What's your dream career?

Finished watching season 3 of Drive to Survive yesterday and I am absolutely hooked on F1 racing. Have always loved to drive, but now find myself contemplating how difficult it would be to move to Europe, shmooze bored millionaires, and have them fund my non-existent racing career. Current salaries in the sport range from $500k-$60mil... $60mil a year to drive a rocket ship on wheels in some of the coolest places in the world? What a dream. Hell, $500k to drive a rocket ship on wheels is a done deal for me - I'd do it for half that.

If you could have any career in the world, what would it be?

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Mar 27, 2021 - 2:40pm

- owning cannabis + cbd company
- owning a large fitness facility
- buying and selling companies
- tournament poker player
- owning art gallery in East Village

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Mar 27, 2021 - 8:28pm

My uncle owns a bunch of gyms in Manhattan. NGL outside of COVID, it's def an awesome career that can net someone 7 figures comp if they can run it intelligently. 

I wonder what the profit-margins would be on running like a rock-climbing franchise, or something semi-fun like that

Mar 27, 2021 - 8:34pm

I like the rock climbing above the pool setups:

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"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Mar 27, 2021 - 8:38pm

I want to own a large facility outside of LA that has a 400m track, weight room, pool, 1mi track (for bikes and running), spin stadium, and pizza place as well as a 24/7 food buffet. Also would like mats and heavy bags for Jiu Jitsu and kickboxing / yoga. I'd probably charge piecemeal memberships and then also a price for membership to all facilities. The price for this would be astronomical. I have voiced this proposition to the triathlon community and have had a good response, but still a long way away from securing funding. 

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Mar 27, 2021 - 2:42pm

Bro I got into F1 like a year ago and it's an awesome sport, too bad it's not as big in the US as it is in other parts of the world. My dream career (I guess it's a career) would be to own an F1 team. It's a hassle but it would be so cool to build a championship team from the ground up. 

If I can't do that, then I want to be the first real estate developer to own so much land that I can develop and build my own country. Imagine what Donald Bren did but even bigger. Also developing human settlements on Mars would be badass. 

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Mar 27, 2021 - 2:43pm

MaxEbic

 own an F1 team. It's a hassle but it would be so cool 

hassle = sounds expensive

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Mar 27, 2021 - 2:56pm

Dream career for me would be orchestral conductor. Not even anything to do with the money, but money could still be great- conductors of small regional orchestras make 6 figures, conductors of major orchestras make 7. I showed promise in it but ultimately my confidence held me back while I was in college. I'm honestly happy with where I'm at now but every once in awhile I think about what could have been.

Mar 27, 2021 - 2:58pm

Dream career for me would be orchestral conductor. 

Sounds like you should consider this program:

https://www.juilliard.edu/music/orchestral-conducting

"Headed by internationally renowned conductor David Robertson, music director of the St. Louis Symphony, the graduate-level program has trained many of today's most prominent orchestral and opera conductors.

As a conducting student, you will have regular opportunities to rehearse with the Conductors' Lab Orchestra, as well as access to New York Philharmonic rehearsals, concerts, and guest conductors. Public performances of the Lab Orchestra take place biannually in Alice Tully Hall as part of the Wednesdays at One series."

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Mar 27, 2021 - 5:11pm

Owning an NFL team, preferably one that is both successful and has a passionate fanbase, like the Patriots, Ravens, Steelers, or Saints.

Dayman?
Mar 27, 2021 - 7:02pm

Idk how successful they are except for the one super bowl dub, but they crossed my mind when typing this. They would be considered. Teams I'd rather not own include the Rams, Chargers, Texans, Cowboys, Bucs, and Jags. Also no to GB but that's because I like how they are community owned.

Dayman?
Mar 27, 2021 - 6:03pm

Nightman Cometh

Owning an NFL team, preferably one that is both successful and has a passionate fanbase, like the Patriots, Ravens, Steelers, or Saints.

This would be badass - imagine making lots of money on it too like Mark Cuban made with the Mavericks.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Mar 27, 2021 - 7:03pm

The NBA would be the second league I'd consider because of how hype basketball is. I don't even really like basketball anymore (I find it too star-driven and the some of the stars too fucking insufferable), but cant deny that Cubes is a badass owner.

Dayman?
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Mar 27, 2021 - 8:27pm

747 captain

What plane do you currently fly?

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Mar 27, 2021 - 9:35pm

Pretty much what I do now except I'd own by own shop and run it on my terms for HNW money....sigh

Otherwise would be dope to be the ambassador to a country like China / India / etc

Last one would be a top astronomer at NASA but I think you'd got to have a stupidly high IQ to do this at a high level. Pretty much any of the hard sciences (physics / chem / math) you've just got to be one of the top 50-100 in the world or otherwise you're not contributing much

Mar 27, 2021 - 11:11pm

Sequoia

Otherwise would be dope to be the ambassador to a country like China / India / etc

My mentor in college was US Ambassador to the UK. I think it is the most prestigious post. He fixed the Northern / Southern Ireland conflict. 

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Mar 28, 2021 - 4:07am

Really love what I do now but would prefer to spend more time on the allocation/investment side.
 

Have been hardcore operating since 2019. Before I jumped in that I was sick of the investment side. Grass is greener I suppose. I really do miss having less constant fires to put out. Hoping to transition back EoY. 

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Mar 29, 2021 - 3:33pm

I'm a big picture guy, so I'd love to be an angel investor or vc for startups. I really hate certain parts of the execution, but I'd love to handle the Road Map or have projects let me help them periodically. I'm a huge nerd, so helping create some of the important products/companies of the future would be super cool to me. 

Apr 7, 2021 - 12:47am

Professional boxer. Probably not in this era though. Acting would've been cool too but also in a different era lol

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Apr 7, 2021 - 11:04am

Owning a snowboard company so I could do all the traveling, fresh powder, and event while still hopefully getting a decent compensation

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