When I was in high school. I lived in a 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home on a hill with my father and my brother. It was a two story home (technically three) because when you entered the garage, you pass by one room and the laundry room, go up the stairs to the main level and once more to the bedrooms.
From my bedroom, in a distance, you can see Pearl Harbor. We had multiple living rooms and dining rooms. My brother and I attended private schools and people would consider our family successful. However, the house was empty most of the time. We came home late. On Saturdays, we were busy helping my father in his office. We rarely got to enjoy the spacious living. Fast forward, years later. My father closed down his business,
I flew home from college due to financial reasons, and I moved in with my father and brother in a 750 sq ft 2 bedroom condominium. It was a blessing because it gave us a chance to start over again. With a lot less to lose, we had a chance to restart our careers in any way we choose and reassess our goals.
It was at that point, I thought about choosing a career that offered financial freedom, stability in knowing that your income is leveraged.
I remembered a quote saying, “Wealth is measured in time, not money.” With that, financial freedom became a priority. -Flexibility with Time (Be your own boss) -Able to spend more time with the people I love (A career that involves family) -Income that comes in, whether I am unable to work or take time off for personal reasons.
I know with that if I prioritized a goal of financial freedom, I can build upon that to purchase a bigger home or other things. After exploring different careers, I found a few opportunities for financial freedom.
However, only one was low cost, low risk, an opportunity offered to many, and can be started on a part-time basis. It was an opportunity where you didn’t need to be an academic or have a college degree. I chose network marketing as my long term career. doTERRA was the network marketing company I chose. I chose to build that business part-time for a couple years until I was able to build it full-time.