I said that we would do this and we did. We are going to distribute the gains from the Bivio side of the Investment Club, aka the Original Investment Club and I am proud to say that we are going to distribute a whopping 47% return on investment.
I am happy because I knew that this would work. A lot of people get involved or think about getting involved with the club and they want to know what the ROI is, they want to know all the answers up front and success and all the answers up front don’t exactly go hand in hand.
My goal is and always has been to take the right actions not to get so caught up on the result of the actions. If you do the right stuff you get the right results. If you diet and exercise you get fit. If you save and invest you get wealthy. On the other hand, if you focus on the results you get frustrated doing the work and the waiting. We are all being rewarded because we did the work and we waited. Congrats.
I wont lie, we have lost a few people who didn’t see the vision and that is why this gain is so sweet.
A part of this was ego. I put my name, my brand my face out there and as a result if this failed it was on me, if it succeeded it was on us. The success of this club is bigger than me. It is on the members who contributed their ideas (each and every one of you), it is on the advisers like Jamaal, Ike, Lance, Marjorie, Calvin and others who contributed their wisdom. The group of us is smarter than us on an individual scale.
Because of our patience we have a substantial nest egg of capital to roll into new deals and we can take a substantial gain, how about that?
My goal has always to get us out of the hole of being a community without resources. I didn’t want us to eat the tree I wanted is to, plant the tree, pick from the tree and then leave that tree to our kids. One of the most frustrating things for me was to see crisis occur and injustice occur and then when it comes to who can pay for what we have to reach out to people outside of our community, or the government, for that aid. No more of that.
So the club is two fold. The real estate and the stock club serve multiple purposes and they aren’t just “make a lot of money”. These clubs are about being the master of our fate. These clubs are about power, ownership and control. We buy deals for the ROI but we buy them more so for freedom and for the ability, if we so desire, to have a seat at the table. I saw “if we so desire” because if you have your own table you don’t need a seat at theirs.
I have a vision that is much larger than just this immediate success and that is to continue to scale this club and continue to grow into a “table”. A large credit union type organization where we all serve as part owners and we make things move with our collective wealth. I believe it is possible, I will do everything in my power to make sure that it comes to fruition.
Thank you all for participating in this experiment. Thank you for putting your money where your protest is. Thank you for continuing to work with us toward much bigger and better.
If you are interested in investing with our club on either the stock or real estate side we would be happy to welcome you into the partnership. Email firstname.lastname@example.org today to join.
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