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billyjaydore

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I have been working at a family business for 2 years now, working 6 days a week for a silly £50 a day. The business isn't going well and my dad and brother (who i work with) are the most negative minded people i have probably ever met.

I place my mental health above anything and everything and i cannot be around this draining energy no more - i need to leave ASAP, For my own mental state. In order to do this i am going to need to make at least £50 a day 6-7x a week just to stay afloat.

I work 9am-6pm most days and spend around 1:30hrs in the gym every weekday. which can leave me with around 4-5hours spare to work on things. My job at the moment doesn't give me a lot of potential to save money as I am not on good money and most of it goes on expenses.

Where do you suggest i start?

Thanks
 

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I have been working at a family business for 2 years now, working 6 days a week for a silly £50 a day. The business isn't going well and my dad and brother (who i work with) are the most negative minded people i have probably ever met.

I place my mental health above anything and everything and i cannot be around this draining energy no more - i need to leave ASAP, For my own mental state. In order to do this i am going to need to make at least £50 a day 6-7x a week just to stay afloat.

I work 9am-6pm most days and spend around 1:30hrs in the gym every weekday. which can leave me with around 4-5hours spare to work on things. My job at the moment doesn't give me a lot of potential to save money as I am not on good money and most of it goes on expenses.

Where do you suggest i start?

Thanks
Hey billyjaydore, this video speaks to your problem. You can do it.
View: https://youtu.be/5vDvGOIbFHQ
 

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I have been working at a family business for 2 years now, working 6 days a week for a silly £50 a day. The business isn't going well and my dad and brother (who i work with) are the most negative minded people i have probably ever met.

I place my mental health above anything and everything and i cannot be around this draining energy no more - i need to leave ASAP, For my own mental state. In order to do this i am going to need to make at least £50 a day 6-7x a week just to stay afloat.

I work 9am-6pm most days and spend around 1:30hrs in the gym every weekday. which can leave me with around 4-5hours spare to work on things. My job at the moment doesn't give me a lot of potential to save money as I am not on good money and most of it goes on expenses.

Where do you suggest i start?

Thanks
I suggest you start Mutual funds. It is time-consuming but a great source of passive income.
 

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turn $1 into $2 in your afternoons with a side hustle. this will provide experience, free cash to invest, and help you find opportunities for business.

make LOTS of connections. talk to EVERYONE. find opportunity and look to create solutions.

once your revenue stream is up and going, let the family know you are pursuing your business.
 

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I have been working at a family business for 2 years now, working 6 days a week for a silly £50 a day. The business isn't going well and my dad and brother (who i work with) are the most negative minded people i have probably ever met.

I place my mental health above anything and everything and i cannot be around this draining energy no more - i need to leave ASAP, For my own mental state. In order to do this i am going to need to make at least £50 a day 6-7x a week just to stay afloat.

I work 9am-6pm most days and spend around 1:30hrs in the gym every weekday. which can leave me with around 4-5hours spare to work on things. My job at the moment doesn't give me a lot of potential to save money as I am not on good money and most of it goes on expenses.

Where do you suggest i start?

Thanks
1) Can you fix the issues in your current job rather than just leave?

2) If you can’t, then consider another job. Put out feelers and get the ball rolling.

3) Check how much you actually need to live on. It might not be the same as the salary you’re currently on. Especially if you have runway/savings.

4) What paid service can you provide out of hours? I’d consider selling a service rather than selling a product at this stage.
 

billyjaydore

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turn $1 into $2 in your afternoons with a side hustle. this will provide experience, free cash to invest, and help you find opportunities for business.

make LOTS of connections. talk to EVERYONE. find opportunity and look to create solutions.

once your revenue stream is up and going, let the family know you are pursuing your business.
By that do you mean flip items for a bit of profit and use that to fund future ideas?
 

billyjaydore

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Go get any job because anything will pay you more than that. What's that like $70?

Other than moving out, what is your goal?
Moving out obviously the main goal, I want to be the ceo of a successful online business, i just dont have any idea where to start. I want freedom.
 

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Go get any job because anything will pay you more than that. What's that like $70?

Other than moving out, what is your goal?

Ya this also ^

Why not just get another job tomorrow. If it’s that bad anything is going to be better.

Just take action - it’s been two years.
 

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Moving out obviously the main goal, I want to be the ceo of a successful online business, i just dont have any idea where to start. I want freedom.

Start with your choices.

You don’t have to do what you did last week, last month and last year.

Start with what you control - quit that job and go get a better one.

Then learn/start something that is valuable in a marketplace.

Then go from there.

“successful ceo” thoughts means nothing right now if you don’t change your everyday actions.
 

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You don't actually have a job.

Your father is paying you way less than minimum wage. I bet you don't get 140 days off that you would in a job either. He's just using you and your brother as cheap labour.

So literally any proper job would pay more and give you lots of time.

Pubs are short of staff, shops are short of staff. Basically anything low level that Europeans were doing for us and have cleared off, has thousands of vacancies and are hitting £10 an hour.

ASDA, Tesco etc are struggling with delivery drivers if you haven't noticed. Thats just driving around smiling at people as you give them their shopping. No stress like an Aamazon driver would have.

And that's just entry level stuff.

And then you can think clearly with a bit more cash in your pocket and time on what to do.

Dan
 

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Oh well in that case you need to buy my dropshipping/amazon fba/real estate wholesaling course for 17 payments of $399 and then you'll be rich in 45 hours.

Get rich with Johnny Boy

But for real, just get a job, preferably a decent sales job if you can get one doing something like selling cars, anything to get you earning commission and meeting people and sharpening your communication skills, or just get a decent paying labor job to start.
 

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You're getting paid $6 an hour. That's below minimum wage in the USA and would be illegal. I'm sorry but your dad is using you, or whoever owns that business. Unless you get other perks like a free car, housing, food etc.
 

billyjaydore

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You're getting paid $6 an hour. That's below minimum wage in the USA and would be illegal. I'm sorry but your dad is using you, or whoever owns that business. Unless you get other perks like a free car, housing, food etc.
Free diesel for me, however most of that goes to driving around for the business everyday
 

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