Monthly Archives: June 2005

Account Balances Now and Later

When I look at my account balances, I currently see this:

Within the next three years or so, I plan to dramatically increase those amounts. I am currently working on several business deals and hopefully have more on the way.

In a few years, it is very possible to pull up the same screen and see these account balances:

Perhaps one day I will look back at this and laugh how high or low I set my sights.

Until that day…I’ll keep charging forward.
And when that day comes, I’ll keep charging on.
-Nev

Easiest job in the world

It’s possible to do nothing and get paid.
I would know, because it’s my job.

I oversee the computer lab on the 5th floor of the Law School Library at the University of Texas. I only work nights when no one is here.

This is how I work for the 3 or 4 hours I am there:

I get paid $7.32 an hour. The pay is relatively low, but consider what I do:

–1.) If someone asks for help, I help them.
–2.) If someone prints something, I place their printout on a table 4 feet away from the printer.

Of course at night no one is here to ask questions and no one is here to print. Therefore I get paid to do homework, business or anything else (Where do you think I created NevBlog from??)

This is a perfect student job because you can get so much work done during work.

Not only do I do nothing, I also get:

  • A really cool boss (But he leaves at 5:00pm, so I never see him).
  • Free printing
  • Free use of computers, scanners, DVD burners etc.
  • Fridge
  • Wireless internet
  • Average of $260 paycheck every 2 weeks.

Walk through the library with me through this video:

Warning: I always have plenty of “stuff” to do, so working night hours is perfect for me. Other co-workers however have found night hours to be “Mindnumbingly boring” and “Excruciatingly quiet

-Nev

The Bike Project

Have you ever asked yourself if you could fit a full size bike into the trunk of a 2004 Toyota Camry???

Well the answer is yes.

I bought a bike from Wal-Mart last night…It cost me $118

Surprisingly, it went straight into my trunk without any problem. I put the back seats down and it slipped right in.

Thursday after school, I’ll see how long the four mile ride to campus takes.

For now, the bike is sitting in my music room (a.k.a. the 4th bedroom of my apartment)

Physical Activity + Productivity = Good

When I am productive AND physically active during a day, I feel great. I don’t feel good if I’m only productive or only active.

I’ve recently had a busy schedule:
-Wake up, class till 2:30pm.
-Work on business projects w/ associates away from campus.
-6:30pm – leave associates, go to job from 7 till 10:00pm.
-Workout till 11:00pm.
-Go home, eat my first meal of the day.
-Do a little more work, wrap up the day, sleep.

While I’ve theoretically been productive all day, I don’t FEEL it. This is because my workouts are not intense enough or long enough these days, they are also late at night. A combination of not eating and entire days spent working on a computer leave me feeling weak and unmotivated at the gym.

I’ve got a lot of bus riding and car driving in my schedule now. This needs to stop.

I am going to cut out my 4 mile bus rides to campus and start riding a bike (which I need to buy). Going to and from campus everyday will now be an 8 mile roundtrip by bike. This can replace the cardio portion of my workouts.

For this plan to work, I need to:
-Wake up earlier
-Eat a PROPER breakfast
-Buy a bike

Inspiration and a Mercedes

I went to a wedding in Houston this weekend. There I met a friend who recently bought a Mercedes S55 AMG and a Mercedes SL600 (you read right: six hundred). Together these two cars cost well over $200,000.

I was tossed the keys to the S55 AMG and I played around in it.

I had been drinking, so the most I did was rev it up. There’s a very excited Neville inside that car:

As I came back to Austin on Sunday night, I posted up some quotes in my room. The wall to the left of my desk is now my “Motivation Wall”

There are also several quotes posted around random areas of my room, like near my mirror:

My favorite short quote on there is:

“I’m a great believer in luck,
and I find the harder I work,
the more I have of it”

–Thomas Jefferson



My favorite long quote on there is:

“Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up.
It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed.
Every morning a lion wakes up.
It knows it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death.
It doesn’t matter if you are a lion or a gazelle.
When the sun comes up, you better be running.”

–Taken from TheKirkReport.

-Nev

A Rose by any other name….

There is me, Neville Medhora, and there is Enwon Inc.

Type “Enwon” into Google and it suggests searching for “Enron” instead. Yes, I am fully aware there is a phonetic similarity between the two names.

Enwon Inc. is a legal entity created to signify the doings of Neville Medhora. I like having a holding company to report earnings under. It may not be completely necessary now, but it will be in the future.

Enwon was created through the phonetic translation of the letter and number combination “N-1″ which was a shortened version of my first website: Neville1.com

It stuck.

I get asked all the time if I recognize the striking resemblence “Enwon” has to the scandal-stricken company “Enron”…yes, and I don’t mind it.

1.) People always take a second-glance at the name.
2.) After that second glance, people NEVER forget the name.

I Would Like to Thank the Blog…

I started this site to track my financial life. So far it has done that and then some.

BECAUSE OF THIS SITE, I HAVE:

  • …been able to keep myself fully occupied with business ventures
  • …met a powerful current business partner
  • …have had at least 7 in-person meetings with strangers who found my site
  • …become the #1 and #2 search result for “Starbucks Liquor
  • …become the #1 search result for Financial Blog” (Shameless plug)
  • …have been mentioned in: Yahoo Finance, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times and Business Week
  • …had several business articles published in a newspaper
  • Much, Much More

Thank you Blog. Sorry I can’t tell you everything right now, all my current ventures are confidential for the time being.

Sincerely,

-Nev

Herb Kelleher

My attempt to crash the I C 2 Corporate Governance Conference was very successful.

I was tipped off about the conference by “Bob” on Wednesday night.

Thursday morning I whipped out my suit and headed over to the Barton Creek Resort and found the conference. Every single person in the room was either a CEO or member of a corporate board….and often times many boards at once. EVERYONE. In fact, “Regular” people weren’t even invited.

I purposely showed up 5 minutes late so I could rush in past the registration people. It worked. Everyone had huge nametags around their necks except me…..but it didn’t really cause any problems. I was spotted talking to some prominent figures, so no one questioned me after that.

I met tons of people there….and not ordinary people. When I asked “What do you do”…the typical response would begin with :
“I own…(insert big company here)
or
“I founded…(insert big company here)
or
“I am the director of…(insert big company here)

There were LOTS of very prominent figures present, but the most well known was Herb Kelleher, the famous founder of Southwest Airlines. I got to meet, talk and sit next to Herb Kelleher.

Not a very clear picture, but that’s Herb speaking.

Here is me (with the goofiest smile ever) with Herb Kelleher:

After he was done speaking, he sat down at a mostly empty table. I left my table and went to sit closer to Herb. I snapped this quick video to prove how close I was to him!

The rest of the speakers were great, but Herb was the BEST.

“Bob” and “Vinny” were both present at the conference. They are also both board members/CEO’s of very successful companies. I can’t give too much information about them, but both of them have companies undergoing extremely rapid growth. They are both very photogeneic:

The conference went from 10:00am till about 7:30pm. It was good food, good drinks, lots of mingling, learning and fun.

When I left, I couldn’t tell which car was mine. The Camry or the Mercedes SL500???

Well it’s Friday now. ‘Tis time to party!
-Nev

Corporate Governance Conference

My attempt to crash the I C 2 Corporate Governance Conference was very successful.

I was tipped off about the conference by “Bob” on Wednesday night.

Thursday morning I whipped out my suit and headed over to the Barton Creek Resort and found the conference. Every single person in the room was either a CEO or member of a corporate board….and often times many boards at once. EVERYONE. In fact, “Regular” people weren’t even invited.

I purposely showed up 5 minutes late so I could rush in past the registration people. It worked. Everyone had huge nametags around their necks except me…..but it didn’t really cause any problems. I was spotted talking to some prominent figures, so no one questioned me after that.

I met tons of people there….and not ordinary people. When I asked “What do you do”…the typical response would begin with :
“I own…(insert big company here)
or
“I founded…(insert big company here)
or
“I am the director of…(insert big company here)

There were LOTS of very prominent figures present, but the most well known was Herb Kelleher, the famous founder of Southwest Airlines. I got to meet, talk and sit next to Herb Kelleher.

Not a very clear picture, but that’s Herb speaking.

Here is me (with the goofiest smile ever) with Herb Kelleher:

After he was done speaking, he sat down at a mostly empty table. I left my table and went to sit closer to Herb. I snapped this quick video to prove how close I was to him!

The rest of the speakers were great, but Herb was the BEST.

“Bob” and “Vinny” were both present at the conference. They are also both board members/CEO’s of very successful companies. I can’t give too much information about them, but both of them have companies undergoing extremely rapid growth. They are both very photogeneic:

The conference went from 10:00am till about 7:30pm. It was good food, good drinks, lots of mingling, learning and fun.

When I left, I couldn’t tell which car was mine. The Camry or the Mercedes SL500???

Well it’s Friday now. ‘Tis time to party!
-Nev

Quick Update

My stock portfolio has gone into the 5-digit range in the last few days. Here is my portfolio as of Wednesday, 6-8-2005. The main factor in this is Dynegy (DYN). It keeps going up about 3% per day. I went from a 25% loss to a 9% gain in a few days.

Also, Thursday morning I will be crashing an exclusive entrepreneurial convention. “Bob” tipped me off that some pretty important people will be attending and speaking. I’ve got my suit ready, a black portfolio, business cards and a fake name tag….lets see if I can pull this off!