From the corporate world to my stay-at-home empire.
Hello! I am Nizza Gueco. I am a licensed architect residing in the Philippines. If you would have told me 5 years ago that I will be a stay-at-home mom, I would have gotten mad at you probably spat you with a huge sermon with this prominent phrase:
“I did not study for 5 years just to stay at home!”
But, lo and behold, as fate would have it, I am now a stay-at-home mom.
It’s not as bad as you think.
Yes, it’s not as bad as you think, you know why? Because it is the best decision I have ever made. Imagine saying goodbye to traffic, overtime, and canteen lunches.
Contrary to what other people believe, saying “I work online” does not necessarily mean that a person is working for a networking company, or that it is a scam or whatever get-rich-quick or horrendous things you think of when you say online.
You know what? The people who get scammed are those who fall for get-rich-quick schemes that you see everywhere. Let me tell you this, anywhere you may go and anything you may do, you can only experience true success if you work hard for it.
Nobody was ever born successful. You must take the step and face the challenges if you want to be successful. Patience and determination will always be the key.
Don’t you ever tell me that “You can’t”
You say YOU CAN’T? I say YOU JUST DON’T WANT TO.
In fact, I love inspiring people to start freelancing.
Yes, I do, why the hell not? I am enjoying my life now, so I want to share my blessings and see as many successful people who are happy with their lives as I can.
Freelancing is not a hobby. It is a career, and if you don’t work hard for it, you will not survive. It can give you all the freedom you want while broadening your skill bank and your bank account. You can actually earn twice or even thrice (more if you are determined) of your monthly salary when you were working, in one week of freelancing.
But, sad to say, it’s not for everybody.
Here we are, I know you are used to reading books and blogs that sugar-coat everything and feed you the fluffy-bunny facts as if they are afraid the truth will break you.
But not me. What you will see here is the truth, I will not tell you what you want to hear. If you want to succeed, work hard for it. If you are looking for someone to feed you the spoon every step of the way, like apply for you, create your profile for you, construct every single reply for you? Then that is not me.
I want to see people stand up for themselves. I want to see people succeed because they stood up and took the step.
I can hold your hand through your journey, but don’t expect me to walk your path for you.
There will be bumps.
In everything we do, there will always be challenges. What defines you is not actually how many they are, but how many times you stood up and carried on.
Here is a rough peek through my life before I got to where I am now.
Stand up and succeed.
I hope my experience was able to inspire you that if you want anything, you just have to work for it.
Here’s to your success. Our success.