...If I didn’t have to worry about money...
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timosoloCommunity member
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...If I didn’t have to worry about money...

what would my life look like?

very different from my current reality!

At the beginning of the year

I was disillusioned with life and work...

I had spent 10 years building a business

that I always dreamed would someday make me rich and free me from the trap of selling time for money.

But I woke up one day

and realised all I had built was a "job", that I was starting to despise.

I quit.

Starting from scratch was scary

but liberating! I started freelancing and working on a couple contract jobs.

Freelancing gave me flexibility...

but it didn’t give me FREEDOM!

I made a decision to be "FREE by 40"

That means paying all monthly expenses and debts with passive income and having a buffer to spare.

But it's not about the money...

Freedom

is having the time to prioritise my spiritual, physical and mental health

Freedom

is serving God, not Money

Freedom

is doing what I’m called to, and not what I’m told to!

I have 5 years. Seems unlikely.

But an impossible goal, and a “life of quiet desperation”, has a way of opening your eyes to opportunities you would have never noticed before

The journey begins with a single step...

... If you would like to follow my progress, please sign up on my blog: http://timosolo.me

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a year agoReply
This is pretty awesome! ! I love it☺

nakuraneBronze CommaStudent. Comma Media Fellow.
2 years agoReply
I loved the way you described freedom. Nice story!

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2 years agoReply
@timosolo Yes love Tim's podcast. Do you have a favorite one? I really enjoyed Naval and Reid.

2 years agoReply
@lalgsw it was a slow transition process, not a sudden "I quit!!" moment :) but it was hard. My friend and I built up the business, and we both tried to make it work. It was sad and a relief - I think for both of us - when I finally made the decision to part ways. The biggest lesson I learned was that you should start a business with the end in mind; decide how you will part ways or sell the business, even if you are friends and think you both share the same dream. Seems obvious in retrospect :P @sydney Thanks, 4HWW is one of my favs, love Tim's podcast too. Just finished Millionaire Fastlane http://amzn.to/1ma6tY8 - very relevant.

2 years agoReply
What was it like quitting a company YOU started? That seems like a really hard decision. What made you hate working there?

sydneyVerifiedco-creator of Commaful
2 years agoReply
@timosolo This actually reminds me a lot of Tim Ferriss's work. Have you read the 4 hour work week? If not, highly recommend it, especially for this goal . @emanlunas I know you've described "Freedom" as controlling your own time. How did you reach this goal?

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2 years agoReply
This is really a touching story!! Love it :) Applies to people of many ages.