I started this side hustle about a year ago, stemming from my passion for health. At the time, I had NO IDEA how important it would become.
See, I would consider myself quite good with money. My father bought me the book “The Wealthy Barber” when I was about 16 years old and I’ve pretty much followed that advice since then. But the one thing I was NOT GOOD at was building an emergency fund…
It seemed that, as soon as I would put money aside for this purpose, something would break down or a big unexpected expense would come up. And there went the fund…
So when I got laid off from my corporate job, it should have been a huge financial shock. Don’t get me wrong – it was still a kick in the shin. But I had been building myself an income-generating safety net on the side.
I’m not going to sugar-coat it, though. I finished my 9 – 5 job and worked late evenings and weekends on this (amazing) gig. But I’m eternally grateful to have pushed through it.
As I get back up onto my feet, I’m proud to know that I’ve got my own back and I promise never to complain about the extra work ever again!!
(PS – I also got to live a dream… you know those annoying people who seem to be able to work from the beach? I got to do this while I was in Mexico! The magic of an online business…)