June 11, 2012 Posted by Jiron in Life

Freedom Never Tasted So Sweet...

So, I finally quit my job.

It was a decision I made a long time ago. The minute I decided to quit my job, my work-rate suffered.

I just wasn't enthusiastic about it anymore. My boss knew, my colleagues saw. I can't deny that. But I've always been the kinda guy who wants to do his own thing, and not slog for others

I got this job simply because I was promised a mentorship. I sure as hell got that. I learnt about how people operate in the business world. I saw kiasi-ism at one of its best. I learnt the smart strategies that people used to sell their products.

These are priceless street experiences that money can't buy. At the end of the day, I am grateful for the experience. I also learnt a lot about myself. I learnt that a lot of trivialities to me (things I easily brush aside) are anal-retentive details to a lot of other people. I knew that all along from deep inside, I just didn't have it rubbed in my face so much.

I also learnt that a lot of people of people are Bullshit Artists, and that it's hard to find real, credible results these days. Especially with the proliferation of the Internet. Many people are out there to make a quick buck. I have heard so many stories about Internet gurus who photoshop their earnings, who aren't actually earning much, who pay people to jack up their Adsense earnings so that they can show "live" results.

All I can say is, Holy Mother Fucking Crap. If this is the direction humanity is headed in, we're all in for a good time.

Which is why I am really glad to pull myself out of all that. I've been wanting to focus on my own stuff for the longest time, as evident from my blog posts too. This is it. Now that I don't have to devote my weekends to things I care not about, or my evenings to teaching tech-illiterate people how to register a Gmail account (I mean seriously; learn it yourself. That's how I learnt all my tech stuff), I can finally start writing my e-books.

And the 60+ emails. And the 10+ blog posts. It's definitely gonna be quite the ride. I have been writing voraciously for the past few days, and all I can say is, I am ready for the challenge. It's been a while since I flexed my working muscles. I am very interested to see if I can last the 16-hour days I used to put myself through. If anything, it's gonna spark a lot of creative juices. In the meantime, I am just happy to be experiencing freedom. Hell yeah!

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