OUR STORY: from pissed off to successful….
Our story is probably very similar to most peoples stories. Go to school, learn how to be an employee with outdated industrial type education, and get a job. Become a good employee, working for a self employed person, start to become stale and look for another “better” job. Borrow money from a bank, buy a car, buy a house, get a credit card and slowly go further and further behind. Get a better job with more pay and go further into debt. Wake up at 40 years old and think, hang on… I’m supposed to be much better off by now… where has the last 20 years gone? What will the next 20 years bring? Look at our super and see it slowly climbing just to have it nearly disappear over night by the so called experts destroying the economy. Sound familiar? We looked at being a full time investor in the sharemarket and in real estate. But we found we did not have the right financial education and failed miserably. Too much bad debt, not enough assets and too many liabilities. (An asset pays you, a liability take money away from you. Positive passive cashflow is King)
Our story… job, job, debt, business, investor, more debt, bankruptcy, no debt, job, job, debt, really pissed off ….. awakening!
Now, we woke up after the last global financial crisis and suddenly thought, we were always under control of someone else. Under control of the boss by being employed, under control by fund managers doing a very very poor job controlling our money and under the control of the system by not allowing us to live the life we had originally planned. Or at least we thought that…. It was always something else controlling our future…. Bugger.
What we did not realise is that we really do have full control over everything. Our finances, our lifestyle, our mindset, our results.
It took being really pissed off and sick and tired of playing the blame game, to take a look at our alternatives. We were ready to allow a change. Whatever we were doing before clearly was not working and doesn’t work for over 97% of people.
The difference is we recognised we had a problem and took the necessary action to make a complete change. Most people just sit back, complain and blame others. Hoping it will get better. Hope is the first stage of failure.
THE ACTION TAKEN:
Financial and Self Education. We were ready to accept that we needed guidance. We were ready to learn. An opportunity came to us and we looked at it with sceptical eyes. Great move idiot. We took another look 2 months later with curious eyes and thought this may work. WRONG!!! It does work but only if we work it. It’s not the thing it is always the people behind the thing.
We joined a brilliant credible business opportunity heavily promoting Personal Development and Wealth Creation Strategies. The owner is someone we can directly relate to who was also pissed off with his direction, results and being pissed off all the time. Pissed off about being pissed off…. now that’s odd…
He had the focus and the drive to make and demand the change and also recognised there were a lot of people in the same boat. We thought that we had nothing to lose. It seemed too good to be true (judging with our sceptical brains) but suddenly realised maybe it’s too good to be missed.
Our life and lifestyle now has done a complete 180.
We now choose what we do and when we do it. We no longer need to set an alarm, work 6 days a week, or answer to anyone apart from our two 4 year old grandsons. Wow… where did that time go. We spend as much time as we want to with our family. We work this business when we want to. We travel to wherever whenever we want to. (it’s a bit more restricted now of course) and our business never skips a beat. All we need is a laptop and phone. This is true freedom. This is true lifestyle choices. This is life. Our new normal.
Don’t be judgemental, do not label, look at everything with open eyes and do not let great opportunities pass you by from being Mr or Mrs Sceptic. Always be the student, always learn. Do your own due diligence and get the facts directly from the source and not from the “experts” from google gossip. There is always someone who has their misguided opinion and agenda. Enormous wealth has been missed by shoulda woulda coulda. For example, why did I not buy apple shares in 2002 for 44cents. Why did I not buy that house in Sydney for $35,000. etc etc etc
Be self employed, but only in an online business. Traditional retail businesses are dying. Be autonomous, in other words, self sufficient. This way you are not at the mercy of someone else.
If you are focused and become very rich, it’s not my fault. 😎
As Drop Dead Fred would say, “Just do it no brain”, and you’ll be glad for the results.
MONEY MATTERS, LIFE IS WAY TO SHORT