Hi, I’m Beyond Wealth. The point of this post is a quick intro, to give a bit of information and learnings to newer investors, and for me to use as a reflection / accountability post in the future. I read something years ago about how humans tend to overestimate what we can do in a short period, but greatly underestimate what we can do over the long term. I hope to do so with my own investment goals. I have been investing in property since 2007 and currently hold a $2mil gross portfolio spread across Melb / Syd / Bris. My investing strategy includes resi property for capital growth and some rental income, plus shares (yield focus), superannuation and some cash. My goal is as follows: By June 2024, obtain a passive income through investments of $50,000 per annum. In addition to this income stream I should have a good amount of equity in investment capital (real estate and shares) which I could borrow against / sell if I needed additional funds. However I’m hoping I won’t have to do this. My property strategy so far has been to buy units in historically high growth suburbs, close to the median unit price for the suburb, that are in reasonable condition but have potential for some future renovation and value add. They should be in good positions, close (but not too close) to train stations, shops, transportation, but in quiet streets. So essentially purchase good quality property when I am able to afford it and hold it for the long term. Use cash savings from employment income and increased equity to continually purchase. So far so good and I’ve managed to build about $600k of net equity in my portfolio. This may change in the future as I’ve always had an interest in development / commercial but I will make a decision on that strategy once my financial position is stronger. I am tracking towards my goal, and barring any significant market downturns, I should be in a position to semi retire (work 3-4 days a week) in about 4 years, fully retire and meet my goal in 9-10, or keep on working longer if I still enjoy it and just make every day an extra bonus. Alternatively I may pursue a different career in something I’m more passionate about. I’ve been an avid reader of investment / business / mindset books for over 15 years and have probably gotten through many hundred. My username comes from a book of the same name, which advocates a truly wealth life is not just about money, but must include all the other components which make our lives worth living – love, trust, freedom, interests, etc etc. It really sums up my investment style – passionate but balanced, I love investing and making money, but not to the detriment of other aspects of my life such as quality time with loved ones, travel, hobbies, free time for relaxing and reflecting, etc. I don’t want to go too deep into my personal specifics on this forum but any general questions happy to answer!