When I see people working late or working overtime I get depressed. It’s one thing if you’re young and you’re full of energy, enthusiasm and a willingness to learn. But it’s another thing when you’re older, overworked and been doing it for 20-30 years. Even though I don’t work more than 40 hours a week at my day job, when I get home I spend at least 2 to 3 hours every single night working on my side hustles. In a way, I’m just like those people at work except I’m working overtime for myself instead of some faceless corporate entity.
I’ll be honest, I have a very chill day job. That’s probably part of the reason why I can work another few hours when I get home. There aren’t many high paying jobs where you can come in late, leave early and play basketball at lunch but that’s exactly what I do. And even though that may seem like a good thing, I have to constantly remind myself of my ultimate goal. Working for myself and owning my own business(es) is something I want sooner rather than later. But when you’re fortunate enough to have a job you enjoy it’s easy to get complacent.
Hobby & Business Collide
When I first started working online, it was more of a hobby than anything else. I liked personal finance so I started writing about it. It wasn’t until I started making some decent money that I began to treat it like a business. Now everything I do online is a business to me: my websites, my freelance writing, etc. Even though I still enjoy the writing, I’ve taken a much more proactive approach when it comes to advertising, internet marketing and basically just figuring out how to make money from sitting on my couch. [Continue reading]