Hi, I’m Robin and I’m from Wellington, New Zealand.
There are many things I am passionate about outside of work – singing, long-distance walking, travel, historic buildings, theater, movies, meeting up with friends. But until recently, when it came to work, I was just going through the motions.
For a long time I questioned where my profession was taking me and why I no longer felt satisfaction with my working life. Every day I turned up to work and opened my computer. I then made a cup of coffee (or two) while reading my emails, caught up with what needed to be done straight away, and then dealt with what the day offered. But underneath it all, I felt like I was on automatic pilot. I also had this nagging feeling that I was wasting my life away by just filling in time and waiting until it was time to go home for the day.
My misguided motivation
If I’m honest with myself, my main motivation for changing jobs was to get more money but of course this meant I wasn’t applying for jobs I was passionate about. Another approach I used was that I would only apply for roles where I knew I was capable of doing most of what was required in the job description. This of course meant I got bored in my new job in a really short space of time as there was no real challenge. The reason behind this approach was that I suffered from (and still do) a crazy amount of under-confidence in my abilities. So rather than stretch myself and apply for jobs where I can grow, I have applied for jobs where I knew I could do the work.
Another thing that began coming up for me was that I was starting to feel irrelevant and invisible. I’m sure it’s not my imagination as I’ve spoken to many people in my age group (late 50s) and they all say the same thing. In many aspects of life you notice that you start to be treated differently because you’ve somehow reached a certain stage in life. I knew I needed to change the way my life was heading so I went online to look for inspiration.
Learning New Skills
I love learning new skills so decided to see what online options were available. I didn’t have a particular area I was looking into but just needed to find something which I could get my teeth into.
This search took me many hours as there are many companies which offer all sorts of education and many a get-rich scheme, but then one day I came across an advertisement when really resonated with me. It was from a company called Six Figure Mentors and the founder Stuart Ross explained how to gain an education to create an online marketing business. He offered a free 7 day video series and so I entered my name and email and the rest, as they say, is history.
What Six Figures Mentors (SFM) offers truly is truly authentic – it is definitely not one of the many get-rich-quick schemes which promise the earth and deliver nothing. This is an education in all forms of marketing on all the current social media platforms. There are live events around the world which, if you can’t attend in person, you can watch live. An amazing and supportive online community; regular webinars from leaders in their field; Facebook groups … This all adds up to a really thorough training in digital marketing and allows you to take your first steps in setting yourself up with your own online marketing business. I’m still learning and will keep learning as this stuff changes all the time!
If this type of education and support resonates with you, I honestly encourage you to take up the challenge!