Last week, I dodged a bullet. At least that’s the expression I used several times in describing what happened.
I didn’t dodge a real bullet – I dodged a financial bullet.
The short story is I had all my financial investments in real estate starting about five years ago. I was a speculator. I decided to change careers and my cash flow went south. I previously wrote about this here, here, here, here, here, and here.
Last week, I sold my last investment property. That sale saved me from taking a financial bullet direct hit. I dodged a bullet.
It’s ironic because I was strangely confident throughout this time period – I knew somehow it would all work out. I was charging forward without a flak jacket. I had no safety net.
Now I’m confident that the choices I made were correct for me despite the financial losses. I’m doing what I want. I’m doing it my way. And I don’t have to worry now about Donald Trump calling me up for real estate investing advice.
Today, I’m grateful … I dodged a bullet. I’m moving forward.
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Steve Weber is a speaker, Forrest Gump tribute artist, facilitator, blogger, and author. The three principles of Gumption are specifically designed to get you (and your team) to Function with Gumption. Steve uses the simple, yet powerful, life lessons from the movie Forrest Gump to bring positivity back into the workplace. Learn more at SpeakingGump.com.