Here for the first time? Welcome! My name is Nigel, and I'm the author/founder of NigelChua.com (more on me here). I've four core interests:
Leadership and Entrepreneurship - Ever since I started my entrepreneurial journey in 2008, it has profoundly and positively changed my life. For the better. I learnt how to challenge myself, overcome invisible habits/scripts, learnt from mistakes (my own and others) and more importantly, muster the courage to keep learning and growing and progressing.
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As I transition out of my decade-long business that was acquired by a larger business and having served out my bond that ended in 2017...I am slowly remembering what I enjoy doing, and finding out more what I like over time, which includes:
spend time with wife and 2 kids (maybe one more? =D)
spend time blogging
I wanna try my hands in publishing
I wanna spend more time on NigelChua.com (yes this site) in writing articles, growing readership and income and more
cryptocurrency research, investing and trading
Today, I took a trip to Ikea with my wife, and I found myself being more attentive, mindful and enjoying the experience of just:
walking with her
talking with her
just spending time chit chatting ideas
...just enjoying my wife's company.
I mindfully kept my phone away as often as I can, until I find her busy with her phone (she's way busier than me) and I just try to soak in the moment, the presence, and enjoy.
I love this.
I love this.
This makes me happy.
Then it dawned on me.
i'm actually having a mini early retirement experience, actually
...and I love it.
Of course, I am still mindful of what some of my personal aspirations are, which I wrote above.
But, experiencing these moments - I...finally understand what some form of early retirement and freedom is.
I mean, I still worry about money, because we're not totally having more than enough right now, but as long as we keep costs low, we'd be ok for a while longer.
I still need to hit my big hairy audacious financial goals:
SGD 2,000,000 invested in dividend stocks with average 5% returns per annum by 45
SGD 2,000,000 in cryptocurrency
Owning, affording and living in a landed property in Singapore (or relocated to another country without worry of money) by 40
Publish at least one book by 40 years old
businesses serve readers and clients well (ie readers make more money,
have happier/freer life etc), and website makes SGD 10,000 per month
Ongoing: spend more quality time with children, wife, family, bible, God (qualitative relationship goal)
Note/Disclaimer: My writings and works are NOT financial advice.
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