Hi! Welcome to the inaugural blog from Choose Life Choose your Future or CLCF. Before I move any further, I do have to disband some assumptions you may have about this blog. This is not a blog supporting pro-life or anti-abortion agenda (not that it’s not an interesting topic!). Nor will I be lamenting about the recession. The goal here is to create positive value through shared experiences.
Backtracking a few steps…
I’m a young working professional passing through all the stages of life that you’ve probably encountered (esp. if you’ve read this far). Over the past few years, I’ve had the fortunate opportunity to meet several incredible people through work, travel and random personal discovery. While backpacking through Cambodia, we’ve ran into local Christian NGOs over a casual dinner of stir fried ants, conversing over the impact of non-profit organizations on developing nations. On the other side of the world, we find ourselves on the same table with young entrepreneurs and investors, eager to make a difference and… a lot of money. The point is that, life is interesting and in my continual pursuit to discover the secret sauce, it’s much easier to do it with a team (including you) than to embark on this alone.
So, what can you expect from this blog? The posting will primarily revolve around three major areas (not in any order of importance):
1. Dating and Relationships: Without placing a cap on the wealth of topics we can explore in this area, we’ll be conversing with folks from all walks of life regarding their experience in the dating environment, from casual campus relationships to young couples looking to make the big move into marriage-hood.
2. Healthcare Technology: From a management standpoint, the U.S. healthcare system is struggling to reconcile an aging population with the explosive cost of healthcare. This is an area that impacts everyone (since everyone is a customer) and we want to explore the current technical and political landscape that is affecting healthcare.
3. Real Estate Investment: Last week, I was valuating a property in Jamaica Plain, right by the American Brewing Company (Sam Adams) and I quickly found myself immersed in a conversation with the longtime tenant, Mike. He was gracious enough to share with me some of his home-brewed IPAs and his view on the changing character of his neighborhood. Without sugar coating it, gentrification is rapidly changing Boston and the characters of the neighborhood. Mike was a proponent of the lower crime rates, higher property values, better neighbors but laments over his inevitable eviction as rent will most definitely increase. These are the types of experiences that I want to capture and share with you. Additionally, I also want to supplement the human side of real estate with some hard economic analysis, formulas, RTV, ROIs and strategies to get started, peppered with conversations with seasoned investors.
I certainly don’t claim to have all the answers here but we strive to create perspectives and that can often make all the difference.
In all cases, thank you for dropping by and happy reading!
Choose Life. Choose your Future. One Conversation at a Time.