I am currently working within the social housing sector which aims to give the community housing accommodation. I have been in this sector for the past 6 years, I have worked my way up from the administrative job ("admin guy") up to a decent position.
For the past 5 months I have been feeling a sense of "surely there is more to life than this". I leave my house at 6. 40am, get to work for 7. 30am, most days work through my lunch, get home about 5. 30pm, bring work home with me and then repeat. Over the past 2 months especially it has started to affect my home life and healthy. Whereby I would wake up 4/5 times during the night and think I have to do this and that tomorrow etc. I went on holiday early February this year, and still found it very difficult to switch off, whilst sitting in the departure lounge I was still work emailing. After I got back, in the back of my head, that voice kept saying I have a lot more to offer than this, surely this cannot be my life, cycle of work, evening and weekends feeling tired and not wanting to do anything.
Each year I have an review of how the previous year has been, whether previous year goals been achieved, what are my future goals/career aspiration. I was preparing my review plan recently and I got to the page for what I would like to achieve the following year. I stared at this page for over 25 mins and could not think of anything. For the past 6 years I have worked my behind off to get this far (doing excess of hours and not being paid anything extra as I saw this as development of my future).
Anyway carried on with the grind as it was easier for me to do that than look at a change (daunting, mortgage and bills to pay etc). But that voice in the back of my head kept saying "I can do better than this". This past week I decided to take a few days off, relax and then research alternative careers. All I have in my mind is I want a total change, where the work that I put in, pays dividends, the positive results will drive me further to keep pushing and better myself and to be able to help people along the way with the help that is given tome. It came very clear to me, any job working for an employer will never satisfy/push me to achieve what I know I am capable of . Why work so hard so that the person above you (manager/company) gets the credit?
Somehow I got onto a site where it suggested being self employed/starting a business etc. I thought to myself "no that's not me, I need to stay in a secure salary job". A very small voice in my head said " what if there was an option what would you do". Honest answer was I don't know. Further research and I came across affiliate marketing which was a different and interesting concept. I went through a few websites, training programmes, and again more research and came onto reviews/blogs about WA website.
So here I am, registered, looking my way round and strongly believe that I can do this and move onto doing it full time. So any help/guidance is appreciated and I hope I can give the same help back in due course to new members.
So I am sitting here on my 10 year old laptop that tends to overheat (can hear some of you laughing in the background), hopefully the very first purchase will be a new laptop.