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My name is Tony and I was born in 1985 in Spain. I now live in West Sussex, England with my girlfriend. Because I grew up poor I had always thought that I have to work hard to make a living and survive in this ‘cruel’ world. In fact, I was not that wrong at all but what I didn’t know is that I can actually change the course through investing, turning slavery into wealth and well-being for my family and the futures generations to come.

Things have changed quickly over the last years, internet and technology have arisen and completely changed the way we live, and best of all, has given us the change to seek for an opportunity, do research, connect, communicate with others, learn, invest and many other possibilities. Now it is easier than ever, now it is the time to lead the path toward the right direction, my one million journey!

What is this blog exactly about?

In this blog I plan to document every single step I make to archive my goal, showing total transparency on where I allocate the seeds that will grow as a trees in the long term. As Warren Buffet says:

You will see what investments vehicles I use, what returns or losses they add to my portfolio and what mistakes I make (and hopefully learn from them).

And its purpose?

Tell me who you go with and I will tell you who you are

As this English saying suggests, getting surrounded by like minded people is important to be committed to your goals. In my daily life, I find it difficult to meet people that look after archiving similar goals to mine. Time to give it a go on the web and be a part of this growing community. However, this is not my only reason:

  • Help and inspire others to improve their wealth.
  • Learning, learning, learning! (about writing, investments and other people).
  • Track my journey and stick to my goals.
  • Contribute to charities (if this blog would ever become profitable)

Want to know more about myself?

My deepest passions are designing and investing. I spend weekdays working as a design engineer and weekends and free time reading about topics that interest me (investing, self development, engineering), travelling, visiting, exercising and socialising. I feel generally happy but it hasn’t been always like that.

Rolling back a few a years…

At the age of 20 I joined the university to study mechanical engineering for 4 years. I finished at the age of 25, just after the global financial crisis began (2008-2009), that was luck! Real life was waiting for me, in a terrific competitive environment and 22% unemployment rate by that time in Spain. I was not going to work, I was going to fight!

That obliviously didn’t bring any happiness to my life but had to still be grateful for having a job. My determination and eager of learning and archiving kept me going on for 4 years until I reached a point of extreme misery. My relationships where going nowhere, my efficiency at work was decreasing like a brick, my mum became ill, and having no siblings, suddenly I felt like having to climb the Everest from the bottom with a complete exhausted soul. I had no meaning and no purpose at all, was literally totally lost.

My move to England

That was my turning point, had to find the way to get my spirit back, to be me again so I could overcome the hill. My mum began to feel better, there was not much I could do for her now and it was the time to sort me out, to get answers. I decided to move abroad for sometime and start digging out my new me from scratch, England was my choice. Spent the first year preparing my English, learning the new culture, meeting new interesting people (including my girlfriend) and having new experiences, such a wonderful time!

I realised that having materialistic possessions, such a car, latest technology smartphone or TV wouldn’t make the most out of me but instead experiencing and following passions. One year went by quickly and I felt that wasn’t enough, still so much to learn on British lands. My work experience began as anyone elses, working in the hospitality sector and moved into engineering thereafter until now. Started my one million journey in 2017.

Last words about me

I would describe myself as being introvert, a person who likes socialising but not being surrounded by people all the time, I need some time to recharge and do my things like reading, watching videos, exercising, meditating and writing.

Why did I begin investing?

During my process of learning English I added a new habit in my life – Reading. My partner has this habit too, which helps me to stick into it in a deeper level. The book that open my eyes about the topic of finances is β€œPoor Dad Rich Dad” by Robert T. Kiyosaki, a great introductory and inspirational read for beginners. By that time most of my money was in a saving account returning a 0.25% interest rate.

Disclaimer

The information contained in onemillionjorney.com is about documenting my personal journey towards one million, therefore it should be used as entertainment and educational purposes only and should not be taken as investment advice, because I neither know your goals nor your personal situation and you may need to consult a professional financial advisor to do so.

This website may uses affiliate links. If you would decide to invest clicking on one of them I might get a commission. In some cases you will get a bonus too.

I plan to donate 100% of earnings throughout 2019 and at least 25% after this period. I will show it with full transparency

 

6 Comments

  1. Nick @ TotalBalance.blog January 8, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    Wauw, Tony! What an interesting story indeed! It sounds like you’ve come along way in a very short period of time πŸ˜‰
    I found it especially interesting that “Poor Dad Rich Dad” was your first inspiration to start this journey, as that was the case for me too. I bought 5 examples of his book (I red it on my Kindle) and his game “Cashflow”. I played it for the first time with 5 friends the other day. One guy asked if he could borrow the book, so I gave him a copy. I gave another copy to my little brother. I now have 3 left to give. I hope to inspire others to start investing as well πŸ˜‰

    Good luck on your journey, it seems you’re on the right track! I will follow you closely πŸ˜‰

    1. Tony January 8, 2019 at 8:02 pm

      Hi Nick, thank you!
      Yes, it was indeed the one that started all! It’s very inspiring, but I am not sure if rich dad really exists or is just an invention. I played the game online with my girlfriend until she got tired of it (it didn’t take her long, hehe). I knew you read it cos you’ve got a post about it, discussing if our house is or not a liability ;). After reading the first one I read the second and third, ‘the cashflow quadrants” and “guide to investing”. I found the third one to be extremely repetitive and a little pushy to get you on a seminar event (indirectly).
      I’m very glad you commented Nick, I have been following you for a while, and you were actually one of the bloggers that inspired me to start with it and you didn’t even know about it hehe. Take care
      PD: on the game I got rich quicker than here!

      1. Nick @ TotalBalance.blog January 8, 2019 at 9:02 pm

        I’m glad you got inspired! πŸ™‚
        I also red The Cashflow quadrant and started on the “guide to investing”, but I’ve always got somewhere between 4-5 books going at the same time, and I quickly lost interest in the guide to investing. We should not forget that Robert build an empire out of his books after all – he probably started writing books to inspire people, and then he continued, just to make more money basically πŸ˜›
        I sort of see the same thing happening with a lot of the successful FIRE bloggers – they start it out as a passion project, and to inspire others – then they learn that they can make money off of it, and then start monetizing their blog. And that’s typically when I loose my interest in those kind of blogs hehe. I don’t mind a banner here and there (like you have the Grupeer one, and I have Envestio), but once the content start being full of marketing bias, I’m out! πŸ˜›

        Anyway, I really like your WP theme and your graphs are awesome! Keep up the good work! πŸ™‚

        1. Tony January 8, 2019 at 9:53 pm

          Haha, it happens very often when you enjoy reading and have a long amazon wish list hehe.
          Yes he did, he may started with good intentions and got carried along the way, as the Fire bloggers example you mention. I am new into this but I feel like 50% of this blogs are fake, but can’t know really for certain.
          I agree, one or two banners it’s fine, but a blog full of advertisings doesn’t make a nice reading experience.
          I you want, we can exchange your writing skills by my WP theme ,hehe. I bet the first has more value!
          Pleased to meet you and see you around Nick! πŸ™‚

  2. Mr. RIP February 7, 2019 at 10:39 am

    Nice to meet you Tony, I wish you good luck with your goal πŸ™‚
    Just mind that along the route you’ll discover that the Million is not the end goal but another starting point πŸ˜‰

    1. Tony February 10, 2019 at 5:33 pm

      My pleasure and thank you!

      That sounds very convincing, I still see the first million so far away that I can’t even imagine to set it as a future starting point. Everything can happen, hehe

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