Working at the age of 40 or making your own Fortune?

@fsuma86 (364)
Philippines
December 8, 2011 6:19am CST
Many of us are very much afraid to lose a job since our jobs takes care of everything. Even me I started working when I was in HS. I had my own income during that time. I am offering typing and printing services so every time that I am free I see to it that I have a client and I'm doing something. I also make calling cards before and most of my clients were my classmate. After college, I also wanted to have a job ASAP. Since, call center was booming around year 2006 I applied for one. I also had a lot of regrets during my application but that didn't stop me. Finally, I was able to look for one and was in a call center industry for almost 6 years. But, what is really the essence of work? Is it for us to save money? Is it for a good future when you start on your own? A lot of you may say yes. They say life begins at 40. Are you still going to work when you are at that age? I have a lot of friends in the call center who works like a mad cow. They would render rest day OT and will not going to rest at all. On the next day, the are out since they are sick. That I made a realization. Recently, my call center friend called me and ask me where am I working. I said that I'm working online. She advised me that it's good that you resigned from the world of call center wherein you will work at night. She suggested me to go on a business training which she does because she is running her business right now. She's telling me that at the age of 27 she just wants to focus on her business. I asked her, what about your SSS? She told me, I can do my own fortune. I was really amazed since she was all work before. Now, I am thinking if I'm doing the right thing or I'm on the right path. I may have plans to get rich in the future but the only thing that matters now is I have work and I can support myself.
2 responses
@Lhenni (1246)
• Philippines
9 Dec 11
Nice choice fsuma! I quit working 3 years ago. I'm focussed now in taking care of our family with 3 kids. My husband still working now and planned to retire at age 40. He has 5 years more to work. He wanted me to start a business so that when the time he'd retire he would continue what I've started. I've no guts to start a business. I want him to be with me 100%. But since he's working, he can give just 60% of his time. Me only to be the hands-on. So it can't materialize now. I'm not confident to start one. My planned business is in garment. But he adviced me to be in food business. Maybe because he saw my potention when I'm cooking our food that he finds it delicious (it's not really *LOL). While his dream business is about car parts and accessories. He wanted to have one when he retire. I just told him just to save the money and start building business when he has his all time to start it with which still a talk to us now. He's tired of working for 15 years. He fed up to have a bossy boss *LOL. He's drained by the pressure of work. By the way, he's an engineer by profession. We had our own house, mortgage free now and a car that's been a need to our family of 5. We want a simple life and a future to our children so we are also thinking into business like you. It's good to know that there's still like you that although single, is not a headache to their parents. Unlike my brother! Can stand on their own and plans for their future! I'm sure your parents is very proud of you!
@Lhenni (1246)
• Philippines
9 Dec 11
I'll look into that site. Sad to hear 'bout your mother. Well, we're friends then! Please to meet you fsuma! Thanks be to MyLot *LOL
• Philippines
8 Dec 11
If you feel that it is good for you then it is your right path. The reason why we worked to have money it is because our hard-earned money can be used for investing a small business to earn extra income, save for emergency fund, pay for future retirement plan and insurances, monthly bills and taxes, food to eat, and others. The question is, how sure are you working online is the only way to earn a lot of money with less stress? There are a lot of ways to make your own fortune aside working online. Explore and think deeply why you love your college course you choose in the first place. Why there are some subjects in our degree courses that don't fit but needs to study it and it is a prerequisite subject. Try to find out, don't ask why, explore it, soon you will love it and do your own fortune.
@fsuma86 (364)
• Philippines
9 Dec 11
I actually don't have a 100% plan on the things that I will have to do in my future. Spiritually speaking, I'm lifting up everything to God. I'm just enjoying the things that I do everyday. Investing into a small business in the future is part of my plan and I've been attending online classes about it. I'm not certain about what tomorrow may bring forth to me but I think as of the moment I'm happy of my current standing. When I was in College, I used to be part of the dean's list. I never recall that I complained about the minor subject that I've had before. It's only now that I realized that most of the subjects that I took were worth learning.