Tuesday, January 21, 2014

What if money was no object?

I stumbled upon a site where the author wrote on her journey towards creating her dream job in less than a year. This blogger blogs about her travel experiences and is now ranked one of the top 50 travel blogs in the world. She quitted her job 5 years ago to pursue her passion in travelling. She has travelled extensively to many countries and then subsequently created her site www.justonewayticket.com

5 years ago, she didn't know if she would have enough money or if her passion in travelling can become her career. Now, she has successfully become a travel blogger with tourism agencies inviting her to explore their countries, hotels offering her free rooms in exchange for reviews and even airline companies offering her sponsored tickets to fly. 

The truth is, she's earning much lesser than what she is earning last time but it's enough to pay for her accommodation and food. To be exact, she was earning 10 times more previously and had a nice apartment, a car and many other things. But she wasn't happy going to work everyday and counting the hours until it was time to go home. 

You can read her blog post here.

There was a video being shared on her blog which i found it really meaningful. Many people chase after money and material possessions but end up being unhappy. This video is titled "What if money was no object". It talks about living out your passion and turning it into your life. Many local financial bloggers talk about achieving financial freedom early so they can pursue their passion and work lesser hours per week. In fact, successful people also talk about pursuing their passion and you can actually turn your passion into your career. When they pursue their passion first, they end up being successful and money comes after that. 

Watch the short video below:

"If you say that getting the money is the most important thing,
you will spend your life completely wasting your time.
You'll be doing things you don't like doing in order to go on living,
that is to go on doing things you don't like doing - which is stupid.
Better to have a short life, that is full of what you like doing,
than a long life spending a miserable way..." (Alan Watts)

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  1. Hi SGYI,

    Allow me to add something


    This will go well with your blog post :D

    1. Hi Solace,

      Thanks for the additional stuff. I didn't know zdnpencils had the comoc strip on this. Cool!!

  2. It's time we see a video of SMOL ;)

  3. Video of SMOL? How would it look like? :p

  4. Don't chase the money. It will come to you when you are good at what you do.

    SG Wealth Builder (www.sgwealthbuilder.com)