You want to achieve a life of financial independence, freedom and abundance. Hence you’re constantly racking your brain to come up with new and creative money-making ideas apart from your day job. Either for a side income or to replace your current job.  

Does this sound like you?

You always find yourself researching different business ideas in finance and investment related articles. And looking for inspiration in the biographies of other successful entrepreneurs who managed to achieve the lifestyle of financial freedom and abundance you desire.

You get really excited when you hear of a new potential business opportunity that you could potentially see yourself doing. And you feel happy and encouraged just hearing the success story of so and so’s friend. Because if they can do it, then surely you can too. You are fervently searching for your piece of the entrepreneurial pie, so that you can achieve a piece of the financial freedom and abundance too.

You have the mindset where you want to turn almost anything into a profit generating scheme. Even your hobbies and interests. You’re not afraid to think outside the box. And you have the ability to find a way to overcome challenges in difficult situations and stay afloat, where other people’s boats would normally sink.

Does this sound anything like you? Because that was me…

Growing up with an entrepreneur mum, I was taught at a young age what running a business looks like. It was hard work, time consuming and chaotic at times. But it was fun and exciting at the same time especially when our efforts paid off in the form of more cash in our pockets.

I never realised how much being in a family with a dominant entrepreneur mother as the sole breadwinner would have such a large impact on me, until now… It makes me wonder if having an entrepreneur mindset is a genetic thing? Considering my grandfather (mum’s dad) was also an entrepreneur… I wonder if it is nature or nurture, or a bit of both perhaps?

My dad was exactly the opposite. He was a content 9 to 5 job goer, a fixed income earning employee. At least he thought he was content…

His pay was literally the same for 20+ years of his life. And he seemed to be ok with that. But my mum wasn’t… She saw potential in him to do greater things and achieve more, because he was a smart, talented man…

But ultimately he did not get very far with his career in his lifetime. Which we have all concluded was mainly due to his lack of entrepreneurial mindset and his self-defeating beliefs.

He felt comfortable, safe and secure in his job. And the fear of failure, of taking risks, greater responsibilities and facing difficulties, all that comes from running a business, overwhelms him more than death itself. It scared him more than the risk of missing out on the possibility of achieving financial freedom and abundance, which comes with not even trying.

Being born into a family of extreme opposite in this area, it was hard to figure out which way I leaned more towards…

In my early to mid-twenties, I thought I was the 9 to 5 employee type. I thought I was more like my dad. I was happy just to go to work, come home, eat dinner, watch tv, sleep and go to work again, and do that for 5 days straight. Then to relax and do nothing on the weekends. And I was happy to see my regular pay come in every fortnight, without fail. Financial freedom and abundance was far from my mind at the time. I was happy that I was even getting paid, especially after just getting out of uni.

Looking back at this period of my life retrospectively, I wouldn’t say that I was particularly ‘happy’ or satisfied with that kind of lifestyle. But it was more that I got used to the routine. And also, that was what I was taught by school, society, and those around me as the only option. Since everyone else was doing it… When you don’t know any better, you will settle for the status quo and what you think is a ‘good’ way to live…

Then came the later half of my twenties… That’s when the entrepreneur side that I inherited from my mum kicked in, and I became restless at work…

I felt like I wanted to do more with my life. Something more fulfilling and meaningful. And then began my phase of job hopping and indecisiveness as I tried to figure out what it was that I wanted to do.

I also started to realise that working a 9 to 5 job could not free me from the bondage of financial lack. It could not allow me to the life of financial abundance that I desired, where I would no longer have to worry about money issues. After getting married and thinking about having kids, this money issue became a greater problem than before. And I felt like I just had to find a solution for it, for the sake of my future family…

Even if I found a high paying job that put me in a better financial position, it could not give me the freedom of time or lifestyle that I also desired. No matter what job or career path I choose, I am always going to be tied down, from 9 to 5, for the rest of my life…

I wanted it all. I wanted a way to achieve financial freedom, time freedom and lifestyle freedom. Wow, sounds greedy doesn’t it? Sounds impossible, so you would think…

But I found it in an opportunity to start my own online business through the SFM, that could help me achieve all the above. And I thank God every day for it.

Now begins a new and exciting chapter of my life. I have a clear direction again of where I want to be and what I want to achieve, both in my finances and lifestyle. And I’m going to use all my entrepreneur qualities, along with the training and mentoring provided by the SFM to get there. Watch this space for the next 12 to 24 months…

Now what about you?

I’m not saying that working a 9 to 5 job is bad. I’m not even saying that it is the lesser of the two options. It’s better that you work, learn, provide for yourself and contribute to society than do nothing at all. If you are completely satisfied and happy with your job, and see yourself doing it for the rest of your life, then by all means continue in it. Don’t change a thing just because I’m promoting entrepreneurship.

This blog and this website is for those that are not satisfied with their jobs or the idea of working a 9 to 5 job for the rest of their lives.

It’s for those that are curious about the possibility for more and a different way to make a living than being tied to down a job. It’s for those of you that want to achieve financial freedom and abundance in your lives. And those with an entrepreneur mindset, that want to create something great and profitable, with their own hands.

I don’t entirely agree with the saying “curiosity killed the cat.” Some curiosities are not to be entertained because they are destructive in nature and the outcome. But some are good and essential for prompting you to learn and grow as a person. Wisdom lies in your ability to discern which is which…

Will you feed your curiosity of how you could fulfill your entrepreneurial dreams and achieve financial independence, freedom and abundance?

Return to the main blog post- 7 signs that you have the mindset of become a successful entrepreneur. 


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