At age 37 this is where investing in my future started over, again…
Its January 2012 when we had recently returned from teaching overseas and I had been running solid through a slew of temp-jobs. None of these ball busting jobs lasted longer than the 90-day probationary period.
Then one night dark light night whilst sipping on an amber ale beer in a seedy nascar-esque pub, I was introduced to this guy named Steve. Every week for the next three or four, we would meet up at this seedy bar, drinking ales, singing karaoke and learning about the industry he worked in.
Steve made telecommunications sound glamorous with its high-rise towers, microwave dishes, Fresnel zones and subscriber radios.
Eventually he popped the question about his company looking for new staff in their operations department. Within a day of that conversation my resume was polished up and turned over to him. The Monday after he handed it over to their Operations Manager, Jeff B.
And the rest as they say is history… because nearly ten-years later Steve and I, have become leaders of our own departments within that same organization.
Nearly ten-years ago, after my 90-day probationary period was over and I was eligible to open an employer based Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP), I made a pact with myself to start off with a small amount of money being deposited into this investment program and with every raise I would bump up the deposit.
At first I was only able to invest $50 per paycheque. This lasted for several months. After my first pay raise, I bumped it up to $100 and so on and so forth until present day where I am contributing nearly $500 per paycheque.
Why am I telling you all this?
Well its because today, I am working on a new plan, and a new personnel pact which will contribute to our future and establish what’s known today, as a side hustle.