I would be the first to admit, I am not particularly good at anything. Really. But that hasn’t stopped me from pursuing the FIRE (financial independence, retire early) movement and dare I say, doing a pretty decent job at it.

In primary and secondary school, my C6-grade English sucked so I bought The New Paper tabloid. I was just as bad at General Paper in junior college, so I figured out a standard methodology to tackle it. Not knowing what to major in university, I eliminated everything else that I didn’t want to study. Being an introvert, so I deliberately joined my faculty’s orientation camp and took part in NUS Rag & Flag — the contacts I made became the pivotal bridge between my wife (then girlfriend) and I.

Perhaps I am a fantastic generalist. Maybe it is because I possess a compatible talent stack. Understanding our circle of competence