Invest in your career

A gift from the previous tenant. These unexpected flowers showed up on the tangled bush outside this spring. We thought the only flowers were roses.

Part of building wealth for yourself is investing in yourself, especially your career. Note: we didn’t say “job.” If you have a job, you should probably be reading blogs about celebrities and sports. People who are serious about building wealth need to think differently.

Wealth is a state of mind. It is a sense of “enough.” Of course, it includes having enough money, which produces income. But there is so much more to that.

We learned that during our conference up in Port Townsend. Aside from our excitement about the coming Steampunk Hootenanny, which sadly we won’t be able to attend due to commitments here at home, we got excited about our entire life and vowed anew to expand our career.

We stayed overnight at the officers quarters at Fort Worden State Park, where the conference was. In the morning, we wandered near the bluffs and scampered up and down the now-empty gun emplacements where artillery and cannon had been manned by soldiers during two wars.

Soldiers would scramble up these stairs where huge cannon were placed. In compartments on the sides there was space for firearms and ammo in case the enemy came up the hill in person.

In the evening, we were lucky to get a tiny room with two – two! – windows, and right around the corner from the bathroom and shower. A kind writer helped us with our suitcase which is so much harder to get up stairs that down.

Despite much joking about ghosts at other lodging places, we didn’t see or hear a single one. We didn’t need one – our childhood memories of the Presidio in San Francisco, where our uncle was stationed in the early 1950s were more than enough.

In less than 24 hours, we met editors, publishers and our fellow freelance writers. We decided it is time to raise our game. Part of that decision includes expanding the scope of this blog. We’ve spent quite a bit of time on this blog discussing lifestyle, because we feel that is part of wealth.

So, look for more of IFO’s information and opinion on career building.

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About InvestingforOne

I've been investing in various assets by myself using a discount broker for many years. Over that time, I've developed some theories that others might find useful. Plus, there is more to investing than money. Time, talent, work, friends, family all go into developing a good and satisfactory strategy.
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