When life starts giving you success, would you become contented, or will you continue to pursue more endeavours?
My honest answer would be a yes to strive for more successes as I would like to accomplish all the goals that I have set out for my life
That said, at the age of 32, I was already a successful investor, a multi-millionaire, married to my wife, Allyson with two lovely children while having the luxury and capability to travel around the world.
However, I still felt that something was missing. I identified that I wanted my family to be respectable in society and among our peers.
The desire to be respected was instilled while I was growing up as my family did not receive the respect and attention as my other relatives because of my family’s lack of wealth.
Driven to gain self-esteem, I decided to invest more time and resources to build a reputable business and so I ventured into the art business. It was a bold decision that I made as I had invested a substantial amount of funds and time to co-find Aureo Gallery in 2017.
While managing the art business, I was very much focused on diversifying my investments so that my wealth could grow and support my family to live in comfort and with love and respect.
A year later, at some point, while I was still tirelessly working for my investment and art gallery, I became overwhelmed with stress and anxiety while the fear of failing had crept into my mind.
At the same time, being the breadwinner for my family made it a lot more challenging as I was responsible for their livelihood and well-being. Hence, making the burden a lot heavier to bear.
In due time, the stress and pressure had taken its toll over me. I found myself often arguing with my parents, siblings and wife. I became very defensive as well as overly controlling with my family as I thought whatever I was doing was for the betterment of my wife and children.
Also, I found it hard to accept criticism and hated being questioned by my family members. At the same time, I was spending more time at work while having to sacrifice precious time away from my children.
While at work, it was another challenge as I found it a struggle to work with people who have different opinions, knowledge, and priorities. My business partners and I were constantly arguing, and the stress and turmoil had affected my performance in both investment and business decisions.