HI, I AM EPIPHANY
Like most people, I feel like I have wasted many years thinking that getting an education and climbing the corporate ladder was the ultimate path to success.
At the height of my career in corporate finance where I was moving job to job, country to country it seemed I was doing well and succeeding but underneath it all I felt trapped. I felt stuck in rut wondering if there was more to life than what was being presented in front of me.
I had spent a big chunk of my life trading my time for money slaving away building somebody else’s dream. Working hard doing something I had very little passion for. You see for about 13 years I have worked in Corporate Finance. Originally, I was born in Tanzania then when I was 18 I went to live in Dublin – Ireland, where I qualified as a Chartered Accountant.
I worked in Corporate Finance in Ireland for over 10 years before migrating to Sydney Australia in 2013.
Feeling stuck I decided to take control of my life and migrated to Australia. During that time, I felt overworked, unfulfilled and stressed, I wanted to break free from the rat race in Ireland. I wanted a better lifestyle, a genuine work-life balance. More flexibility and most importantly freedom!
I was told Australia was a laid-back country, there was more flexibility and freedom, better work-life balance, barbeques at the beach and less stress.
But I later found out that this wasn’t the case, if anything I was working the same long hours as I did in Ireland. In fact, I was working even more hours, 60-hour week soon became the norm, there was also an equal amount of work stress compared to Ireland if not more. I tried changing jobs a few times but all my roles had 3 things in common; long hours, stress and office politics. The work life-balance that I was once chasing became a distant dream!
In all fairness, my career in Finance gave me a lot of opportunities, I was making a decent salary and lived in a beautiful beach front apartment overlooking the Sydney harbour, but I was NEVER in it! I was always in work!
During this time, I was working 50-60 hrs a week trying to meet multiple work deadlines, working under a very demanding, nothing is never good enough kind of a boss. I came home late every night, had no time for friends or family and spent my weekends in bed catching up on some sleep!
Once again, I became very unfulfilled and very unhappy, I was constantly stressed and anxious, operating in an auto pilot. I felt like I had no freedom to make my own choices. I felt trapped playing a game that I had little or no control over.
I would look around my colleagues and the superiors I worked with and none of them had the lifestyles or freedom that I aspired to. Some were well into their 40s and 50s but they were still clocking in the long hours, playing the office politics, trading their time for money, spending less and less time with their families. They put up with it all for years on end and still lived on pay-check after pay-check.
It was around this time that I started to realise that my career in corporate finance was not going to give me the lifestyle nor the work-life balance I have been chasing since leaving Ireland. Soon waking up to go to work each morning became daunting and even depressing.
I knew something had to change, as this was not the lifestyle I had envisioned for myself. I soon realised that moving countries was not the answer, you might be in a different country but corporate life is corporate life, the politics, the hours and the stress are the same and you would be surprised that you meet the same type people you worked with in your old job. Changing jobs was no longer an option for me either.
I took holidays and days off but they felt like only a short-term fix. I felt even worse coming back from holidays. Holidays and vacations only provided a temporary relief from the reality of my very unfulfilling job.
Something really had to change.
In my quest to find freedom and free myself from the corporate grind I stumbled upon SFM. Confirming my suspicion that there are options and that climbing the corporate ladder is not the end and be all.
I have always wanted to achieve that freedom, to live life in your own terms where you are in total control of your time, income and lifestyle.
They say if you want to be successful learn from people who have done it before. Find someone who has achieved the results you want, copy what they do and you will achieve the same results.
I decided to join forces with SFM for this very reason to learn and acquire the skills to become a successful digital entrepreneur. With the right mentors, a shift in mindset and willingness to learn you can enjoy the life of freedom!
Most of us live the life we think we have to live – unfulfilled, no passion for what we do, overworked, stressed and stuck in a system that exploits instead of helping us achieve our highest potential.
We get the education we think we need, to get the job society says we should want, but unfortunately this system does not give us the skills required to become self-made and self-reliant.
SFM’s vision is to wake up millions of people to realize the tremendous potential that lies within themselves. And further, to show them how to harness the potential of the booming digital economy.
The goal is to help people transition from reliance on their current job or occupation to a life of freedom, self-reliance and abundance not only for themselves, but also for their loved ones and community.
SFM has helped thousands of people with little or no prior experience acquire new skills and learn how to generate multiple income streams and build a profitable business online.
By no means an overnight success but If you are serious about achieving your goals, are self-motivated and are willing to learn and can be mentored, SFM Training and mentorship has mapped a successful business blue print that can help you make a transition from the stress of a 9-5 corporate job to becoming a successful online entrepreneur.
And the great news is you can start a business venture part time or on earn while you learn basis.
Take a moment to picture a world where you are in control of your time, your income, your lifestyle and life choices that you know you deserve.
Success is only limited by our own imagination!