Let your 9-5 be your inspiration!
So it's now been almost 2 months for me, since joining WA, and learning how to create a website. I have been amazed at how much I have already managed to pick up and learn during my time here, and just at how resourceful this platform is for practically anything one wishes to know about creating websites, and an online presence.
I have been thoroughly enjoying my journey here thus far, but with my recent turn of events in life, everything in my family & home life has been turned up upside down, with my wife now requiring another 6 weeks of rest following surgery early this week-where she's not allowed to lift either of our children!
The healing time my wife requires simply means that family life will obviously have to continue as close to normal as possible-without having mum able to do much for the little ones-further adding to my very busy workload.
That doesn't bother me at all, I'm all about doing absolutely anything I can to help my family members in any way, shape or form. The part that bothers me, is that I've been having a lot of issues with my website lately-in terms of menus, page layout and varioius other areas.
These issues have been quietly driving me insane a little bit lately, and with the added other pressures on me at this time, there have been moments where I've thought "Should i even BOTHER trying to fix my website, or just throw in the towel, since I'm not making any $$ from it yet, don't quite know what I'm doing and don't really have time right now" but then I go to work, put in my 8.5 hours, doing work that will have absolutely zero effect on any part of my future, or financial freedom goals.
And it's in those hours, at my work desk, (where I am sitting as I write this on my break!), I am constantly reminded of how dull, boring and 'lifeless' life itself can be when we spend 40 hours per week or more, plus 1 to 2 hours per day travelling to and from that job, and THEN try to fit our 'life' into the rest of the time.
Since I started my first 'proper' job, working as a checkout operator at a supermarket, when I was 14 years old, I can now say that I've spent easily 25+ years working for practically all money I've ever had. About 99% of the jobs I've done in that time have been full time, ranging from 35 to 60 hours per week. Some of those jobs provided the odd taste of 'staff perks' here and there, never anything to write home about, but THAT is exactly the part that got me thinking this morning about all this.
I just find it funny that the whole 9-5 work day structure, is something that's now so well ingrained in many of us, that we'll go from job, to job, to job, constantly searching for, but generally not finding that 'thing' we're seeking, that will ignite something inside of us, to propel us forward, make tracks on our goals and dreams, and start LIVING.
We will, as I do, trade at least 40 hours a week to these jobs that hold no passion or excitement for us at all, and often only just pay enough to clear the bills, with not much left-and we do this, because when we were young, we were told that was the 'safe' way to go about life.
But then when a REAL opportunity to live life on your own terms, such as this WA platform, many of us are often critical, as it sometimes seems 'too risky.' I've been told many times that around the 6 month mark on here is when many will quit, if they haven't made their millions by then, but then what? Then we'll go back to that crazy endless cycle of giving up all our time again for a wage-ALOT more time than 6 months usually too.
Why do we do this? Because it's just what we know, based on what's been passed down to us, and the so called 'safe' option.
Well 2020 has certainly taught us all what can be possible when we are forced to pivot, and change our approach. With new and exciting platforms, systems and programs like the opportunities provided here on WA- to push ourselves further into exciting new futures, a new way of living with some purpose and doing something we're actually passionate about, are becoming very real possibilities.
2020 also taught many of us, that those 'safe' jobs aren't always as safe as they may seem at first glance, so there's almost never been a better time to start finding a way to incorporate your passions into your daily 'work' life.
So for now, I'm going to try to let my 9-5 continue to inspire me to do better, work harder, OUTSIDE of my fulltime job, to create the life for my family and myself, further down the track that we really want (and need!).
I hope you are well and looking forward to the approaching weekend. Here it's Friday morning, so HAPPY FRIDAY to all the WA family.