I Sold My Stocks At A 23% Profit To Launch My Startup
Warren Buffett taught me how to invest properly; Now I'm doing the opposite of everything I learnt.
📙 An investment book changed my life and transformed me into an “intelligent investor.”
🤔 But I felt there was something missing — an enthusiastic feeling of entrepreneurship.
💪 The blood rush of a big risk is worth it.
📊 (For Paid Subscribers) My investment portfolio details with industry reasoning.
The true impact of a book
For more than ten years, I have always woken up and read something as a morning routine. I loved reading about entrepreneurship. It’s entertaining. But I always thought of it as something fun and not “life-changing.”
Now, ten years later, reflecting on this, I realize I was very wrong. A single book transformed my business world, for example.
I was a paycheck-to-paycheck sort of person. I’d earn money and spoil myself. I try to save but never take it seriously.
Then, I thought that it was finally time to invest. I look at stocks of companies like Apple and see that they’re growing in an unbelievable way. So, I thought of buying an investment book.
Warren Buffett recommends a book called “The Intelligent Investor” by his mentor Benjamin Graham.
This book literally transformed my business world. It changed my mindset about investing and turned me into a successful investor.
I started analyzing the market then and learned more about each and every company I’m thinking of investing in.
You need to consider that I’m a business consultant who deals with SMEs all the time. Hence, I look at a business for what it is: a business, not a stock.
I invested and had a return of over 23%, but then, disobeying all the investment advice I’d read, I cashed out last week.
Something more profound.
I’m not a market pessimist. I won’t believe that article on Business Insider that says the market is about to crash. Benjamin Graham shielded me from those articles a long time ago.
But every day I made money from those investments, I felt there was something missing.
Yes, I’m getting profits from my investments. I love investing, but I’m a son of entrepreneurship.
I would get on a call with an entrepreneur client who tells me that they invested tens of thousands of dollars in their products. I would feel jealous, which I don’t think is a normal thing to feel.
Yes, entrepreneurship is risky. But the thrill of being in the game was, to me, worth getting a 500% ROI from investing in other companies.
So, I cashed out and decided to invest in my own AI startup. Many would consider this not smart. But they would’ve said the same thing to:
Those and anyone who took a big entrepreneurial risk.
Sometimes, the ROI percentage isn’t what your 9-5 should be about.
Sometimes, the focus should simply be on what excites you to go to work. It’s as simple as that.
(For Paid Subscribers) — Which companies did I invest in to get a 23% ROI?
Again, I’m a business consultant. A company, to me, is about tech and the future. So even if Warren Buffett invests in Coca-Cola, I won’t.
Keeping that in consideration, I’ve conducted a thorough analysis of which companies I believe have a good future in terms of tech.