Sunday, February 23, 2014

Monday, February 3, 2014

Investing in love...

It was only a phone call, but I could hear the raised eyebrows in her voice as she said,  "Oh, you're one of those!"  Yes, I'm an investor!

What does investing mean?  The dictionary says it means to use resources to participate in an enterprise that offers the possibility of gain.  I think it means pouring one's heart, soul, and mind into something you care about.   It also involves money, time, and knowledge.    And it happens at its best over the long term.  It's really about LOVE.

Ask a parent:  he or she will tell you that this is true with growing children.
Ask a spouse:  he or she will tell you that the long road is the one treasured in the world of relationships.
Ask a banker:  he or she will tell you that this definition is true with money.
Ask a Realtor:  he or she will tell you that it is also true with property values.

I love the story of the Velveteen Rabbit.  Read it if you haven't ever.   Investing will mean losing some of your fur because your cause will require ALL of you.   But you won't care.  Because over the long term in the seeming imperfection, the goal is met!

How will you invest in 2014?