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Second Career

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I've been gone lately due to my 2nd career taking hold. In addition to my day job in engineering I've taken a position at the investing firm where I've been a client for the pas16 years. Passed the Life & Health Exam recently and will be sitting for the Series 7 soon. I'm really enjoying it. I mention it here because Atlas Shrugged really played a role in my life, resulting in this drive to learn more and produce more. Hopefully, I'll get more time to check in here in the future, but I expect to stay very busy. Here's wishing my fellow Ayn Rand fans a prosperous 2012!

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Engineering and investing? That sounds really impressive! I hope you make loads of money. :)

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Got through the Series 7 and am studying for the Series 66 now. It's tough with two little kids and a full-time engineering job. But, my wife is very supportive and it's going well. I'm learning a great deal about the laws and self regulating organizations involved in this business and I find it very interesting. I'm also going to be meeting with a lady who has organized a growing organization that teaches financial smarts to kids and parents - something that I'd like to help out with. The Series 66 is said to be a really tough test. Should be a good challenge. This is a whole new world. I also found the study of options to be very exciting (geek?).

Anyway, on a side note...I am surprised at how much reading Atlas Shrugged clarified things for me. I can spot altruism creeping into society more and more as our economy stumbles on and our President does things that are counterproductive, even anti-freedom. Very interesting times. I heard somebody commenting this morning how it seems that our society is having trouble finding competent producers to run things correctly anymore. I just smiled.

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Passed the 66! Will be getting licensed soon. It's been a challenging time but I've learned much. However, this will be much like my pilots license...we called that the "license to learn" - implying that the REAL learning occurs after you get your license - haha. Anyway, I took up the challenge and have met it. Very happy. I must thank Ayn Rand for the inspiration I found in Atlas Shrugged. During this process I also got a promoted to a senior engineering position at my day job (surprised me). It all reminds me of a quote from Ben Hogan. When a reporter told him that he thought Ben had gotten lucky while winning a tournament Ben replied, "The more I practice, the luckier I get." Doing this with two little kids at home as been a real challenge. I really want to work hard and the work keeps arriving. What a blessing.

Best of luck to all my fellow forum members...

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Passed the 66! Will be getting licensed soon... However, this will be much like my pilots license...

Please don't crash either one.

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Passed the 66! Will be getting licensed soon. It's been a challenging time but I've learned much. However, this will be much like my pilots license...we called that the "license to learn" - implying that the REAL learning occurs after you get your license - haha. Anyway, I took up the challenge and have met it. Very happy. I must thank Ayn Rand for the inspiration I found in Atlas Shrugged. During this process I also got a promoted to a senior engineering position at my day job (surprised me). It all reminds me of a quote from Ben Hogan. When a reporter told him that he thought Ben had gotten lucky while winning a tournament Ben replied, "The more I practice, the luckier I get." Doing this with two little kids at home as been a real challenge. I really want to work hard and the work keeps arriving. What a blessing.

Best of luck to all my fellow forum members...

Congratulations, and much success. I'm sure your hard work will pay off.

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Thanks all. Yes, it's already an adventure. I'm really enjoying it. And...sneaking out late tonight to catch Atlas Shrugged II at a local theater!

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