Fighting Through the Adversities of Life to Becoming Great Again
I conquered the anxieties of post-college depression and fear of unemployment that almost stole my self-confidence. After a year of grueling struggle, I collected my senses and built my own business, and eventually became a Forex trading analyst.
With a taste of little success, losing my business did not stop me to follow my dreams. Full of faith and confidence, I moved to a distant city, rebuilt my life and started a completely new, blessed and meaningful life.
I love reading the life stories of successful entrepreneurs, traders, athletes, and great people who have significant accomplishments in our society. Their stories gave me inspiration to keep working towards my dreams no matter how difficult the path maybe.
I have written my story to be part of these people who have achieved success in my hope to inspire you and to give you an idea of who really I am.
The Perfect Student
I graduated as a Computer Engineer from a prominent university in the Philippines. From my 3rd grade of elementary up to my college days, I’m always one of the top performing students. There was never a single day that I skipped my classes due to nonsense reasons.
One of the reasons why I’m addicted to schooling was probably because of the advices of my parents as well as my teachers:
Go to school, get good grades, get a high paying job, work hard, live below your means, save money, get out of debt, and have a good retirement plan.
The Fear of College Graduation
However, prior to my college graduation, the daily news of high unemployment rate, and rumors of college graduate underemployment bombarded my thoughts. News that fresh college graduates lack the skills that are needed in the workplace knock me down in my head. I began to question my skills and abilities. It appeared to me that most things I learned inside the classroom are mostly theories.
I scanned every IT job advertisement that I could find and realized that I lack the skill requirements and experience needed. I planned to take skill-focused training but my family was already at a financial trouble. Impending lack of financial support added to my anxiety.
To solve all these worries, I worked at Sitel as a call center agent at night and attended school during the day. After 6 months of answering inbound calls from Quebec Canada, I was fired. I dropped a total of 3 calls due to sleeping while answering phone calls.
Then, my college graduation came, it should be one of the most exciting moment of my life due to another milestone that I had accomplished. However, behind my smiles was an unfiltered fear that consumed my soul thinking about the real world.
Exploring the World on my Own
Graduating college sucks. I used to go to school and socialize with friends but here comes the day that I have to say bye bye to all my friends in school. I have to learn to exist on my own world. I suddenly realized that I’m like an eagle that hasn’t fully spread its wings.
Like most fresh college graduate do after graduation, I created my resume and attended several interviews. I did my best during interviews that seemed like I’m finally having a real IT engineering job.
….But I’m wrong.
My Fear Became My Reality
I was very depressed after numerous job rejection. I got tired and low morale had crippled in. I had no more savings, and debt started to pile up. It’s hard to think that a top student was rejected multiple times while the party-all-night student got hired.
I hardly hit the rock bottom of my life for the very first time. The crash was so painful in every way that I am emotionally and financially drained. I had no any other choice than to face myself and start digging my way out of the pit.
The Blessings in Disguise
That situation was one of the best things that happened into my life, that I am so grateful for. It instilled a deep trust in me that someone greater than myself is waiting for me to call and ask help from Him.
During those dark moments of despair, I have gained incredible insights through Rhonda Bryne’s movie “The Secret”, Rhonda Bryne’s books – The Power and The Magic, The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles, Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, and The Power of Your Subconscious Mind by Joseph Murphy.
To finance the bookworm in me and to earn money for my daily bread, I started offering my services online as a freelance lead researcher and writer with a very meager hourly pay.
For several months, I struggled but things got better and better everyday. Then I stumbled upon an article about forex trading. I didn’t know it at the time but that moment started to open more online opportunities that changed my life.
Opportunities Started Pouring In
With the help of Chris Capre and Haji Warithu, I beat the odds of forex trading and became pretty successful. With my in-depth knowledge of the market and my analytical skills, I was offered by two forex start-up companies to write them forex educational articles, forex broker reviews and daily market analysis.
While doing all these stuff, I opened a cybercafe (financed by my big brother), serving the residents and school students inside a mining company compound.
In January 2015, Swiss Black Swan stormed the currency market and brought me down to my knees. Surviving this catastrophic event wasn’t easy. To pay my private investors, I sold the cybercafe. Then, I moved back to the city to find greater opportunities.
To recover my loses in Forex trading, I pioneered the back-testing of a trading strategy of a trader based in Texas. I am earning a good pay which is far more luxurious than my profits in watching the charts. Then another opportunity knocked on my door, I won again another project bidding. An Australian firm asked my brain to help them propel their fast-growing start-up company.
This fortunate turn of events lead me to work with people all over the world which is very rewarding. I have worked with people located in USA, Spain, UK, New Zealand, Australia, and India. I am working comfortably inside my home and earning hundreds of dollars per month.
From Unemployed to Creating Employment
Every morning I woke up, I am very grateful for BidEnergy Australia for discovering me. I got the rare opportunity to sign a contract with them as an offshore business analyst. As a fast growing start-up company, lots of work are coming in everyday up to the point that the company needs me to hire more people to help with the task.
Every time I remember the past when IT companies are ignoring me, I look above, smile and say:
“Thank you for guiding me throughout my life.”
The Goal of Earning a Regular Monthly Passive Income of 3,000 USD or More
I love Robert Kiyosaki’s books – Rich Dad Poor Dad, Cashflow Quadrant, Retire Young Retire Rich, and Guide to Investing.
These books influenced me a lot regarding financial literacy. I have started acquiring real estate assets and built an online business in my eagerness to reach my goal of earning a regular monthly passive income of $3,000 or more by 2026. Can I achieve my goal? YES, it is very very possible.
1.) Work hard on my full-time job, while
2.) Building an online business part time
The AHA Moment that Made $3,000+ Monthly Passive Income Possible
Working full time as an analyst and saving money for assets that can generate passive income can be very difficult in the long term. The best option to reach my goal is to build a business which will eventually buy my assets. In search of a business model that I could do in a part-time basis, Robert Kiyosaki emailed and introduced me about internet marketing. I was intrigued by his statements that I can make money online out of thin air.
My continued research about internet marketing, affiliate marketing, online marketing, or email marketing lead me to the discovery of scammy products that is full of hype and promises of quick riches. These is one of the reasons why I created this blog, to help you spot and avoid these predators of online marketing. I have learned my lessons during the early days of my trading to never click the “Buy Now” button during hype sales presentations.
Then I found what I’ve been looking for, the Wealthy Affiliate program. Besides the FREE membership, I decided to choose Wealthy Affiliate due to a lot of incredible lessons and tutorials both for beginners and professional marketers.
The Willingness to Succeed
The Wealthy Affiliate program provides all the necessary information and training that I need to be successful in online marketing, plus the unlimited support from the amazing community. The blueprint to success is clearly laid out for me. I just need to follow the steps and be willing to do the work.
Together with my beautiful wife, we have beaten the odds of living on our own, without depending on anyone else. More than anything else, I’m grateful for my faith in God, my family, and myself.
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