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I Am Finally Retrenched!!! Whats Next?

So you think it is not going to happen to you? Having a stable job for 10 years or more and earning an income of more than 60KUSD per year and expect to hold that job for long until you retire? Then, you maybe totally wrong!!! The world is so realistic and true!!!

While doing internet marketing before 18Jan2010 is just only part time, I am actually holding a well paid job as an engineer in a MNC company for almost 13 years. So, why the date 18Jan2010 as mentioned above?

Well, on this date, a day after my 39th birthday, when I log into my company mail and check my mail, I got an email from the HR director to have a meeting with her at around 430pm in the afternoon. Guess what this meeting is all about? Yes, its about my last day of work in the company after having served the company for exactly 12.63 years. Yes, we are talking about RETRENCHMENT!!!!  FMPed!!! or VSS!!! (In short, your service is no longer required for the company and you have to pack up and go!!!) Yes, I am officially retrenched from the company and my last day of work is 29Jan2010.

Well, the word “RETRENCHMENT” is happening everywhere this time around especially the economy stability is still unclear. The moment I received the email, I knew that this day have finally come to me. Is this a shock to me? You will ask me this question.

All I would say is that I have already gone through so many rounds of these retrenchments cycles since I joined the company on 16June1997. This notice of my retrenchment of course did not come as a surprise to me and whether I am shocked or not, it does not matter as life have to move on and we have to be positive to look forward into the future.

Luckily, about 3 yrs ago on 13Febuary2007, I have started my first online website and start learning internet marketing for the fun of it and manage to make a sideline income (of course not as much as what I am earning in my MNC company) after 1.5 yrs into this online adventure.

When I first describe this online adventure to my colleagues in this MNC company, all of them just look at me and thought that I am crazy to even think about this as a possibility to make money.   They give all sorts of reason that they are too busy with their work and do not have time to do anything like this for a sideline income at all. Of  course, I do not blame them at all as most of us are making quite an amount of money with our full time job. If you talk about not having enough time, all I could say that they are only giving excuses because they just don't buy the idea about making money online. What about me when I first started. Do I have time??? Well, I am also holding a very busy job like them but time is how you define and how you find them. For me, time means 10pm-3am which is my FREE time. That's the best I can squeeze out to find time for internet. The goal is, if you really want to do something, you can make it no matter what. Just that it takes effort and patients and lots of hard work to achieve it. As long as you have the heart and really want to do it, you can definitely make it as you will find all ways to make it happen. Whether it is about making money online, solving an issues or finding a new job, this concept applies to every situation.

My previous full time job with this company(I AM RETRENCHED NOW!!!) involves lots of traveling working in other countries and lots of my college friends envied me a lot because of the extra allowances given for traveling and the chances to visit many countries. This seems to be a dream job but what they do not know is the separation I have to endure for leaving my family in my home country for long period of time and the sacrifices that I have to make for leaving them alone.

Now that I am retrenched, in fact I am glad that I have started my online adventure 3 years ago and is now making some money to help me tide over this retrenchment , financially, and at the same time slowly building up my online business. Of course, I have some severance package from the company and this helps me a lot temporary to tide over this period financially.

So what am I trying to tell you with all the story above (Its no bull shit, its real and its happening to me now!!!)? Well, life is so unpredictable, whether in business or on jobs. Anything unexpected can happen anytime and to anyone. Do not just be comfortable with what you have now(whether its a stable job or business) as one day, you may lose them suddenly overnight, just like my job of 12.63 years!!!

I am blessed that I have started my online adventure 3 years ago and now have something to fall on for a while since I am RETRENCHED. I realized that your mind is really powerful and as long as you are positive, you can make wonders. If you think you can make certain things happen, you will find thousand of ways to make that thing happen. On the other hand, if you think that certain things are not likely to work, you will think of thousands of way and make it a failure.

So, what I am trying to say is that for the same situation or problem applies to different person, it will have different results. The positive thinking one will find thousands of ways to finally solve the problem while the negative one will immediately reject it and find thousands of way saying that the problem is impossible to solve.

So, even though I am retrenched now, I am now really happy than before. Although I may have lost a good annual income from this MNC company job, I have found something which I cannot buy with money. That is spending quality time with my family. Life is short and we should treasure whatever we have in life. Be positive and move on as looking back will not bring you anywhere. Do something about our life now as it is never too late. Whether you are having your own business or working for someone, nothing may last forever. Prepare for any unforeseen things that may happen.

If you are thinking of doing something that you always want to do, go ahead. Do not be afraid of failure as failure is a learning curve and the start for a new life. Do not keep holding back but try it out, gradually. Of course I am not saying that you should just give up your good pay job and go into business immediately. You can do it part time and slowly increase your business while still holding your full time job(just like what I did when I am doing online marketing).  Don’t wait till tomorrow as tomorrow will never come because tomorrow again you will say  “tomorrow I will do it”, which will never happen if you have the kind of "tomorrow I will do it" attitude!!!!
But before you proceed with any plans, you have to stay focus one thing at a time as staying focus is the way to do things. Theoretically, by doing many things at the same time, you may think that by having more opportunities, you may hit one that may work for you. But in practical and reality, its better to be in focus on one task at a time and make it right before proceeding to the next. This will be more efficient and the chances of success can be higher. You may not understand what I meant now but as time goes, you will come to realize there is a reason for being focus.
Lastly, what I advise is the positive mind that you should have. Its the way to go and never let any failure along the way to make you down. Take failure as the way to learn more and it is this learning curve that help to shape you up personally. Whether you are into any businesses or jobs, it is this learning curve that make you a better person in judgement and hence make you a better worker or improving your business gradually over the time.
Every things that happen have a cause and effect things. For example, at one time, I have been speculating in shares and lost tremendously over the 2000-2009 period and I believe a lot people is in the same situation before. I took this as a positive kind of "LOST" because of this LOST, I took up internet marketing on 13Feb07. Without this "LOST", I may not have taken internet marketing and would not have something to fall back when I get retrenched.
So to conclude, I hope that everyone who have come to read until here would take a moment to think what they want to do in life. Stay focus and be positive and go for it. Face any failures that came and do not be dishearten along the way. I believe with the effort and time and patience in whatever that you have put into, one day you will come out as a successful person. Just be glad with what you have today and treasure whatever you have. Life is never easy and  nothing comes easy and we have to fight for everything if you want to be successful.
So what am I going to do now after I lost my job? I will be using this website to help teaching internet marketing online, to those who are willing to put in effort and time and patience in learning the curve in making money online. I know its not an easy task but if you never try, you will never know. I will try my best to put in all information that I have learned about making money online and put it into a FREE report for my subscribers to learn. I will try to be as concise as possible and hope my subscriber will benefit it.
As you have known that many people are selling these reports. I am giving it away for FREE and let you judge what I have put up. If you find it useful, please make some contribution as a donation if you trust me as a mentor.
I felt that building trust is very important, that's why I do not charge you anything for the FREE report. The price should be judge by you and if you think its useless, you do not have to donate anything. I am just trying to do something different from what most internet marketers are doing, trying to sell every single product to you. I do not wish to do that. I only introduced products which are really good and I have tried out that can help you in your online adventure. I do not want you to waste all that money on useless products before finding one that can really help you. I have already gone through all these cycle of buying and testing. So much money was wasted on these useless products. However, it may seems useless at first to me, but come to think of it, without doing this, I will definitely not find the right product that can help me greatly. It is all part of the learning curve. So, at least I hope I can help you in the right direction and save as much as possible as the testing and elimination part is already done by me and you do not have to spent so much money on useless products.
I don't call myself guru. I am just putting all the information that I have learned and all the things that I have tried out so that my subscriber have a proper guide in learning the curve of making money online.
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If you succeed, I will be happy. If you do not make it, it shows that I am sucks. Hope that we can work together and make life better for the future. But be prepared to work hard and be patient as success is never an overnight thing