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Investing With Purpose by Mark Aardsma

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3 >   Tell Yourself the Truth About Time

A few months into my basement software freelancing, things were going just fine. I was earning a nice hourly wage, paying my bills, and saving some money. I wasn’t working for an employer, and I was still trading my time for money. I was grateful for this success in generating the income I needed, and at the same time I was starting to feel uneasy. My workdays were full. I couldn’t bill any more hours without working nights or weekends. I’ve never been a workaholic, and I wasn’t about to become one to grow my business. Besides, what would happen when my nights and weekends became full? 24/7 is a hard-stop limit on time. Non-negotiable. I needed a different solution.

About that time I took a project to ...

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