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Dentists Who Invest

Yup both those things happened…⁣
And now I am a brand ambassador for Balenciaga who spends his days chilling on the Riviera⁣
Ok that part was a joke… ⁣🤣
But on a serious note, I really don’t want to make it out like leaving dentistry was easy – or even something that I think is necessarily all that advisable⁣
It was defo a journey that didn’t happen overnight…⁣
How it really started was through simply trying to reduce my reliance on dentistry…⁣
(Maybe just overshot it a little lol)⁣ 🤷
I almost didn’t write this post – but I know there are people out there who feel the same. I thought it might be a bit unfair to not share a few of the things I’ve learnt in the hope it could help others in some way⁣
Many of the things I did in order for the above to occur scared the hell out of me at the time⁣
(E.g. posting my first few videos on social media, hosting events/public speaking, resigning from my clinical role as a dentist to name a few…)⁣
However, I’m a big believer in personal growth and busting out of comfort zones – so I knew it was all part of the process⁣
Dentistry is an AMAZING profession⁣
It’s seriously a gift and a blessing to be able to perform some of the wizardry that is possible with modern clinical techniques⁣
And I quite enjoyed it when I was still practicing clinically – zero regrets for sure!⁣
It was a true privilege to practice in the profession⁣
However, truth be told it wasn’t the thing that lit ME up with excitement⁣
Mainly I was just following a natural curiosity to learn about finance/money and this led me to see life slightly differently⁣
The more I learnt the more I wanted to know⁣
It became a journey in and of itself⁣
And as with any journey there were obviously lessons⁣ 📖
I wanted to share 5 of the things I wish I realised sooner that I feel were revelatory for me in the hope they could inspire others too…⁣
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1. Learning How Money Works⁣
I put this as number 1 because it truly was a huge revelation for me. Learning what money really is rocked my boat big time. It caused me to challenge a lot of the things that I did on a daily basis and question a lot of my beliefs/concepts of how the world worked. I had to make sense of it all and this is what led me to dig deeper.⁣
(How it began was reading up on fiat currency if anyone is interested)⁣
2. Being Open Minded To New Info That Challenges Our World View⁣
In my opinion, this is a great trait to have. There’s a deluge of ways we can learn in this modern world. How this manifested for me was reading books and books and books (followed by some more books)⁣
This took a serious time investment however for me it was a fun process (for the most part)⁣
Most of the good stuff in life compounds – knowledge is no exception. I try really hard to have an open mind every day to what more knowledge I can gleam. “Golden Retriever” energy is something that I have when it comes to learning ⁣
3. Invest In Yourself⁣
Finance is cool and great – it’s more for the long term however⁣
Yes, mentors played a big part – I’ve had a fair few in my time. They really challenged what I THOUGHT I knew and what I thought was possible. If someone has learnt lessons that would normally take decades to learn… then I do as much as I can to spend time with them. This is to collapse time and accelerate my own journey. ⁣
This is particularly true if they have achieved certain things that I’d like to emulate in terms of success.⁣
Financial freedom does not have to be something that needs to wait until we are of retirement age⁣
4. Say Yes To The People With The Right Energy Who Are Aligned With Your Goals⁣
There are SO many amazing people on this earth who are willing to help and see things as a collaborative effort. Create space for the right people and they will come to you. All the best things are built through teamwork.⁣
Play positive sum games in which everyone can win together – a cool lesson that the author Naval Ravikant taught me (his book “The Almanack” is full of pearls)⁣
5. Seriously Make The Effort To Be A Good Dude/Dudette And GIVE More Than You Take From The World⁣
I’m sure this one is self-explanatory – I always knew this however have come to appreciate it more and more as the years have progressed⁣
I really feel if you try hard for others and do good enough times you’ll be rewarded⁣
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Anyways this post isn’t really to say “look at me” ⁣
I’m certainly not perfect or the finished article (far from it)⁣
I just know some people out there who might like to know there are other alternative paths⁣
And I wanted to share a few things I realised and wished a younger version of me would have known sooner⁣
WOULD NOT consider myself an expert on finance⁣
But the cool part is the right people who believed in the same things I do and could supplement what I knew came into my life through this community⁣
And that’s why I have to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone that is on here ⁣
There’s even more to be announced on that front in due course – looking forward to talking more on this over the coming months⁣
Excited for the future for sure⁣
Hope everyone has a smashing weekend and speak soon⁣
Much love ❤🫶
– Dr. James⁣
P.S. Sun tan incoming in the photo⁣ – any moment now 👀
P.P.S. Balenciaga merch on the website⁣

 

 

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