Looking back at 2019 I started the year as a pensioner, retired and enjoying an active social life including lots of dancing and catching up with friends whilst watching lots of live music.
2018 had been the year when I reached the ripe old age of 65 and qualified for my state pension. I was a little unsure of what to do and decided to heed my son’s advice when he said “just ‘kick back’ Dad and take it easy for a while.” Well I did that, I had a little bit of a ‘GAP year’ with plenty of travelling in 2018. I didn’t completely relax though; I was still running a couple of businesses each with small property portfolios to manage and as the year ended, I was busy preparing one property ready for sale as a flip.
The pivot point…
At the end of January my life changed when I was challenged during a training course for property investors to establish for myself what I wanted to do with my life and more importantly, why…
Working out our personal goals and the reasons why they mean so much to us as individuals is really important for us to define and yet we rarely spend any time to sit down and focus on the vital driving force that directs our lives that is our WHY.
I realised that I hadn’t come this far with my life, to only get this far; now I had the chance to direct my knowledge and experience towards creating a better legacy for my children and my grandchildren.
It was at this point that I decided to set down a set of new objectives and my motivational reasons why. This helped me decide to embark upon more training courses aimed at helping property investors succeed with a variety of strategies and techniques. Looking back at the year I see that I have invested in over 43 days of training/seminars and have been mentored and coached by some of the leading players in the UK property marketplace to set me on the right track for 2020.
Coming soon…the next installment of looking back on 2019.