If you read About my Website, you would know that I sort of revived this site after 2 year plus of hiatus. And the reason for the hiatus? Procrastination!
You see, being an employee has its perks. A stable income (hopefully a big paycheck), regular working hours, bonuses, don’t have to worry about maintaining or expanding the business and so on. Quickly, I fell into a comfort zone. I was able to pay my bills, have extra to spend, and have enough to save. Work hours were pretty regular and I could shut off on most days after work. And so, days after days, months after months, years after years, the cycle repeats. Wake up, dress up, go to office, have my breakfast, work, have my lunch, work, go home, rest and relax, sleep and multiply this by 5. I was lucky to work only a 5 day week and have the weekends for myself.
However, deep within me, I knew that I didn’t want to stay in this job for the rest of my life. I also didn’t want to work as an employee for the rest of my life. I wished to regain control of my own time, of what I want to do, have more time to pursue what I want to do, to be free from financial worries. And of course, to retire early if I can. BUT it was just too comfortable in my comfort zone!
I knew I could keep my job as long as I don’t fire myself and there really just wasn’t any motivation or stimulus for me to do something extra until these happened. Noted that I had used “these”, not “this”.
2016 has just began and already work seems to be moving in a wrong direction. Lo and behold, I made my first major mistake in my entire working life! I thought about all sorts of possibilities of what could happen to me and I thought that I was going to be fired. This fear of being fire was definitely not enjoyable but subconsciously, I was happy that I was feeling fearful as it finally provided the much needed stimulus for me to seriously and faithfully embark on my journey towards financial freedom.
Just as I was rejoicing in this fear, another “bad” thing strike me. This time, it’s health issues. I was ordered to go for an ultrasound due to some pain that I was experiencing. In my mind, I was thinking what if the outcome is something bad, what if I couldn’t work anymore, what if I needed a lot money for my medical bills and many other what ifs… Luckily, the outcome was rather positive but this incident also reinforced my motivation to work from home and gain financial freedom.
And so, I started embarking on internet marketing again and quickly made my first few cents and then dollars. This was indeed encouraging for me. However, I am still putting investing on hold given the volatility in 2016. It would be too dangerous for me to enter such a market without sufficient experience and knowing what I am doing.
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