Upload & Sell: On
We're closing in on having our own, but I'm not rushing it, prosperity can be a bit daunting in and of itself. I was a pretty content and blessed guy before all this other stuff started. I want to make darn sure that I stay that way and don't let "stuff" cloud my vision.
Jim, I can attest to just how true it is that "prosperity can be a bit daunting." I have zero concerns about "stuff" clouding your vision... I do not expect that to be a problem for you. But there are plenty of other problems you can run into when you acquire wealth (and especially liquidity) very quickly, and most of them are not easy to predict and not easy to prepare for. And they can be hugely stressful or even lethal, financially speaking.
I see it all the time with my clients, and I've even seen it with my own family: the change from running a business to running an investment portfolio (or even worse, a portfolio of working assets like airplanes) is like leaving your photography business to running a hospital construction group... it's a whole 'nuther set of skills and nearly nothing carries over. It's incredibly easy to bite off more than you can sustainably chew -- even if you take great care.
Be very, very, very careful my friend. As you move forward, please note that all parts of the puzzle are interdependent and that you can make 10 good investments only to find that the "big picture" of all 10 shoots a hole in your foot because of the way they can interact.
Also note... the structural work (legal, fiscal, etc.) is critical. The right structures will make your life much easier, and of course the inverse also applies.
I'll leave it at that for now, hopefully we'll get a chance to chat soon just to catch up and add some detail to this post.