Going West by Mark Powers

Monday, March 9, 2009

Singapore - end of the line

As I can't go into details here, but due to lack of trust, I feel I can't stay with my current employer. The last couple of years have been a bad time to work in the financial industry. Sometimes I think I have a little bit of bad luck, because the last time I got into the industry was around the time the Internet bubble busted and sent stocks into a free fall. However it seems this is much worse. I fortunately should come out of this financially a little better than before, but mentally exhausted and motivation to work in the industry again spent. Going forward I will probably choose work that I enjoy than whatever pays well. If I could get this website business off the ground, that would be even better.

I feel like I am getting closer. I have figured out some technical items, learned to better promote, and getting better content. I was surprised when I created my Mixed Martial Arts website just how quickly that could get viewers. As well as the website on probability. My Chinese websites are also doing well. I feel like that is the direction I want to go in. I have always dreamed of building great websites that could make money. I am still working on it. I want the freedom, control, and ability for them to work for me 24 hours a day 7 days a week. You make a website once, it keeps working for you and doesn't stop. But maintaining it is hard work. You have to keep adding and adding to keep it relevant. That's why I am working on finding other writers.

Anyway, the end game between my employer and I has finally arrived. I had to work hard just to get what was due to me. Since the work situation has changed now, I will have to move on soon. I have an idea of where I want to go, but I am keeping my options open until I have committed to a certain direction.


Blogger Julie said...

does that mean you're gonna leave singapore soon?

March 12, 2009 1:46 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

Yeah, it does

March 12, 2009 5:58 PM  
Blogger Julie said...

how sad.

March 12, 2009 9:03 PM  

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