Your Gift is Your Wealth Series
I am so pleased that you have joined me for this timely series of discussions on discovering, creating, and developing your own streams of income in an age of uncertainty, and within the financially unstable environment which we find ourselves in today.
Over the course of the next four posts we will explore and discuss how we can develop our own streams of income. You will find what you love to do and how you can get paid for it. It is possible. I know because I have done it and am still doing it and loving it. I am a practical person so will give lots of practical and useful information that can help you become more financially independent too.
What Started it All?
Believe it or not, but I can honestly say that I don't actually like money. Sure, we all need it, but I find it to be more of a nuisance than anything. Why? Because we are constantly having to fill out the reams of paperwork that go with it, and there's always some government department wanting a slice of it - even though it wasn't them that worked hard to get it. I also got tired of bosses demanding more and more from me and bosses that paid me a pittance to do it. I worked hard for our local council library service for over 12 years and during that time I was bullied almost constantly. I did the right thing and I went to my immediate superior, but they placed it all in the 'too hard' basket. I then went to the big boss and he said he would look into it - but nothing was done. So I decided enough was enough, it was time I worked for myself.
I spoke to a trusted friend and mentor who said, 'Your gift is your wealth.' I didn't really understand it at the time, but I smiled and nodded my head just the same so he wouldn't think I was dumb. Yet his statement stayed with me. I gave it due diligence and thought before I finally began to understand and I began to put things into place and to move into action. I resigned from my job at the library and started to develop and build a business of my own doing what I love to do.
So this is the WHY we need to develop our own streams of income and in the next post we will look at the HOW.