Do you ever feel uncertainty from being self-employed?

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But before you actually jumped into self-employed territory.. I assume you already had something going on right?

Did you wait for your side gig to earn more than your 9-5 before going full time on it?

Going self-employed is always the bravest thing one can do.
No. I had a part-time job shortly before I became self-employed, but it didn't pay much and I had to leave it suddenly to raise my sister as the job was being unreasonable about my work hours (among several other issues)

If I had a choice, I would've most likely maintained a regular job whilst I started my business.
 

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1 thing that you never ever want as self-employed is being stuck on a capitalist western country where you have to pay like 1k-3k taxes each month . Just take your savings and live on countries with low to 0 taxes . There you will have all the time in the world to figure out your business .
This is a scarcity mindset, which I would deem toxic.

Make. More. Money.
 

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When I started out, I had a lot of uncertainty about being self-employed: friends and family have problems with you all of the sudden (especially when you make more money than them), your business' lack of history makes clients more dubious to do business with you, and you get extra scrutiny during the house-buying process.

I've made it through all of that, so I'm fine with being self-employed these days. Once you're established, you'll probably feel the same as well.
I guess it's just getting used to it, thanks for the advice :)
It's hard to shake off the employee mindset since people are creatures of habit

Eventually, you'll reach a point where you won't exchange the FREEDOM you have for anything in the world.

People cross that line at different times in their Entrepreneur journey.... many never get to cross that line.
Looking forward to cross that line.
I work part time in a company and part time on my side business.

It's the best I found personally.

Working on my business only would make me unsocialising and lonely and I hate this.
I understand that, an alternative to working for socialization is something like martial arts classes.
 

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Used to feel this way all the time couple years back. That is why I decided to have multiple sources of income, including an offline business. Offline business is still not materialized but it's in the pipeline.
A lot of people also don't invest their money properly for the rainy days. Always make your money work for you. Invest in the right places and you'll never have to worry about money.
 

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A sacrifice a lot of us internet marketers make is giving up the reliability of a monthly paycheck for a chance to live on our own terms.

Do you ever feel uncertain about your future? How do you deal with it?
Yes and right when I’m like, damn ya man’s might need to go flip burgers, i make a come up lol.
 

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You seem like one of those crypto/stock fake gurus preying on ignorant fools of the western world with the "make more money motto " to sell your fake courses or simply outright scam them .
We’re onto you Gary Vee
 

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You seem like one of those crypto/stock fake gurus preying on ignorant fools of the western world with the "make more money motto " to sell your fake courses or simply outright scam them .
Mac don Joe was laughing at them. Generally people with high income seem ridiculous to those with low income and vice versa.
 

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You seem like one of those crypto/stock fake gurus preying on ignorant fools of the western world with the "make more money motto " to sell your fake courses or simply outright scam them .
I don't have a course to sell you but I could sell you my last copy of the PayPal monkey generator for $420.69 if you'd like as a gesture to welcome you to the forum.

@crystalwiz @MrSponge @reaaski - For those of you who are interested in the topic of the scarcity/abundance mindset dichotomy, you might like this article and this book.

Inb4 NaiveKid tells me I'm Marcus Aurelius' descendent who is here just to shill his work.
 

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I don't have a course to sell you but I could sell you my last copy of the PayPal monkey generator for $420.69 if you'd like as a gesture to welcome you to the forum.

@crystalwiz @MrSponge @reaaski - For those of you who are interested in the topic of the scarcity/abundance mindset dichotomy, you might like this article and this book.

Inb4 NaiveKid tells me I'm Marcus Aurelius' descendent who is here just to shill his work.
Wow! I just finished reading the scarcity/abundance mindset article. Everything made sense. Thanks for sharing!
 

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@crystalwiz @MrSponge @reaaski - For those of you who are interested in the topic of the scarcity/abundance mindset dichotomy, you might like this article and this book.
I was recommended this book 666 times. I never read it because I was always negative in the working class.
 

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For those of you who are interested in the topic of the scarcity/abundance mindset dichotomy, you might like this article and this book.
I liked this sentence in the article, did you read that .. =)

"You should be the centre point of your universe, you must be “me-centric” this doesn’t mean you have to be a shameless narcissist empathically pronouncing your individuality obnoxiously for the world to admire, but you should be self-centred with a stringent criteria for who you allow into your life."

Even for a dude like me, I love that sentence, wish more people would understand it.
 

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I liked this sentence in the article, did you read that .. =)

"You should be the centre point of your universe, you must be “me-centric” this doesn’t mean you have to be a shameless narcissist empathically pronouncing your individuality obnoxiously for the world to admire, but you should be self-centred with a stringent criteria for who you allow into your life."

Even for a dude like me, I love that sentence, wish more people would understand it.
I've read it a couple times in the past few years.

This forum is as close as I get to people who aren't within a stringent criteria to enter my life. IRL, I don't really spend time with under-performers unless I'm talking to the landscapers about my grass or something :D
 

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I liked this sentence in the article, did you read that .. =)

"You should be the centre point of your universe, you must be “me-centric” this doesn’t mean you have to be a shameless narcissist empathically pronouncing your individuality obnoxiously for the world to admire, but you should be self-centred with a stringent criteria for who you allow into your life."

Even for a dude like me, I love that sentence, wish more people would understand it.
I've been working on it for the last six months. I noticed how much crap idiots can do. I would not recommend ignoring this.
 

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I've read it a couple times in the past few years.

This forum is as close as I get to people who aren't within a stringent criteria to enter my life. IRL, I don't really spend time with under-performers unless I'm talking to the landscapers about my grass or something :D

 
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