My journey of becoming financial independence by 35 years old
10 shares of CMI dividend yields of $39.0 @ 3.763%
10 shares of KMI dividend yields of $20.4 @ 7.616%
10 shares of OKE dividend yield of $24.6 @ 7.43%
10 shares of POT dividend yield of $15.2 @ 7.581%
Total: $121.8 will be added to my annual dividends. This yield @ 5.56% on costs.
I am reluctant to add more REITs, energy and utilities, but the yields are so good, I couldn’t help but initiate position in HCP! KMI! OKE,
POT was recommended by a couple of dividend growth investor roadmap2retiremt.com. Potash dirt cheap and grow
I have not update my portfolio recently. I’m in the process of writing one up.
Update on U12 soccer – we made it to the play off. Yay! We rank third, so we probably will be playing the second best team.
I’m thinking of playing defensive style the whole time and try to clinch the final with the penalty shoot out. This should be fun if it happens. As I have some 8, 9, 10, 11 years old kids on the team, making it difficult to score against 5’7, 5’9 12 years old kids. Yikes!
My boss overheard me talking with other co-worker that my team made it to the playoff, he said “your team must be lucky”.
You know what? Rain or shine, I always have my kids practice. I always show up. If it rains, we play in the gym. A couple of my kids, got leaned up because of regular activity. So, yes, I am lucky, but not by accident –10 hours a week of volunteer time and effort. (Other coaches would cancel practice when it rains. When it rains, people often feeling like coop up, so it’s more of a reason to stay active to get rid of blue fever and stress hormone 😛
I’ve also been picking up “street soccer” recently. We have a group of Hispanic here in town that been playing soccer on our practice field, so I joined them a couple of nights per week. I play all positions to have a feel. We played on wet grass a couple of times, the water got into my shoes. Gorilla glue did the trick to save $50 new pairs of soccer cleats.
A mediocre annual review:
Anyhow, I’ve just made a request to switch supervisor after receiving another mediocre annual evaluation. The evaluation comes 5+ months late. Who’s the mediocre here? This was the same man, who called me to his office, told me he was writing me up for allowing a total parental nutrion (TPN) order to go through after the cut off time for a NICU patient. We are an academic hospital, we have resident doctors that sometimes are not as efficient or forget to write TPN order on time. And these babies are not the normal happy babies that you see, they are less than 500g sometimes (normal 3kg). No, I will not let a mistake that the adult make to punish my sick neonatal infant. So write me up, I don’t care! I’m here to help save life, not bowing down to some unethical rigid policy. Policy is not human, we are human, we act like human, we make choices.
**** people use their power ineffectively. Imagine it’s your infant up in the NICU, and this man or someone else make a call to prevent your child from the best care possible, just because he has the power to do so, and he wants to teach the resident a lesson?
Then, a few months ago, after he got yelled at and insulted by an attending, he went and ask another co-worker of mine to break the policy and allowed a late TPN. (The same policy that he told me if I break another time, he’d fire me. After his threat, I went to the director, who assured me, nothing will happen to me.)
It was my last straw, I asked to have a female supervisor, hopefully it will get approve and I don’t have to go through much trouble to get it.
The gist of all the trouble:
1. If you can’t win, join them. You can’t join them, leave. Since I don’t want to be around the negative energy, I choose to leave, I asked for a new supervisor.
2. People with high EQ always surround themselves in a positive environment. Why stuck with someone who have a low opinion of you? Go to a positive person, will make you more positive.
3. The worst thing that could happen? I have the same rating. Or I just quit. Since I’ve already make more from my passive income than my job. I’m thankful that I have a secondary, tertiary income streams that give me choices. Things can go sours very quickly, the important thing is you always have choices.
4. Take a step back, get the momentum to accelerate faster. I remember having to move as a high schooler. The culture at the new was completely different, they’d value sport more than academic. It took me a couple of years to get popular again. A step back doesn’t deter my determination, it doesn’t crush my spirit or my passion in healing people. It will rejuvenate me.
5. Hey, I did get a raise, right? Work is so bad, they have to pay you to do it. While I’m searching for my “perfect” job as I’ve already reached financial independence, but I don’t dislike the work itself. I love the fact that I am making a different in somebody’s life.
Thank you for listening guys.