My aunt operates a successful Bread & Breakfast in JHB South.
She has a huge network, and I believe she would do amazing things in our business.
She has the right thinking.
I was reminded of this from a WhatsApp she forwarded.
Don’t like forward messages because I feel they lack the intimacy that comes with taking the time to write out one from scratch.
But maybe that’s just me.
The text she sent spoke about something I’ve known for a while now.
Part of the reason why I quit my previous job.
Working for a salary is good, the problem comes with having to start all over again on the next month accumulating that salary.
All your hardwork amounts to nothing when the 1st comes, either than securing your employment for the next month.
Well, even that isn’t secured depending on whether they fire you or not.
Having a job is grand.
With you getting better education to get you better paying employment, that has you spending more time in the office due to workloads and less time at home.
Because if you stop working, the money stops coming in, right?
So finding a way to replace yourself, so that you have a vehicle making money for you on the side, while you go to work. Or do whatever it is that makes you happy.
And a business or cashflowing investment does that for you.
Working for 40 years of your life until you retire.
Only to live the remaining 20 or so with a third of what your salary was when you were working is a sad position I choose not to find myself in.
So with every business failure I am making, I am learning.
This will eventually make me a better business owner in the long run.
Embrace failure and learn from lessons the pain is trying to teach you.
That’s how you become successful in life.
From the lessons that pain teaches you.
Will show you one day, maybe tomorrow, on what that message looked like that she sent.
That was the whole aim of this blog but I see it turned out differently.