Just like many others, I was working a 9-5 desk job in a role that couldn’t expand much further which was keeping me boxed in and I hated that feeling. So I took the step out and started freelancing. I doubled my income within the first 6 months but due to it being all project work, it was either feast or famine and with our first baby on the way, I figured I had to turn project work into retainer work. I found a need in the market and created THRIVE, a full service marketing agency for companies who don’t have the time or know-how to boost their sales and leads. Imagine paying a monthly fee then sitting back and watching leads & sales turning up in your inbox. To be successful just solve other peoples problems, the bigger the problem the bigger the reward.
So I went from earning $65,000 per year to doubling that in freelancing to doubling that in retainer clients, all in only 3 years. Now I’m investing 40% of my income into property development every month so that I won’t have to work until I retire then live off a very minimal amount. The only thing is, I love what I do so I will be working until I pass retirement.
My story started off a lot like many others, apart from I’m not afraid to “fail”, I guess that’s because I don’t care what others think of me, I focus on how good life can be instead of other peoples negativity or mediocre thoughts. I don’t want mediocre thoughts in my head, so I don’t take in their silliness. Plus failure is only failure if you give up and I don’t give up on what I want. Actually the more I “fail” the more I win, because “Failure” is one of the greatest tools to learn what you need to learn to get where you want to go. To achieve your dreams you’ll find 1,000 ways that don’t get you there and only a few that do.
Throughout this process I have tried many things and found out more of who I am and what I’m passionate about. Life is about the journey, not the destination. Stop focusing on money and success, just find, then do what you love and money and success with follow.
Fail, learn and repeat. That is the way to success along with discipline, consistency and persistence. That is all it takes to have everything you can dream.
If you feel stuck in your life, job or business I would love to hear from you. I’ll help you figure out the next steps to find and live your dream life and easily achieve your business goals.