If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be?
I definitely would not be here. I would probably be traveling around Asia…perhaps Taiwan or Japan! But sadly, I currently do not have the time and money to do so. =(
I want to be financially free so that I can do whatever I want without worrying about money. But that’s not enough. I also want to have the time to do whatever I want. The question is, how? How can I make enough money and have the time to spend it in whatever ways I like?
Well, most people trade their time for money. (Ex. To earn more money, I will work more hours). The problem with this is that the moment you stop working, the money will stop coming in. (That is why most people cannot afford to retire). It is, however, definitely a quick way to earn money (You work, you get paid = you see results right away).
Some people may choose to upgrade their skills and get more certifications so that they can increase their value in the market. If your skills are in demand, you will be paid more. However, a lot of the times, although those who are very successful in their careers have the money to spend, they do not have the time to spend it. Some people are so focused on their career that all they do is work.
So you need to ask yourself: Are you really living? Or are you living to work?
In my opinion, working for others is not the way to go. We should work for ourselves. Create our own economy. In my next blog post, I will explain how it is possible.