15. Investing/Trading as a Career

Over the years I've worked in a wide variety of jobs—lawyer, CPA, CEO, janitor, ice cream vendor, lawn mower salesman, pizza maker, busboy. But nothing I've ever done has been as interesting and enjoyable as investing in the stock market. Initially, the main appeal of being a professional investor was simply the flexibility and freedom it gave me.

Just being my own boss gave me great satisfaction, but what really made a big difference was that I enjoyed the work so much. It quickly became clear that being an investor was the right fit for me. To wake up and look forward to what I would do that day made a huge difference not only in my happiness but ultimately in my paycheck as well. The market can often be incredibly ...

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