I Did Not Achieve My Goal

2009 is coming to an end. If you have read my blog consistently, you would know that I set a target of earning a 5-figure income by 31th Dec 2009. Well, just another 2 more days into 2010 and I am sad to say I didn’t manage to achieve it yet.

Besides that, November and December are traditionally slow months for health sites and my income did drop for this period of time. My all time high income was in October.

And along the way, many “unexpected” things happened as well – such as deciding to set up a brick-and-mortar business in Cambodia. My partners and I made a fast decision and before you know it, we are in Phnom Penh.  For the whole of November, I didn’t manage to focus on my Internet business at all, cos’ I was flying too often. What I am glad is that, my online income was still pouring in even though I did not touch it at all for that month.

Having said all these, it’s NOT meant to be an excuse on why I didn’t achieve my goal. I will strive even harder to make sure I achieve it in 2010. In fact, I set up another 2 new sites here in Phnom Penh!

I will juggle between my cafe and my Internet business!

Don’t Complain, Learn to Appreciate

Sometimes when you are out in a foreign country, especially those countries which are not as developed, you will learn to appreciate Singapore much better.

Right now, as I am using the Internet, it is considered a “luxury item”. I am paying about USD$70 per month for an approx. 384kbps speed. My 3 partners and I shared the costs and we take turns to use the Internet.

When we cooped up in Singapore for too long, we tend to take things for granted. We think that our government is not doing enough, our wages are not high enough, things are too expensive, transport system not good enough etc.

Wait till you come to Cambodia. You thoughts will changed.

Singaporeans like to complain on the slightest issues. In my opinions, we are just too pampered. Our Gen Y generation never face hardships. We are fed with a silver spoon since we were born. We have good families, good education, good living environment… basically good life. The only thing we are worried is not getting a grade A for our examinations.

Please complain less and appreciate more. Singapore is really the BEST.

Waking Up at 7am

I woke up at 7am today. Why? Just to accompany my girlfriend to school.

We took a bus to the Serangoon station and head off to Dover.

It has been quite some time since I board a bus/MRT during the morning-rush peak hours. Even though I am not working now, I still hate it. The crowds are terrible.

People “squeeze” you, you “squeeze” people. It’s packed like sardines.

Once I was on the bus or MRT, I started to observe the expressions on people’s face. What did I see?

Glum. Sleepy. Frown.

Yup. None is smiling. All have the dreaded it-is-time-to-go-to-work face. I understand their feelings. I was once in their shoes as well. Waking up in the early morning and going to work is not exactly the best feeling in life.  If you dislike your job, that’s even worse. Isn’t it?

I am very used to leading my own kind of lifestyle since I quitted my job since May 09. I can’t go back to such 9 to 5 working lifestyle ever again. I hope I don’t! :)

Anyway I hope my upcoming cafe will run smoothly as well. I do my best and God will do the rest!

Back Again

I am back in Singapore for now.

The cafe start-up is not progressing smoothly as we wanted.  Well, I expected that to happen anyway. It’s not so easy to start up a brick and mortar business. I don’t want to talk so much about it… wait till it’s finally done then I will shout it out again. LOL.

For now, let me de-bunk the myth of autopilot income from internet marketing. Yes, it is indeed POSSIBLE. I didn’t do anything on my websites for nearly the whole month of November and my income is still pretty consistent.

I didn’t touch my sites because I was mostly away in Cambodia. Internet access is limited and I can’t do any work. Even when I was back, either I am too tired to touch my internet marketing stuffs or I am busy with my new business start-up.

That’s the power of an Internet business. You do the hard work once, and you get to enjoy the fruits of labour.