I promised in my previous blog on Lifestyle Design Lesson 1 that I will be writing my own personal answers to these questions. It is not easy to come face to face with what you fear the most but here are the answers to the questions I posted. Facing fear is really liberating and makes you want to really live life.
1. Define your nightmare, the absolute worst that could happen if you did what you are considering.
As I write this, I am considering quitting my day job and focus on building an online audience for my writing, travel blogs, photography and online marketing. My greatest fear in doing this is I might not be able to pay for the amortization for the flat or home I just recently bought. I fear that the stable 15-30 income would be difficult to make in case I quit my job. And I really don’t want to incur any bad credit rating on banks and the like.
2. What steps could you take to repair the damage or get things on the upswing, even if temporarily?
If ever I did lose my flat, I would have to ask my family to help me out. I would advertise more to get more web projects to sustain my level of lifestyle. I would tone down on traveling for a few months and focus on saving and getting my finances up.
3. What are the outcomes or benefits, both temporary and permanent, of more probable scenarios?
If I did quit my job, I would have more time to do things I love such as photography, writing, traveling and helping small businesses with their online web presence. I would not be influenced with company politics and gossip. I would be reading more books that will help motivate me to leave a legacy. I would be able to spend more time with my loved ones. I would be less negative about people
4. If you were fired from your job today, what would you do to get things under financial control?
If I were ever fired from my job today, I would start sending my resume to different companies. I would be starting my own online business. I would start my email marketing software for small businesses since I have delayed this projects for a couple months already. I would selling my website services to different companies through email campaigns. I would be applying for writing jobs left and write just to pay the monthly bills.
5. What are you putting off out of fear?
Giving the resignation letter. Haha!
6. What is it costing you — financially, emotionally, and physically — to postpone action?
Stress is probably one thing that is costing me a lot. Unhappiness in my work is another. Lack of accomplishment is another thing as well.