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RobertNova

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Jul 3, 2022
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Hi there everyone,

My name is Roberto, originally from Spain but living in London, UK. I'm now 46, a father and trying to figure out what to do with the rest of my life.
I found the Unscripted audiobook in Audible where I work and which I'm listening to now, and I have the rest of the audiobooks waiting in line, TMF , Rat-race Escape and Wealth Exposed because I am fed up with the way I'm driving my life.

When I was 20 I inherited my father's business but his death was traumatic and I was overwhelmed, it lasted a couple of years before we closed it. I wanted to do "my thing" and I opened a Curves (fitness) franchise with a business partner, her family soon started to provoke confrontations between us and after 3 years we decided to get rid of the business and our partnership for good. Another lesson learnt.

I tried to set myself as a health masseur, but it didn't work either. I was doing things, without much idea about what I was supposed to do, I just wanted to make money, as many of us start trying, but without providing any value.

All my businesses were in Spain and after losing my family home in a bad investment I decided it was time to move away since things were tense, to say the least, at home.

Moving to London was though, a new country, a new language, so one shitty job after another shitty job I spent years surviving.
It was hard losing the family home and that took all my confidence in myself, how could I invest again in a new business?
Then I got married, I had a baby boy and I started to see things differently, I needed to improve our lives not only for me but for my son so I studied some programming and design and I was about to set myself as a freelance designing web sites but I discovered Unscripted while I was working at Audible and I decided I wanted to do things in a different way, I hope I will find answers in this forum.

I'm still learning but willing to be as good as possible and find my way to provide value.

We are about to sell our flat and possibly move to Spain where money lasts longer and living is cheaper, not to mention the weather.
So this is my story in big strokes. Feel free to drop me a line if you like to comment or if you want to introduce yourself.
Thank you for having me.
Roberto

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Welcome Roberto, great to have ya. Appreciate the intro.

I discovered Unscripted while I was working at Audible and I decided I wanted to do things in a different way, I hope I will find answers in this forum.

How did that come to pass?
 

RobertNova

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Jul 3, 2022
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Welcome Roberto, great to have ya. Appreciate the intro.



How did that come to pass?
Mostly bad decisions, chasing money or the easy buck. It ended up costing more than I could ever expect.
Working for Audible is not great, but I have access to the whole catalogue of knowledge that it contains and it is of great value in itself. Every time I have a question there is a book talking about the matter that I can listen to at no cost. And I have many questions, I always want to know more, but now with so much information, it is a question of separating the wheat from the chaff.
 

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Mostly bad decisions, chasing money or the easy buck. It ended up costing more than I could ever expect.
Working for Audible is not great, but I have access to the whole catalogue of knowledge that it contains and it is of great value in itself. Every time I have a question there is a book talking about the matter that I can listen to at no cost. And I have many questions, I always want to know more, but now with so much information, it is a question of separating the wheat from the chaff.
Welcome @RobertNova
First; that must be the best work benefit I've ever heard off. Love it. Hope you make the most of it.
Second; separating the wheat from the chaff is certainly something I am familiar with, because on the contrary to unlimited information at your fingertips, is, execution trumps theory any day of the week.
Third; I believe it's never too late to start & change your life. We all have different starting points (often beyond our own choices), it's how we finish that matters.
 
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RobertNova

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Jul 3, 2022
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Welcome @RobertNova
First; that must be the best work benefit I've ever heard off. Love it. Hope you make the most of it.
Second; separating the wheat from the chaff is certainly something I am familiar with, because on the contrary to unlimited information at your fingertips, is, execution trumps theory any day of the week.
Third; I believe it's never too late to start & change your life. We all have different starting points (often beyond our own choices), it's how we finish that matters.
I would say it is the ONLY benefit, hahaha, but yes, I love audiobooks. Thank you for your comment.
I always thought that it is never too late to start a business, I might be the only one in my circle of friends with this mentality where everyone else is waiting to reach 65 and retire on a pension (this is in Spain), problem is that pension will be minimal.
Anyway, I'm on it. One step at a time.
 

SSTrey

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I would say it is the ONLY benefit, hahaha, but yes, I love audiobooks. Thank you for your comment.
I always thought that it is never too late to start a business, I might be the only one in my circle of friends with this mentality where everyone else is waiting to reach 65 and retire on a pension (this is in Spain), problem is that pension will be minimal.
Anyway, I'm on it. One step at a time.
I'm in South Africa & in my late 30s, and I can tell you this, people here (eve much younger than you) are also waiting on their pension.
My folks are nearing retirement, they are borderline ok with the retirement payment, personally I don't see myself following this route.
 

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