So one of the sweetest moments of my life was being able to a bully of a boss where to go once I realised I could make money elsewhere.
You see when I was working hard on learning the betting exchange markets I was made redundant at one point and doing a lot of temporary freelancing work to bridge the gap. The jobs on offer that I qualified for were not plentiful and this led to me having to take regular work with a VERY unpleasant boss.
He was a bit of a bully but I pretty much had no choice. I remember one time when I made a minor mistake he made a point of yelling at me in front of everyone else and even called me “slow and stupid”. The image above pretty much sums it up and also looks a bit like him too. 😅
I should have quit at that point but I pretty much had no choice!
By this point, I was sleeping back in the spare bedroom at my mother’s house since I could not afford to rent by myself ad it is safe to say that times were hard.
But in a way, this is what drove me to keep working hard at cracking it. If it wasn’t football trading it would have been something else. (I was also working hard at web design and other online activities, something I still do today.)
And in the end the hard work paid off for me. Honestly, I believe that hard work ALWAYS pays off if you put the effort in.
Anyway, I still remember the day when I realised I no longer needed to go and work at this job I hated and for a boss I hated even more.
He had not called me to work for him for a while but I was doing OK by this point so I was not concerned.
Then he called me out of the blue and such was his arrogance that he just told me he expected me to be at work the next day as he needed me to fill in for someone. Not even asking if I was available, he just assumed I wouldn’t have anything else going on.
I was polite at first and told him I couldn’t make it.
There was a silent pause and then he retorted “What? What do you mean? I swear Ben, if you don’t show up you will never work for my company again!”
I laughed and said “Well fine by me!”
I may have used some other language too but it was such a sweet moment. I would have loved to have seen his face after I hung up that is for sure.
But anyway I realised the moment was so sweet because for the first time ever I actually had FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE
I had taken the time to learn a skill that would allow me to make money when I wanted and on my own terms. No need to report to a boss I hated or do a daily commute far away or spend time worrying and waiting for the phone to ring with a new opportunity.
And plus it was doing something I LOVED.
I soon realised that this was not all about the money either. It was about the type of lifestyle it allowed me to have.
Little things like not having to wake to an alarm to get out of bed in the mornings or being able to go to the gym during the daytime when nobody else is in there and having the freedom to take a holiday whenever I wanted.
And most importantly, doing this gave me the freedom and the funds to pursue other business opportunities away from sports trading. In turn, this benefited my trading as I was no longer under the immediate stress of paying the bills with the trading bank. I have been there and done that and it is not fun.
PRO TIP: You should always have other business or money making interests separate from trading. If you have a well paying career then keep it, you can always trade around it. Never keep all your eggs in one basket and always look to invest your trading profits in to other business opportunities so you can grow your wealth and your overall net worth.
So anyway, if you are still reading then it is probably because you are seriously interested in getting your football trading up to a level where you can make a second income from it.
And so I want to invite you to an EXCLUSIVE free webinar that I am doing over the next few days.
The title of this webinar is “How To Beat The Football Markets On Betfair” and within this I reveal my 3 top secrets that allowed me to go from losing to PROFITING.
As said, this webinar is absolutely free to attend and there are a few time slots available to join me.
By the way, those who attend the webinar will get some top secret information on how to gain access to Ultimate Football Trading before anyone else. So it is well worth checking out.
Anyway see you at the webinar and also, thanks for taking the time to read all my emails. It has been fun sharing my story with you and I hope you found it fun too.
Right, I am off to prepare for the webinar, see you there 😉
If you have any questions about anything (I mean sports trading related) then feel free to email me. I am real and waiting for your emails 🙂