I’ve known Tres now since 2005. We both started (and finished in ‘07) a Master’s in Entrepreneurship at MIT at that time and have remained good friends since. Tres works on the trading floor at the CME and runs his own futures brokerage firm in Chicago.
He is also a frequent guest on CNBC, Fox Business and Bloomberg News every week. Today we are going to talk about what Tres calls his ‘retirement trade’. The webinar is going to be held today at 7pm EST. If you are interested in joining us, click here.
In addition to the webinar later today with Tres, I also need to squeeze in play time with my 4 year old son, the daily download of school and social issues with my 15 year old daughter, and taking my 12 year old son to lacrosse practice.
After lacrosse, I think my son and I are going to ride bikes over to the bmx park and I will see if I can clear the big ramp jump. Don’t worry; my son can call the ambulance if necessary.
You see, while I may be a workaholic, I am also a playaholic. One of my all time favorite songs is Eminem’s ‘Lose Yourself’. If you haven’t heard the song, or haven’t listened to it in awhile, click the YouTube link and give it a listen.
My favorite line is right at the beginning of the song – “If you had one shot, or one opportunity to seize everything you ever wanted in one moment, would you capture it, or just let it slip?” What would you do?
My nephew John, who passed away in June, reintroduced me to this song which I had long since disregarded as just another rap song. He lived a great life and seized every moment. I know what his answer was. (Read my article ‘Homeless and Happy’ for more on this topic).
This song is truly powerful. I listen to it frequently to remind me about living life to the fullest and never having regrets.
Nearly every day I have a conversation with friends and family inquiring about my own life choices. They question my sanity about living outside of the US, not owning a home, not owning a car, sending my kids to school in a foreign country, working until 3am but riding bicycles during the day, and many other things that don’t fall in line with the status quo.
One of my unnamed family members was even so kind as to tell me that I was immature and irresponsible for riding motorcycles at my age (I’m 37) and that I needed to grow up and act like an adult. Maybe he needs to try acting like a kid.
A friend once told me, “I want to be just like you when I grow up.” I told her, “If you grow up, you will never be like me.”
For me though, I question the sanity of living the comfortable, mediocre life doing the same thing day after day, living in the same place for decades, going on holiday to the same place every summer, and traveling the same road to the same job in the same car at the same time day after day after day.
As Einstein so famously stated, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”
How do you live your life? Is it exactly as you want it? Or do you constantly dream of what could have been?
As Eminem said, “You only get one shot, do not miss your chance…”
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