The Journey Forward

I’m deeply unsatisfied with the life I lead. Some people might find this strange.

I’ve got a girlfriend whom I love, and who loves me back. My income puts me in the top 1% for my age. I live in one of the most vibrant & fun cities in the world.

I’ve attained many of the markers of success that society agrees upon as valid. So why am I not happy?

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Funding My Adventures

I’ve alluded to my income being well above average a couple times on this blog, and that’s no exaggeration – as a software engineer in NYC finance, I do make substantially more $ than the average 26-year old.

That said, I don’t have the money to do all the things I want to do at this point in my life. I’m what financial advisors sometimes call a HENRY – high earning but not rich yet. There are many expensive & personally-important things that are out of reach for me, especially put in combination.

This includes certain cosmetic medical procedures and a better wardrobe, but experiences like vacations & fine dining are probably at the top of my list.

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Search Fund Deal Flow

I wrote a fun twitter thread a while ago about how I help my current employer get proprietary deal flow in the software growth equity space.

Today, we’re going to do something different and talk about how I’d go about creating a powerful small business & lower-middle market deal flow engine.

I’ve drafted a three-step process for finding & reaching out to SMB sellers that I’m convinced would be far more effective than doing things “the old fashioned way”. Let’s dig in!

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