, I was just hard up for a title.
So another day of study, interrupted by a few minor things. I’m still on track, but I’m starting to feel like finishing the current book this week will be a push. Still, I’d really like to do that, so I’ll start pushing tomorrow.
In the meantime, I have to admit that my thoughts have turned to how I’m actually going to make a go of this whole thing. I think I have some possibilities in terms of getting myself hitched to an experienced advisor, which is the logical first step, but I’m far less settled on how to actually get people in the door as clients.
It’s interesting to sit back and wonder whether your friends should actually trust you with this stuff. After all, I’m pretty new to the game. Why should they have any faith that I’ll do a good job of it? Y’know, apart from my obvious brilliance and scintillating charm. And further to that, how do you convince people who aren’t your friends to give you a shot?
It’s an interesting nut. As I think about it, I suppose I have two immediate answers.
First, I can honestly say that I’ve learning things in these courses. Not everything, for sure, but I know what I’ve learned and I can honestly say I’d trust me more now. Significantly more. And I actually thought I was fairly knowledgeable before. In retrospect, I was probably wrong about that, but the point is that I’ve probably learned quite a few things most people don’t know about the investment game.
Second, I really am going to hitch my wagon to someone with experience, who can mentor me and slap me upside the head if I’m doing something foolish. And honestly, based on my life so far, that right there is probably the most important piece. Having a good mentor is what it’s all about.
So, I suppose that’s a start. But still… getting people in the door? It sounds like a challenge.
I must have done something right, ’cause in the corporate world a “challenge” is the reward you get for a job well done.