Hi back and happy to say that I am learning a lot completing the Quick Start Challenge, so I would like to give you a quick update on how things are going for me.
One thing I will say right off the bat, at the end of each training session, we are given a challenge to complete. The power in this for me is, keeping focused on my goal (to build an online business), and develop business skills. So here is a brief summary of the “Quick Start Challenge Week 2 Challenge”.
The reason I started building an online business is to develop a re-placement income to what I have now. And why. Well, it will not be too many more years and I will be at a retirement age and will not be able to continue the work I do now. To start a new career in the cooperate world will be very difficult even have a professional level of education (a master’s degree in Social Work). At some time I may discover a more direct way to incorporate my education into my internet business, and also would love to help people that are reaching retirement age to, because I am sure that many are facing financial challenges leaving the workforce.
I am also looking for that most talked about freedom (financial and time) to really spend more time with my family, especially since they are all 2000 miles away from me.
Here is the fun part – my dream life.
With the freedom of financial challenges, I would first off be able to plan at least 6 trips a year to go visit my family, as mentioned earlier that live (2000) miles away. I am talking Mother, Father, Brothers, Sisters, 6 adult children. My wife and my 6 yr old would also be able to come depending on schedules because she still works full time and my son is in school. That brings me to another point. With financial freedom, my wife would not have to work full time, and she would have more time and energy to complete her Masters degree in social work.
We also like to travel. At the present time, it takes all year to save up enough to go on a 5 to 10-day winter vacation in a warm country. Why warm?? Well, here in Canada we get 3 months a year where the temperature is above 20 Celsius. Four months a year get as cold as -35 Celsius, and the remaining 6 months is guesswork. So give me warm.
For the most part, we are an outdoors family including, staying at our lakeside cabin, boating and fishing, swimming, golfing etc. You can guess how much these things can cost, so it is a juggling act how much or how little we participate. Well, financial freedom and time freedom would make all the difference in the world.
We would, at least my wife and I would like to become more involved in Christian ministries but are limited once again because of the two freedoms mentioned here several time.
In a nutshell, more family time, recreation and travel time, and the ability to upgrade things around home on a regular base would be my dream life. I am happy with my life at this time and we basically have everything we need. I would say we are upper middle class – whatever that means- all is good and would like to move up a bit.
After a lot of thought, I could come much closer to – if not be right there- for an additional 5600.00 per month more we have now, which would be a total of 12,800.00.
In closing, I want to mention my take home from last weeks training. It is “Don’t Chase Money- Let Money Chase You. Believe it or not – I GET IT. Thanks, Dean.