This is pretty hard for me to admit but I may have just made one of the worst decisions of my life!
In fact, now I’m writing about it could be the second worst decision i.e. telling the world about the fact, I may have just made one of the worst decisions of my life!
Some of you know my background. Just a real quick summary for those that don’t:
Worked for 30 years in the corporate world, had a pretty successful career, received some amazing pay rises and just before I gave it all up, I was earning over $250,000 every year.
Then out of the blue, someone said to me, “Have you thought about making a living on-line?”
That was 3 years ago. I worked full-time, long hours and then worked on my own on-line business the evenings and weekends.
Then 6 months or so, ago I gave up the corporate world. I was ready to be a full-time blogger (or Internet thingy person, as I often say!).
Possibly the worst decision of my life!
So what is it?
I’ve kept in contact with several of my ex-work colleagues and one of them rang me recently. He offered me a 3 month contract, working for him…wait for it…for $1500.00 a day.
Yes, $1500.00 a day!
Working 20 days a month, $90,000.00 in 3 months!
That’s a lot of money.
At fist, I was thrilled.
It’s nice to be wanted.
“Let me think about it”, I said, trying to stay calm.
I got back to him and said, “I’m going to have to say ‘no’. Sorry. You see I’m right in the middle of a new blogging course launch and I just can’t stop and put it on hold.”
There was no way I could do both.
You see, I love working for myself. I love knowing I can work when I want to. I love my walks to the coffee shop in the morning. I love coaching and mentoring others about blogging and the internet. I love my afternoons off. I love the freedom.
I have no debts and I easily make enough money to keep me living pretty well.
BUT…I keep thinking “$90,000.00 for 3 months work”
But I’ve made my decision
I’ve now got to ‘get over it’ and go ahead and release my new blogging course.
But that scares me as well!
I’ve still got loads to do but I’m loving the creation side because it revolves around everything I do on-line…blogging, list building, gaining traffic, product creation and launching, copy-writing, outsourcing…all the things I do to make a blog income so I can enjoy my freedom.
And that freedom would have been taken away if I had accepted the role and it’s not just about money is it? It’s having the balance between the two.
I don’t want to say much more about the blogging course as I’m still finalizing things.
Anyhow, I just had to get that ‘off my chest’ and now I’ve told the world I do feel better.
I’m looking forward to the comments on this one – what would have you done? Share your views in the comments below.