The Tom Cruise Mission Impossible IV: Zero Boss Life
Hi, my name is Annie Lin, and I have been working at a job for over 15 years. I remember once when I was filling out a job application with a non-profit organization five years ago; the application insisted that I put down all the companies I had worked with over the last 10 years. I couldn’t believe I had been jumping from one job to another within an average of a one-year time frame. So, for 15 years of working in an office environment, I actually switched 10 jobs, not including my odd jobs when I was in school.
Let me tell you briefly about my background:
I came from Taiwan with a single mother who moved to the US, and I now reside in Brooklyn, New York. My story can be considered a typical immigrant story but with a lot of twists and turns. I am the first generation coming to the US with my single mother who saw the US as a golden opportunity back in 1984. As a child living in a new country with a single mother, it was really difficult for me.
I had to learn a new language. I also wanted to fit in with the kids in school, and I was always the overachiever because I had the same thought in the back of my mind like everyone else: “If I work hard and get that college degree, then I would succeed.”
Boy, was I so wrong! At the time, I was surviving in New York with my mother, and there were so many factors against me: temporary visa status, language barrier, and not having a safe environment growing up. I was constantly learning, always in survivor mode with no time to catch my breath.
By the time I finished my high school, I had another obstacle coming: my visa had expired, and I was out of status at the time. I couldn’t go to the state colleges that I wanted because you need a permanent status to apply for financial aid. The only option for me was to go to a city college where you pay international student full tuition price. All I ever knew was that a college degree was my only GOLDEN TICKET way out of my current situation. After the college degree, I would get a 9 to 5 job, and I would be able to live a happy, satisfied life.
I channeled myself and set my goal, which involved spending all my time on cash jobs: working in a factory, restaurant, cashier, customer service and so on. Anything I could find to pay for my tuition and that lasted for six years.
After six years of college, I finally got my degree in Business Administration and International Marketing and landed my first temp job. Quickly, I realized it is a dead end, as the job setting required you to be able to network, gossip, create drama and even kiss up to your boss. You needed to do whatever you could to be there on time. You had to give 110% yourself in order to keep your job. It was not what I was looking for. So, I was looking for years, doing network marketing, looking for opportunities, etc., until I realized online marketing is now the best way to work and be your own entrepreneur.
Now, I am not writing to tell you about my sad story; I am writing this to let you know there are a lot of you out there like me trying to find that Zero Boss Life. You hate getting up in the morning to go back to that job, putting on that face, agreeing to whatever your coworkers are saying, and being a follower. There is just so much information out there on the Internet, and you don’t know where to start.
I want to warn you; if you are going for that Zero Boss Life, you really need to prepare yourself mentally. You need to understand that you need to put in the time to learn, be consistent and set up a to-do list so you can really accomplish that goal.
For me, my goal is to be able to leave my job by December 2019.
What is yours? After reading my brief bio, perhaps the first thing you should do is write down your first goal and be as specific as you can about how it relates to achieving that Zero Boss Life.
It is not an impossible mission, but you need to put your mind to it.
I will be writing several more contents related to how you can make money on the Internet to help you jumpstart making some passive income on the side while you are working at that HORRIFIC JOB.