When I announced my retirement at my last company, I got many questions such as:
- Why are you leaving?
- Why now?
- Do you know what you are doing?
- Are you going to sleep in every morning?
- Are you going to be bored?
- Are you going to borrow money?
- How are you going to make money?
- How are you going to spend your time?
- How are you going to pay your bill?
- How can you speak if you don’t have any experience?
- What is your plan?
I knew my verbal answers did not satisfy my ex-coworkers. For those of you who really want to know, I want to take this opportunity to take my time and answer each one of these questions in details.
Why are you leaving?
I did not love what I was doing for work. Life is just too short to spend at least 50 hours a week doing something that you don’t have the heart for, or having arguments or heated discussions over something that I knew it had no impact on my life or anyone that I care about. I hated having conferences and meetings night and day about topics that only benefited a few people. It did not make any sense to me. Over Christmas break 2006, my supportive boyfriend and I sat by the window for three days in our hotel room in Half Moon Bay. We read and read. We thought about our lives, our purposes, our goals and our dreams. ‘I want to do something that I am truly passionate about.’ was the one statement that kept ringing true in my head. All of us often know what we don’t want. But most of us don’t really know what we do want. I left corporate America because I now know what I really want.
If not now, when? If not you, who? There is no perfect time. When you are hungry, you eat. When you are thirsty, you drink. When you are tired, you sleep. When you know what you really want, you go and get it!
Do you know what you are doing?
Yes. I do. I know that I am doing something I love everyday. I wake up early in the morning. I Think. I Write. I prepare for my afternoon or evening speeches. I exercise everyday. I eat healthy and I am healthy. I meet with people that I like. I learn and grow and help millions of people to learn and grow everyday.
Are you going to sleep in every morning?
No. I get up around 6:30 - 7:00 a.m. everyday. For the next 30 days, I will be getting up around 6:00 a.m. every morning so I can get another 30 minutes of clear thinking time.
Are you going to be bored?
Not only am I not bored, I am extremely busy. I contribute to YoungsterInc.com everyday. I write for EdithYeung.com. I work on my real estate businesses. I have lunch meetings with different mastermind groups, supporters, friends and investors. I prepare for speeches. I deliver speeches to groups and organization. How can you be bored when you are living the life of your dream?
Are you going to borrow money?
No. I am fine and will be fine. So don’t worry when I call you.
How are you going to make money?My net worth is about $350,000 right now, mostly through real estate. I will continue to do real estate but my passion is sharing ideas and encouraging everyone to think and do something with their lives. I am building EdithYeung.com to do just that. There will be millions of visitors. My income will come from advertising dollars and selling products.
How are you going to spend your time?
Think, write, read and speak.
How are you going to pay your bill?
I have advertising income from EdithYeung.com & YoungsterInc.com, speaking fees from my customers, income from my oil & gas investments and my real estate investments.
How can you speak if you don’t have any experience?
My journey of finding my passion, building financial independence, building confidence and defining goals are all the experiences that I will share with you in this website.
What is your plan?
Build up EdithYeung.com in the next 30 days. Promote and market EdithYeung.com. Achieve minimum of 1 million viewers by end of this year.
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