Friday, June 27, 2014
For the first time since my release from prison, I ventured back into the stock market. Those who’ve read books that I wrote are familiar with my participation in the extraordinary ride of the “tech bubble” that existed back in the late 1990s. During the early portion of my term, I studied the ways that investors valued publicly traded companies. Those studies led to a developing understanding of how to seize opportunities when they presented themselves. Good fortune was with me, as investment decisions led to my converting a few thousand dollars into several hundred thousand dollars and made me a tax-paying citizen. The resources that flowed from relatively early-stage investments in companies like Yahoo! and America Online led to my being able to marry Carole, the love of my life. But after I married Carole, I had deployed my assets to support her while she studied toward her nursing degree.
Since my release from prison, I had to work toward stability. Priorities led Carole and me to focus on purchasing our first home. Now we’re much more stable. We have our home and we have savings. Yesterday I made a trade in the market and I’ll continue to speculate whenever I see opportunities. I continue to make tactical decisions that will advance prospects for success that Carole and I are determined to achieve.
Anyone can achieve a higher level of success, if they only learn to set plans in place and then pursue deliberate strategies of executing those plans. I’m determined to build a record that shows others how.
Days since my release from prison: 319
Miles that I ran today: 8.44
Miles that I ran so far this week: 50.29
Miles that I’ve run during the month of June: 194.06
Miles that I ran so far in 2014: 1,327.83
Miles that I need to run in order to reach my annual goal of 2,400 miles: 1,072.17
Miles I’m ahead of schedule to reach my 2,400-mile goal by the end of 2014: 151.8
My weight for today: 166