Mon, 16 November 2015
Today's guest joining us on Join Up Dots is a man who unusually for most of the guests who we interview appears to have a nice neat journey to where he is today.
In fact it almost appears a game of two halves, with the first half finding his true self, by working for the man as a Fund Manager, and the second becoming the on-line Financial Mentor at Financialmentor.com.
But this probably would be a bit simplistic.
But it is true that at his core he had an entrepreneurial spirit running through him.
He knew what he wanted from his life and worked constantly towards that, allowing him to retire at the age of 35.
And this is the fascinating part of his life.
From effectively saying job done, that's me finished he now appear busier than ever, with coaching, on-line courses, training and a myriad of other forms helping his clients achieve the same standard of life that he has.
He is doing the fun stuff, that he is very very good at and loving his life
He has become a millionaire by providing massive value to the world, and now has the life that he wants.
As he says in his own words "The reason I choose an ordinary but comfortable lifestyle is because I prefer to build net worth instead of overhead so I can enjoy freedom instead of flash. I didn’t pursue wealth so that I could buy everything I wanted: I pursued wealth so I could do whatever I desired, and be whatever I was capable of being. I value experience over stuff.
I’ve never wanted the mansions, private jets, flashy sports cars, and other encumbrances that the get-rich-quick gurus try to sell you on. I’m too environmentally conscious to consume at such a wasteful level. Besides, that is the mistaken pursuit of material wealth as a substitute for happiness. It doesn't work."
So do the dots in his life join up as neatly as they appear or are there many trials and tribulations leading to where he is today?
And does he see now that the quickest route to success is not through the bank account, but in fact a deeper understanding of one's self?
Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Mr Todd Tressider