How 38 Years As An Employee Has Changed My Life | The Part-Time Affiliate

How 38 Years As An Employee Has Changed My Life

Over the last 38 years, I have been working as a software developer, but if you had asked me what I was going to be during high school, it would have seemed like a dumb question.  From the time my brother taught me how to play the saxophone around 12 years old, there was nothing more I wanted to do than be a musician.  You may be wondering what happened to lead me down such a different path, but life being what it is, we are constantly called upon to adapt to changing circumstances. 

Little did I know that spending so many years, using my creativity to design software systems would put me in a position to create a whole new way of life.  Obviously, there was no way to see past that horizon, but following the path that unfolded has enabled me to conceive the idea of being a Part-Time Affiliate.  

On the surface, this might seem to be about affiliate marketing, but in reality, digital marketing is only part of the story.  The real objective is to achieve something much much bigger than that.  The purpose now is to put together a set of applications as a system for automating value streams so we don’t have to trade so much time to earn income needed to support our lifestyle.  

The vision of the Part-Time Affiliate system is to create financial security and freedom.  To enable individuals to create a situation where they can spend the majority of their time engaged in higher pursuits.  Developing their gifts.  Spending more time focusing on the greatest thing you can possibly imagine yourself contributing to the world.  Becoming the best version of who it is possible for us to be. In other words, freedom doesn’t come for free.  With freedom comes responsibility.  The responsibility to make a greater contribution.  To deliver more value into the world.

I’m sure that some people reading this might think this to be a bit extreme.  What that means is that this message is not meant for everyone.  It’s meant for the person who has a strong desire to do something greater with their lives because that’s the kind of motivation that is needed to achieve success.

Now, if that makes sense, then I am anxious to engage more with you.  If it sounds like meaningless crap, then I wish you the best.  We are brought up to believe in the 40/40 plan.  You know, go to college, get a good job, work 40 hours a week, save money and after 40 years, retire and finally get to do what you wanted to do your whole life.  Society conditions us to believe this is the way.  Unfortunately, the average American reaches retirement age with something between $1,000 – $12,000 to their name.  Sad, but true.

When I first started to explore the world of online marketing, I got lost in the internet jungle.  Honestly, I had no idea what this was all about.  My goal was simply to find a way to make money.  Having suffered a financial loss several years ago, I realized it would not be possible to retire on the savings I had time left to accrue so making more money was the attraction.  Then, upon meeting the right people who could mentor me, it became apparent that a great deal of motivation was necessary to develop the skills and achieve the personal growth that is the real basis for successfully building my own business.

So is this just about the money or the lifestyle?  Is it about being a consumer or a producer?  Is it about simply helping oneself or using your talents to help others? Having spent almost 40 years as an employee, using technology to solve complex business problems for major investment banking institutions, has helped me to recognize a greater purpose.  To help entrepreneurs automate their business to achieve financial security and freedom.  Helping others to have more time to spend engaged with their true passion.  Achieving this lofty goal for myself enables me to spend a major part of my time inspiring others through music.  Frankly, it doesn’t get better than this…

So if being a Part-Time Affiliate sounds like a good thing to you, send me a message to let me know.  If you want to learn more, stay plugged in.

About the Author Dave Sievers

Managing Director of IT, Success Enthusiast, Affiliate Marketer, Musican, Private Pilot

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