ah quite nice to rely on anonymity (and the like audience) to finally talk about my big dream.
so i basically want to build a conglomerate. particularly interested in buying firms on verge of bankruptcy and turning them around. i am enrolling in law school in Fall but intend to eventually work at a private equity firm. i know i will be a late starter not coming from a relevant finance background, so i’m working on accumulating relevant certifications to be better prepared when opportunity presents itself. eventually i hope to amass some capital to buy/build a company on my own and then branch out to buy/build other firms.
building a conglomerate would be very satisfying to me because:
-i will be able to work for myself (not for someone else)
-i will fully reap benefits of my good judgments and shoulder full responsibility for my bad judgments. i dislike others taking credit for what i did as much as i dislike seeing myself slacking off from time to time because i know that in a huge organization someone will pick up the slack. i need to suppress this tendency i see in myself sometimes.
-my own money will be at stake: a continual motivation for me to learn more and try my best
-the thrill of making big decisions
i also want to be frugal for my entire life, help a lot of people (interested particularly in education opportunities for minorities) and be good to my family (as in not be estranged from my kids).
my final and smaller goal is to successfully battle my depression. i’ve had it since elementary school (both my parents have their own shares of mental illnesses unfortunately, despite being perfectly functioning humans in their jobs) but have begun realizing that i had a problem and fighting it in my final year in college. i am still fighting it, it’s difficult some days and better some other days, but i will fight it off and become healthy again no matter how long it takes.