Investing with Purpose (Paperback)

Capitalize on the Time and Money You Have to Create the Tomorrow You Desire

By Mark Aardsma

Career Press, 9781632650306, 224pp.

Publication Date: March 21, 2016

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When he was 24 years old, Mark Aardsma was fired in a downsizing. He had little in the way of savings. But instead of panicking and seeking to land a new job immediately, he sat down and began to invest his time and money differently. By the time he was 34, he had multiplied his limited savings a thousand fold and controlled a multi-million-dollar portfolio of businesses and other investments.

The notes he took as he made his idiosyncratic journey have now been expanded into a detailed guidebook for anyone aspiring to a bigger and better future. In Investing with Purpose, you will learn how to:

  • Use all your resources to build your future, especially your precious, limited time.
  • Avoid the emotional pitfalls that lead smart investors to make bad decisions.
  • Face your fear and take reasonable risks to capitalize on your best opportunities.
  • Apply your unique investment advantages--the only reliable path to superior results.

    Investing with Purpose will inspire you to use what you have to create the future you want. Whether your goal is to get rich, protect the rainforest, or just improve the neighborhood, this book will help you get there.

  • About the Author

    Starting without wealth, connections, or anyone's permission, Mark Aardsma became the entrepreneur behind multiple successful businesses. Using what he had and building from the ground up, he led two of his companies to the multi-million-dollar level. One was featured three years in a row on Inc. magazine's fastest-growing companies list. Mark is an active CEO, a venture investor in early-stage companies, and a patient investor in financial markets. As a coach, speaker, and writer, he encourages his audiences to face their fears and live and work the way they really want to. He lives with his wife and four children in Champaign, Illinois.

    Praise For Investing with Purpose: Capitalize on the Time and Money You Have to Create the Tomorrow You Desire

    "Investing can be an exciting path to success, but too many individuals miss the many roadblocks. Mark has written a comprehensive, fact-based and experience-proven book on the right principles. What is also unique about this book is how Mark covers both the strategic and the emotional dimensions, which are equally critical. You will come away equipped for investing on a highly competent level."
    --Dr. John Townsend, New York Times best-selling author, The Entitlement Cure; founder, The Townsend Institute of Leadership and Counseling

    "This book has great value for all earlier stage entrepreneurs, and Mark shares his personal growth skills for everyone's benefit."
    --Lee Oneill, Executive Director of Urbana-Champaign Angel Network, former President and CEO of Busey Bank

    "Investing With Purpose is an exceptional book! In a highly engaging manner, Mark Aardsma provides practical and proven approaches to investing in the creation of a fulfilling life. This is a book that every entrepreneur should read."
    --Edgar Papke, Leadership Coach and author, The Elephant in the Boardroom

    "Mark has written a book that all those who have dreams of investing should read. He has used his own story in a very vulnerable way to show the way for those who desire to do more with their lives, both personally and economically."
    --Greg Campbell, executive vice president, Coldwell Banker

    "I found myself desperately wishing I had read this book when I was 28. And yet now at the age of 58, being challenged that it is not too late to make some significant life changes regarding the resources in my life. Mark has done a masterful job of intertwining life experience and illustrations with principles demonstrating how to identify and make decisions regarding your resources, enabling you to live life to the maximum and positively impact your world."
    --Dave Clark, Christian Community Development Association, Operations and Program Director