Learn how you can support yourself without needing a job
You don't need a job to earn a living
. That's something I have realised all along. Although I do hold a job for over ten years, I have long ago decided that holding a job was not for me. I am the kind of person who hates having a boss. It's bearable when the boss is good, but I have been through a number of lousy bosses, and they make me wonder why should I stand for all the crap. I want to earn a living based on my own skills and my own capabilities. If there's anybody I want to be my boss, it would be myself.
If you also hate having a boss and holding a job, and wonder how you can get out of it, I hope my sharing here will help you.
As a wage earner, have you ever longed for the next pay raise or promotion? Most working people have. It's completely natural. Me too. I have been there. There were nights when I literally dreamed that I have gotten the raise I so badly wanted. I thought I qualified for it, and it was long due. Morning brought me back to reality that once again that promotion had eluded me.
When I was holding a job, I sincerely worked hard. So naturally I felt I deserved a raise or a promotion. So it was quite disheartening when none was forthcoming.
Today, I can look back at those chapters in my life, and wondered how I could allow myself to be put through the indignity. The strange thing is, I have hundreds of colleagues, and most of them seem to have resigned themselves to this type of life, of kow-towing to bosses. It's something I couldn't accept, and three years ago, I finally won my freedom.
Today is 10 March 2011. It's now over three years since I held a permanent job. After close to ten years in that big computer company, whose name rhymes with "sell", my department closed down and I was laid off. Back then, I celebrated by starting this website. I don't have to hold a job ever again.
Of course in Oct 2007 I also went through a phase of soul searching. Although I was jubilant that I finally got my life back, there was another wondering of me wondering what the future holds, and whether I would be able to support myself.
Well, let me tell you, I've not only survived, I've prospered.
I knew I have always to earn a full-time income from the web, so my being made redundant gave me the time to get my websites up to speed. At the same time, I explored other possibilities - sort of back-up plans. Among others, I became a licensed tour guide. I also got myself more involved in a tour business that I have invested in some years back, when I was still working.
Of the different options I explored, the one that is supporting me best today are my websites. My sites have grown many times the size they were back in Oct 2007, when I went full time. I do admit I spend a lot of time working on my sites, but then again, I also remember working hard at my old job, hoping that my boss will give me a raise.
(I did get a raise, but not from that boss, rather a different boss, later on, and when I was not expecting it. Life's like that when you hold a job, you are not in control of your life. Whether you get a raise depend on the decision of someone else.)
Today I am a living example that you don't need a job to earn a living. I have a much better life today that I had when I held a job. Now I don't answer to any bosses. And to my surprise, earning a living is much easier than I have expected. To be sure, it is not "easy" and it's not for everyone. I know I wouldn't be earning what I am earning today if I were lazy. On the other hand, I quickly learn that the more hard working you are, the better you earn.
If you have ever want to earn a living without holding a job, I would advise you to explore the option and go for it. It is completely do-able.
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Thank you for visiting my website, Happy Jobless Guy. I create it in November, 2007, two weeks after I left my job in the corporate sector. It is to celebrate the alternative lifestyle that I have embrace. I told myself back then, that as long as I am able to continue supporting myself, I will never return to holding a job. Well, so many years later, thanks be to God and my family, I am still happily living this alternative lifestyle.
My name is Timothy Tye
, you can call me Tim. I am a full-time website author. My main website is called Penang Travel Tips
. I created it to satisfy my curiosity about places and sights around me, and it has grown to become my main income earner. To know more about me, go to www.timothytye.com
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