You know that feeling when you are away from your family and your hometown to work in a 9 to 5 job that doesn’t allow you to see them more than once a year?!
I deeply and honestly know this feeling.
Sometimes I spend a whole year without seeing my family and my loved ones.
2 major problems for traveling back to my hometown
- It costs a lot of money, and unfortunately, the monthly salary sometimes isn’t enough,
- It needs time, but the 9 to 5 job restrictions don’t always allow it…
I had questions haunting me almost all the time especially after nearly 10 years of being away from my family and my hometown.
How can I spend more time with my family? How can I see my nephews and nieces more often and don’t miss their birthdays? How can I celebrate my cousins’ marriages and be there for them? How… How… How… (still no answers).
I lost my dear cousin and couldn’t say to him last goodbye!
I lost my auntie and couldn’t kiss her goodbye!
Honestly, all the foreign countries that I lived in are great… But no matter how wonderful they are, I still feel that something is missing in my soul and heart… can you relate to this feeling?
I tried to integrate the foreign cultures and societies, I really did, I met wonderful people but still, when I come back to my apartment, I felt lonely and sad…
When we travel, time flies very quickly, year after year, and here I am, after 10 years, lost and can’t decide what to do!
I am ambitious and the foreign country I live in gives me the chance to make my dream a reality and change the world for the better, of course not in the 9 to 5 job but through an idea I have and business that is yet to be created…
So I started looking for solutions online!
How can I create an online business, that helps me achieve my goals and be closer to my family?
Because I thought that an online business is manageable from any place in the world with a laptop and an internet connection. Who doesn’t have both these days? Actually, right now, in your hand, there’s a mini-computer (Smartphone) and internet connection (3/4/5 G), and believe it or not, you and I can run our online businesses from a Smartphone 🙂
I started my quest
I searched on Google, Youtube…
Few solutions came my way, but I didn’t feel that they are honest (and boy, there are a lot of them, so please be careful in your research).
My quest was hard and I knew it!
But I kept looking with a faithful vision, that one day, I will be again with my family and my best friends in my hometown.
At this future point in time, money and time won’t be an issue anymore!
Thanks to the online business I have built. It’s an automated system that allows me to stop trading time for money and start having more time, financial and geographical freedom! how? well, you are about to discover it, keep reading…
I will be free to travel and work when I want from wherever I want. Exciting, no? 😉
After searching a bit online, and reading 2 to 3 books about digital marketing and network marketing, and passing a Google certification related to digital marketing…
I felt that this can help me start building my online business, my dream, my hope…
But again, I said what is next?
I wanted a step by step guidance from people I can trust.
It was difficult to find.
But my persistence and commitment finally gave me what I was searching for, finally, after a 2 years quest, I found something honest and real!
One day, like angels who came to my rescue.
A couple from Australia showed me how to start my own online business from scratch without the need for prior experience or technical knowledge.
They said that there is online training and education, that will show me the path, step by step, and since they were very successful and honest, I could trust them!
They said, start watching the training and see if it’s something that helps you.
And indeed it did, otherwise, you wouldn’t be reading my blog or watching my videos online 😉
This online training and education isn’t for everyone
It’s like going to the gym, only people who are serious about making a change in their lives, people who said enough is enough I must find a solution no matter what it takes are the people who will find the most of the results.
I can promise you that you will meet quality like-minded people who will honestly help you and lift you up, top mentors and leaders who already succeeded online and will show you the exact steps to walk through, build the online business you have always dreamed about, and be more with your family and your loved ones.
I will speak to you very soon.
I wish you all the best,
I was tremendously unfulfilled in my job, I didn’t know why!
Is it the job? The career path? The corporate world?
What should I change? I was lost, to be honest.
I thought becoming a Freelancer will solve my problem at work…
Here’s what happened…
At first, I felt like I am in prison. I value freedom a lot, yet I found myself not free at all.
Every day the same old routine from 9 to 5, no flexibility at all.
At work, I found myself obliged to do things I hate, like reporting to the boss my time management, finding excuses why I couldn’t deliver on time, doing repetitive tasks, dealing with closed-minded colleagues, asking for permissions every time I want to take a day off, dealing with headaches when it comes to negotiating the days off for Christmas and new year and other vacations, working for someone else’s dream…
I wanted to be my own boss!
I just wanted to be free from all these restrictions… I want to be independent, work on my laptop as a Software Engineer, when I want from where I want, take vacations when I decide, manage my work time as I like, work with clients I choose and create my own lifestyle by my design…
I started looking for Freelancing
One of the options that I thought of is freelancing, I said this is it… This will save me and help me become free to work and live on my own terms. True?
Well, the concept is great, yet I didn’t know where to start or what to do. So I bought a book like you probably have done? I read it from A to Z and said this is great… It’s called “How to Become a Freelance (for dummies)” – French version.
I read it and finally put it in the drawer. It was a great book. Don’t get me wrong. But I had something missing. This is what my intuition told me…
I looked up a few freelancing websites where I entered diligently all my information and posted my request and waited for a while… Then I came back and said maybe I have to update my profile so I did it and again waited…
Obviously this didn’t work, like many other things I tried by myself… It was hard… I was alone
Every time I decided to start a project I failed.
I tried to:
- Create a website using Google tools. => failed!
- Create a mobile application, few, to be honest. => ALL failed!
- Open a restaurant. => failed!
I had a big vision, I wanted to solve the world problems, I wanted to change the world to a better place…
Yet I couldn’t because of the job and the corporate world restrictions… How can I free myself? This question was haunting me every day and every night!
I read books about:
- Android programming to create, step by step, a mobile application
- Network Marketing
- Financial and wealth
- and of course the freelance book I just told you about…
I thought that by reading only, I will find the answer to my problem… sure these books are great but I realized through my journey it’s not enough…
I have done:
- A Google certification about digital marketing that came my way for FREE and I said why not? => This was the best thing that ever happened to me…
Because through doing this, a lovely couple from Australia appeared on Youtube and gave me an online training and education that explained to me, how can I create my business online and how to be FREE from the job restrictions and become independent!
Exactly what I wanted… The right message, and the right time for the right person 🙂
So did I become a Freelancer after that?
Well no, I instead changed my whole career path and became an entrepreneur and couldn’t be happier.
But why? Because I found something even better. I found that I can actually stop trading my time for money, get even more time, financial and geographical freedom to see my parents more often and spend a great time with my friends!
This is why I was in the wrong career, maybe you can relate to some of these points yourself?
- My heart was not in the work I do anymore
- In the workplace, I wasn’t authentic with who I truly am, I felt like putting a mask on my face
- Work was not aligned with my values, personality, and identity
- Every time I entered the open space I felt deep down that this isn’t my place, it was the wrong environment
- I was bored with all the meaningless, repetitive tasks coming my way every day
- I hated coding but I was obliged to keep doing it to at least get my monthly paycheck and survive
- Unfulfillment at work was impacting negatively my entire life and the people around me especially my girlfriend…
- I was exhausted (mentally and physically) because I was working more than 40 hours per week on a job I didn’t like anymore
- Nothing seemed to satisfy me as if I reached a no return point, I can’t keep doing IT/Computer Sciences/Engineering anymore…
- I wasn’t engaged with any new project
- I was constantly annoyed with demands coming my way
- The work was not aligned with my innate potential, identity and core values (I value human relationships, well being, communication, help, yet I found myself from 9 to 5 every day trying to solve code problems and bugs, dealing with computers and machines), I honestly didn’t like it at all…
If you can relate to some of the points above, you might be in the wrong career as well, but don’t worry, it’s not the end of the world, neither something that you can’t correct.
You are in control of your destiny if you decide today and commit to your growth and your dreams…
What solutions are available to the wrong career problem?
There are quite a few, so again relax and breath 🙂
I am here to help you see the big picture.
First of all, ignoring the problem is not an option.
Actually, it will make it worse. For sure no one wants to live with stress and anxiety every day and the last thing we want is depression. I passed a very stressful period in my wrong career and it affected negatively my health. I had physical health issues, my hands were shaking one time when I was in the office, and again when I wanted to drink coffee in small cups, I couldn’t sleep normally, I was waking up late rushing to my work, I was eating unhealthy (very unhealthy, like burger, pizza, kebab… every day when I came back at 9 pm!
Yes, I was working from 9 am to 9 pm…
No wonder Software engineering and IT wasn’t my passion, neither my life purpose… It’s simply a wrong career misstep that I committed to correct and I did 🙂 Now I want to help you do the same.
Maybe you are ignoring the problem because:
- For now, it’s not serious enough but please don’t wait until you hit my pain… Act today! Act now!
- Maybe you don’t want to admit because you will feel ashamed? Well, you are not the first one, I have done it before you and I am trying to help you as well as thousands of other people… This is a problem we can’t leave for tomorrow.
- Don’t worry about all the past years in your career, they will help you and you will see that you can use your experience to help you with your passion and purpose through the online business you are going to create!
Solutions You Can Have
- Researching online. This can give you information but it’s overwhelming and we don’t really know if it’s trusted information backed up with real-life testimonials…
- Go back to university
- Spend 4 to 6 years in a new career path then do internships, then work a bit to know if this is the right career path or not
- Isn’t it a huge waste of time and money? With big risk? I couldn’t do it because I couldn’t leave my job since it was my only source of income… I had no time and not enough money
- Hiring a career coach
- A coach is very good to give you a sense of orientation and be with you for a while, but will he/she be with you when you decide to create a business and is he able to show you strategies and methods that have worked for someone else who already achieved the results you want to achieve? Maybe, but I believe it’s hard.
- Anything else?
After I received the online training and education, I discovered that we don’t need to trade our time for money. Time is time and money is money. This was the biggest Aha moment in my whole 10 years of career.
I also discovered that you and I have the possibility to work on something we love by creating our own business online. What is your passion? Food? Traveling? Music? Fitness? Writing?…
With this online training and education as well as mentors and a whole community of like-minded entrepreneurs and business owners you will have a big chance to create a business around what you love and make the world a better place. Finally, new hope!
Yes, you can do it! Please, don’t let the little voice stop you or any fear or doubts hold you back. Do you remember your successes? When was the last one? Didn’t you succeed in university and got very high grades? You can do this as well!
So thank you very much for reading. It was a pleasure writing for you. You deserve all the best.
This online training and education, are NOT for you IF:
- You don’t want to get out of the wrong career
- You don’t want to leave behind an unfulfilling 9 to 5 job
- You don’t want to start an online business around something you love
- You don’t want to work on yourself and learn new skills
- You are not open-minded
- You are not willing to do what it takes
- You want to ignore your calling to make a difference in our world…
But if you really are committed to change your life for the best.
All the best,
Elie Abboud 🙂
Is Your Life Well Balanced?
We have different areas of life that we need to take care of in order to live a well-balanced life. We can’t put all our time and efforts in one area – say career – and ignore the rest like relationships, spirituality, entertainment…
I suffered from this problem, I was focusing a lot on 1 or 2 areas of my life and ignoring the rest. Now my life has completely changed.
I take care of almost every area of my life. What about you? Is your life well-balanced? Keep reading to find out more!
Signs of a Balanced Life
You can tell if you are living a balanced life when you feel real happiness.
Not the one you get from doing something temporarily like eating a good meal or visiting a new country.
It’s when you are happy despite what is happening in the external world. When you are satisfied with what you do every day.
How are you living your days right now? Are you keeping in touch with family & friends? Are you eating well and exercising regularly? Are you working on your passion and going after your dreams? Are you meditating/praying and connecting with God/source/universe? Are you having fun and laughing no matter how tough your circumstances are?
If you feel that you are missing a lot of things, today is the time to put some plans and start the change.
Here are – in my opinion – the most important areas of LIFE that each individual should be aware of.
Area n° 1: Family & Friends
Family is very, very important.
I am talking about your small family (parents, brothers, and sisters).
If your relationship with them is good, try to make it great and if it’s not going so well, resolve any conflicts as soon as you can.
Your family members will always be there for you.
Make your relationship with your family stronger. Speak more often with them, learn about them.
Call your parents regularly and check on them.
Good friends are essential in your life, as well. Being lonely is sad but being surrounded by good friends will make all the difference.
Good friends are the ones that really care about you and wish you all the best.
They can do anything for you.
Choose your friends wisely.
Area n° 2: Health & Fitness
Take care of your health, eat vegetables and fruits, drink water, avoid fast food and soft drinks.
Visit your doctor regularly at least once a year. This will give you peace of mind and will identify any problem early on.
Here’s what you can start doing every day:
- Drink water. Start your day by drinking two cups of water to activate your body organs. Drink through your day at least 1.5L,
- Eat vegetables and fruits,
- Avoid sugar (chocolates, cakes, donuts…), stay away from the hidden sugar as well (bread, pizza…),
- Avoid salt and bad fat,
- Avoid fast food and soda drinks,
- Don’t eat your dinner too late or before going to bed,
- Diversify your plate (vegetables, meat, rice…) in order to give your body all the needed nutrients.
Exercising is important but the most important thing is consistency with aerobic exercises, not anaerobic ones.
Specify 2 to 3 days per week to exercise.
I chose Saturday for running and Sunday, for swimming.
I highly recommend you to swim as well because unlike other sports, it’s a full-body sport.
I usually start my days by doing some yoga exercises. It’s a great way to start the day. Some people like to run in the morning, others might go for a walk with their pets… Choose what is best for you.
Area n° 3: Business, Careers & Finances
Are you happy with your career?
If you aren’t, it’s time to start looking for a change.
It’s never too late. Believe me. I have switched my career twice.
From IT Administrator to Software Engineer and from that to becoming a Life-Coach.
There’s no point to keep doing the work that doesn’t fulfill your purpose.
Go after your dream and do what you truly love.
It’s always a good idea to mind your own business, what I mean by that is, work in a profession AND build your own business that will help you become financially independent and never work for the money again in your life.
This is what I like to call, financial freedom.
Speaking about finances, financial education is more important than money.
Why? Well, what is the point of having loads of cash with 0 management skills?
The money we earned fast will be lost fast.
So mind your own business and educate yourself continuously!
Area n° 4: Spirituality
Whether you believe in god, universe, infinite intelligence or you don’t believe in any of them, you need to take care of your spirit.
We are spiritual creatures, don’t you agree?
The spirit is an important part of our life and if you need to live a well-balanced life, you shouldn’t ignore your spirituality.
I found that meditation is a great way to connect to your inner self and become aligned with your spirit, your values, your mission, and your vision. Try, mindfulness meditation if you want a simple exercise to start with 😉
Almost all successful leaders meditate regularly.
So check it out!
Personally, I love to meditate in silence.
Meditation will allow you to connect to your highest self and be present here and now!
Area n° 5: Entertainment
Entertainment is also an essential part of a balanced life.
Having a hobby and being so passionate about it will increase your happiness.
Think about it, what do you love to do?
Do you like to hike the mountains or dive the seas or travel around the world? Pick your hobby and start doing it today 🙂
I hope you enjoyed this blog post.
Now that you are aware of all areas of your life, take a moment today and check with yourself, which areas need improvement and start paying more attention to them!
Improve every area of your life on a daily basis and soon enough you will become a happier and more satisfied person.
People around you will start noticing it, just like magic!
Feel free to share with them what you have learned here.
By the way, if you feel that you are unfulfilled and unhappy with your work, maybe you are in the wrong career and you want to create your own online business around something you truly love but you don’t know how to do it or where to start?
it enabled me to find my purpose, quit my unfulfilling job and start my own online business around my passion.
Now I am at a point where I want to give back to you and many others who are in my past situation.
All the best,