Monday Musings - Why do we do it?
Monday Musings – Why do we do it?
If you’ve been following my posts, you will know that myself and my family have temporarily relocated from Cyprus to Mexico, for a few months.
En route to Mexico, we stopped in London for a couple of days for my wife to pick up an award for her business (more on that later!).
We were wandering London’s streets during the day, doing some sightseeing and showing the kids some of the sights of the city.
Walking around the city, I caught a glimpse into people’s lives as they were sat, chained to their desks, bathed in fluorescent light.
In restaurants, I was looking at some of the Christmas parties, it was fascinating people watching.
I got the feeling some were there because they felt they had to be (office politics).
Others were there because they were happy to anaesthetise themselves with alcohol at their boss’s expense.
From the body language, there was some heavy-duty flirting going on too, no doubt some hoping for an illicit snog (or more).
And I looked at them and wondered why so many people think that there is no other way.
This isn’t a judgemental post, I spent many years working in London.
I’ve been that person sat in an office under fluorescent lights, without windows even on occasion, looking forward to 5.30 when I could pack up and go home.
I’ve been that person anaesthetising themselves with alcohol at the boss’s expense at the Christmas party.
I’m also that person who doesn’t do office politics, so the chances of me progressing up the greasy pole anywhere were pretty slim….
The point to this post is, that as I was wandering around, I was so grateful to have found a life where I am no longer that person.
I have time freedom, I have locational freedom and I am well on the path to financial freedom.
And the point is, you don’t need huge sums of money to get started on that path. I started my first business with a second hand laptop and printer in 2006. It wasn’t the answer to time or financial freedom, but it set me on that path.
And the fact is that there are so many ways to earn money passively these days. I talk about crypto, but the simple fact is there are many ways to start to earn a living passively.
One fantastic book for gaining ideas is The Laptop Millionaire by Mark Anastasi. So many ideas on how to start a business on a shoestring. You don’t even need to have your own products.
The answers are out there, but you need to step up and start taking responsibility to step away from wage slavery, making money for other people and looking around for opportunities to make money for yourself.
FACT – I am nothing special. If I can do it, ANYONE can.