Put your Best Foot Forward

We’re living in a fabled time with all that is happening around us. We’ve seen huge losses, but a lot more is to be gained. Although 2020 was a difficult year for all of us, we have stepped into 2021 with a grain of hope. During such a time, watching your bank balance take a hit adds more worries to your life. At this point of time, you need to retrospect the decisions you’ve made earlier regarding your financial well-being. Was it worth putting all your life savings down for that dream car, only so you can ‘seem to be rich’ in front of your peers? Let’s take a deeper look.

In order to start earning, the first thing that comes to our mind is finding a stable job because this is what we have been taught by our parents, teachers, and society alike. We are asked to score good grades in school, get into prestigious universities, graduate, settle with a 9-to-5 job, and hustle all our lives. Many of us look for suitable jobs to pay our debts and afford basic needs as it is a reliable source of income. Having a job means getting a salary at the start of the month and struggling to survive till month-end until your next pay is deposited. This means buying your dream car or house reflects in putting down all your life savings. It might seem glamorous at the start, but remember, having your job as the ONLY source of income means you’re just ONE STEP AWAY FROM POVERTY. Just imagine what’ll happen if you lose your job and fall into a debt trap.

Our motive is to change this perspective and live a life where you don’t have to worry about financial instabilities. The first step is to look for an alternate source of income along with your job, which can be anything of your interest. All you have to do is find the right source to generate money and choose the right platform to actually make it happen. Remember that it’s not possible to make it all happen in a single day/night or a single attempt. It might seem difficult for the first few months, but if you put in the hard work (along with smart work), your hustle will never let you down.

Now there are various sources to generate income such as freelancing, network marketing, stock market, social media, YouTube, etc. Some may require an investment to begin and some may not, and here’s where your knowledge helps. You need to put your best foot forward and knock on the right doors. It’s OK to make mistakes when you have just started riding the wave, but giving up isn’t an option. Instead, learn from your experiences and look deep within yourself and decide if you want to keep working for some company all your life and make the owner even richer, or work a little harder and make it big for yourself. It all starts when you ‘TRY’. Set your weekly goals and work hard until you achieve them. Weekly goals tend to play an important role over here, as they are not too short (daily goals) nor too long (monthly goals) and help you survive in the long run.
And as we grow together, we will help you learn-to-earn smartly and be your OWN boss. Remember that there’s no such thing as ‘EASY MONEY’. To create the life of your dreams, there isn’t a lot you need to compromise. It just takes a few baby steps that’ll bring you closer to your goals.

When I say put your best foot forward, it means to focus on one or two things of your interest and make the best out of it. Think of it this way, suppose you’re watering a single seed, all your hard work and dedication is towards making that seed grow into a giant tree. On the other hand, you’re watering in the same quantity to multiple seeds, will they grow with the same dedication and pace? The question is left for you to answer. You may be interested in multiple ways to make money, but this will lead you to a forest with many diverging roads which will make you feel more like a wanderer than an achiever.

Muntaha Anam
Muntaha Anam

Muntaha Anam is currently pursuing Medicine at Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences. She believes that financial freedom is a requisite for every individual, regardless of their profession. To shed light on the importance of financial education, she has begun her journey as a financial blogger to learn and educate people in order to help them achieve a financially secure future.

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