Life as an online business owner was not really about staying by the beach and enjoying sunshine.
I might wake up one day with tons of emails alerting me of server irregularities. That would be considered a bad day for me because I would have to put down all my work or even holiday plans to fix the issue.
Some days, I might have to fix bugs.
I have also had bad times fighting with hackers and spammers, thinking of ways to outsmart them.
Basically I work everyday.
I think I haven’t had a work-free day since my first online business.
If I was on a vacation or it was a festive day, I would wake up an hour earlier to do minimal work and finish up all outstanding work before I slept.
But here are the good things for me.
To work, all I need is my laptop and an internet connection.
I travel around the world with my wife. We visit at least 2 countries every year.
I have even stayed in Shanghai, China, for 3 years. That shows how mobile I can be.
Most important of all, I got to watch my 3 kids grow and be part of their memories.
I have never missed any important moment, such as their first day of school, performances or ceremonies.
During my free time, I can experiment with new ideas and create new tools. That’s why LeadsLeap is full of innovative tools.
Last but not least, I have time to learn and explore other investment opportunities.
If I have a second career choice, I will still choose to be an online business owner.
I guess that is what people mean by living with no regrets.