30 Oct 2017

Work Towards Your Own Goals

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In late 2013, it was time to find another job. I’d been at Trader Joe’s for 20 years, working at the Director, Computer Operations. This was a good job and it was a good company, but times had changed and it was time to move onward.

You see, I realized there was a difference between working a job, no matter how good, and being happy and fulfilled. I had a dream for my entire life, since the first time I set foot in a library when I was 6 or 7 years old, to be a writer. I wanted to write and publish books.

Sure, I’d written lots of technical manuals, proposals, and such for my employers, but it’s not the same.

I took the plunge in October 2013, moved to Florida, and gave up my life with TJ and my 33 year long career working in the computer field.

Guess what?

I’ve never been happier. I own my own freelance writing business, and I’ve got 3 ghostwritten books in progress, plus some blogs and other things.

I cannot even begin to communicate the difference between working for myself towards my goals, and working for someone else for their goals.

Are you working towards your goals, or are you still a slave to the system?


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Richard Lowe Jr

Richard Lowe Jr

Owner & Senior Writer, Copywriter, Ghostwriter, WordPress Implementation at The Writing King
Richard is the Owner and Senior Writer for The Writing King, a bestselling author, and ghostwriter. He's written and published 63 books, ghostwritten 20+ books, as well as hundreds of blog articles.
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I agree Richard, working for yourself as a freelance writer is a wonderful thing; in fact, working for oneself in any profession is liberating. I don’t think it suits everyone though; one has to have an entrepreneurial bent and accept that part of being independent means also being your own salesperson. As a freelance writer and ghostwriter myself, who had an early career in sales, I still find the self-promotion thing tough. I think you excel in this area; I could learn a lot from you!

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