Jun 20 2009
If I were rich I would…
The Financial Blogger brought up an interesting question.
Which job would you do if you were a millionaire?
Now the question is part of the title of a book which talks about doing what you love and letting the benefits acrue from there. I’ll leave you to read TFB’s post on that subject. For my part I’m just going to ponder what I would do if I were wealthy enough not to require an income.
Part of me says I’d go back into volleyball coaching. I did that for years at the Division I collegiate level, plus ran a juniorsÂ club program, and have coached players from ages of about 10 on up. I enjoyed coaching quite a bit and periodically have thoughts of going back. Unfortunately, it beat me up physically, so at this stage it might not be such a great idea. I ain’t gettin’ any younger.
That said, though, education is the core of coaching. I don’t think I’ll ever venture too far from there, in one fashion or another. My trading education blog is something I enjoy doing as a way to help new traders develop. My interests go way beyond trading and the markets, though, so I can see myself working in education in other areas as well.
Maybe I’d even go so far as to get my PhD and teach at the college level. I’ve got a professor friend who’s been pushing me in that direction for ages.
Then there’s writing. I don’t know if I’d ever want to specifically become a “writer” like some authors who seem to churn out book after book, but I definitely have at least one novel in me. I just need to get it out. Writing fiction isn’t quite the same as writing non-fiction, so the fact that I’ve got one book to my credit doesn’t make being able to write a good story a guaranteed thing. I’m going to give it a heck of a try, though!
One thing’s for sure, though. I would definitely continue to trade and invest. I can’t ever see myself getting too far away from the markets.
Here are some other posts which might interest you:
- The Right Degree for a Trading Job
- FAQ for New Traders in the Works
- Value, Quality, and Integrity are the Key
- Getting Back into the Swing of Things
- In the Office Working on Stuff