Book Description

When he was 24 years old, Mark Aardsma was fired in a downsizing. He had little in the way of savings. But instead of panicking and seeking to land a new job immediately, he sat down and began to invest his time and money differently. By the time he was 34, he had multiplied his limited savings a thousand fold and controlled a multi-million-dollar portfolio of businesses and other investments.

The notes he took as he made his idiosyncratic journey have now been expanded into a detailed guidebook for anyone aspiring to a bigger and better future. In Investing with Purpose, you will learn how to:

  • Use all your resources to build your future, especially your precious, limited time.
  • Avoid the emotional pitfalls that lead smart investors to make bad decisions.
  • Face your fear and take reasonable risks to capitalize on your best opportunities.
  • Apply your unique investment advantages--the only reliable path to superior results.

Investing with Purpose will inspire you to use what you have to create the future you want. Whether your goal is to get rich, protect the rainforest, or just improve the neighborhood, this book will help you get there.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Acknowledgments
  5. Contents
  6. Introduction
  7. Chapter 1: Reflect Before You Race
  8. Chapter 2: Value All Your Resources
  9. Chapter 3: Tell Yourself the Truth About Time
  10. Chapter 4: Stick With the Folding Tables
  11. Chapter 5: Measure and Choose With ROI
  12. Chapter 6: Invest in Your Investment Advantages
  13. Chapter 7: Build Yourself and Your Network
  14. Chapter 8: Manage the Emotions That Trip Investors
  15. Chapter 9: Lean Into the Difficult Work
  16. Chapter 10: Trust Homework, Not Hunches
  17. Chapter 11: Own What You’re Building
  18. Chapter 12: Keep Rolling the Snowball
  19. Chapter 13: Come Out Ahead Trading Your Time
  20. Chapter 14: Bet Big on Your Big Advantages
  21. Index
  22. About the Author