For at least 2 years I had wanted to get away from all the long hours of a job I had for 35 years. So, I finally just stepped out on a limb and went with it and here is some of the reasons why:
- Because I was at the point in my life that I could afford to:
I worked my butt off my entire career, making decent money to great money from the outset, but I knew, this was all a facade. To truly succeed in life, making enough isn’t enough. Saving, but more importantly, leveraging savings into investments is the best strategy to have your money work for you.
I didn’t go out and buy a Porsche, I didn’t go out and start renting a beautiful apartment on 5th Ave. I rejected the things I could afford for the life I want, which is a life of sustainable wealth, not temporary high-life, with no reliance on an employer!
- Because I wanted ultimate freedom.
I want to use my time as I please while I still can, not tied to a working construct that is constraining my other desires and pursuits.
I’m not okay with stressing out on how to get from the gym on time to work so that I don’t get yelled at for being late. I never got yelled at in school for being late, and I don’t want to be a grown person fearing others’ reprimanding me. I don’t want to meticulously count and portion my vacation days, and worry about corporate objectives being met if I take an extra day or two off.
And I don’t want someone else tells me I have to suck up to so-and-so to further my career and play office politics. I couldn’t care less about looking busy or being all chummy with the man at the top (and yes, it’s usually a man at the top).
I don’t want to feel like I HAVE to “stay late” to prove that I’m “working hard.” I also can’t be bothered to start studying football and sports statistics in an effort to “build rapport.” No thanks, I’m old enough to work at my own pace and schedule.
- Because I don’t like to take other people’s orders …
Especially when they’re neither as accomplished as I’m gunning for, thus unable to contribute to the learning I’m interested in pursuing
After learning what I needed from A PRIVATE MENTOR to get started in internet marketing, blogging, entrepreneurship etc I finally realized I could go out on my own and do what I wanted, when I wanted and from anywhere in the world.
I realized I don’t need a corporate entity to survive or a “brand” to operate under. People break away all the time from their original employer.
In fact, the most successful “PEOPLE” often take the leap to build their own business..
I’m so thankful for my life now and I am just getting started and can’t wait to see what the next chapter of my life will bring being “free” of the grueling hours of 9 to 5 jobs.
Although I’m not yet making as much as I did (but I have faith that soon I will be making a lot more with a lot less stress) , I can honestly say, how much you make truly doesn’t matter past being able to eat and acquire basic living quarters. It’s about what you do, how you do it and how passionate you are about it that really counts!