On Becoming A Full-Time Blogger/Internet Marketer
I must admit… It wasn’t the easiest thing to do… There were so many obstacles I had to overcome… especially objections from my parents. “You have a 2nd Upper Honours Degree from NUS… why do you want to waste it?“, my mom would constantly ask, as she watched me type words she didn’t understand into my laptop every time she got back home.
“Go teach tuition or something… don’t waste your time at home… Go get a REAL JOB… Please!”
If only I had a dollar for every time she said that…
But you know what? It’s funny… because that served as a powerful form of motivation for me. All my life, I have been told that what I love to do (writing) won’t make me any money.
It was drilled in so deep that it affected a lot of the choices in my life.
And it made me into a passive rebel of sorts.
When people told me no… impossible… I would go out of my way to prove them wrong. Although it isn’t exactly the healthiest form of motivation, it worked to drive me to accomplish my goals.
And accomplish my goals I did…
I just received my cash prize for The Gold BloggyAward for RichGrad.com today.
In less than one year, I built a PR4 Personal Development blog from scratch…
It’s an exciting journey. Along the way, I have been interviewed by other infopreneurs/entrepreneurs, received countless emails of thanks for freely sharing the personal development tips I have learned from expensive seminars, sent books and other physical products to review and I’ve also gotten to know a lot of great people. On top of that, I’m finally able to say that I’m making a full-time income online, working from the comfort of my own home.
But you know what I realized?
It wasn’t the money nor the awards that excited me the most (Don’t get me wrong… they do excite me and I’m thankful to the universe for all the positive things and people that are currently in my life)
What matters most to me is this:
I still remember vividly the moment I showed my mom and dad my commission junction cheque dated 23rd April 2008. The smile on their faces… it was priceless…
Then it hit me… hard
I am driven by love… for my family. I left my previous job so that I can spend more time with my family…
Yes there was a part of me that was always trying to prove myself… I don’t deny it… but I know now that the main reason I am able to achieve the level of online success I am enjoying today is simple… It’s because of LOVE.
“Love can make you do great things..”
I fully understand that now.
P.S. Are you letting love drive you too?
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