My work at home idea seemed as far away as a tiny, twinkling star in the sky thirty-five years ago, and that was a long time to wait just to be able to kick back in my recliner and work away at my laptop computer at home.
So long, in fact, that financial retirement planning, not just financial life planning, is looming up closer than I’d prefer.
It takes more than one step to get you to your goal, but it all starts with one little step. Oh, and you don’t always get to your financial retirement planning goals in a straight line.
The State of Alaska, in the United States, where I live, gave my privy to some goal planning training. Included were aptitude tests of all kinds, and the suggestion of the book “Up the Down Parachute”.
This was back in the ‘70’s, but don’t worry, there’s a new version of the book. It’s been updated to reflect you kids who are younger than baby boomers. I recently went online and had a copy sent to my daughter.
I highly recommend this book. The book was one of my first little steps on my journey to my personal development and philosophy.
Anyway, I set goals in all areas of my life, including professional, personal, marital, spiritual and health, although not necessarily in that order.
And refined and defined as my goals were, my life at times headed in different directions.
My goal of becoming a graphic artist gave way to my journalism and editing jobs.
Marital plans had a way of going awry. Maybe because my basic people skills were so undeveloped.
After thirty-five years though, I can honestly say that a lot of my original goals were met, and then some.
The jobs of graphic artist, writer, editor, and some unexpected ones like waitress (pretty good money by the way, at a nice dinner house) all came my way in their own times.
There are still lots of goals left to work toward though. None of my “day jobs” helped at all with my financial retirement planning, except for maybe a couple hundred dollars a month in Social Security from the U.S. Government, a program that’s almost as broke as the U.S. is in debt.
Along came the internet and the possibility of multiple streams of income, and one company in particular that is showing me that I can get ahead in this life.
You can get ahead in this life and I can help.
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