It’s about time I made a personal blog update, so here it is…
I haven’t done one for a while, so I want to take the opportunity to let readers know what’s happening in the month ahead. Also, it’s a chance to discuss a few points that have been on my mind recently.
Regular readers will have seen the previous post here.
You may have also noticed a considerable amount of site updates.
Currently there’s a huge range of updates and developments happening in the background here. We’re quite literally improving everything, which leaves me with a lot more to manage on a day to day basis. This is why I haven’t been quite so active on social recently. Fitting the website in around trading is challenging enough.
The changeover in racing seasons this month always spits out a few unknowns as well. These unknowns are often expressed within the betting markets as new horses and horses that have not run for a while reemerge, bringing the odd gamble with them. Finding time to manage all these aspects as well as personal investments is tricky, even with extra staff.
Which leads me on nicely to something I want to discuss after recent comments both online and in the physical world…
Work Life Balance:
This month I’ll reach the ripe old age of 32, a scary thought!
How I celebrate that I don’t yet know, although I doubt it’ll be sober (and hopefully not in the UK).
When I first set out to trade the markets on Betfair, I simply wanted freedom, maybe a little extra money, of course. But the main thing was not having to answer to a boss or work extremely long hours. Over time, things have changed a little for me in that area.
I’ve realised that it wasn’t necessarily the working that I didn’t like, but more the fact of I was doing something I didn’t love. Now that I’ve found success on the exchanges with the website and in other areas of life, I feel a little different. I’d even go as far as saying most of the things I do don’t even feel like work.
Which means, at points, I do more than the average person would. I have noticed there seems to be a trend that follows this; as I do more, others telling me I should be doing less. It’s quite a bizarre thing to witness in many ways.
Having uploaded a lot of new videos to the YouTube channel last month, there was quite an influx of people telling me I should calm down and not do so much.
Apparently, I need to address my work/life balance.
Maybe some people think that I produce and update all the YouTube videos and content on this site, something that is simply not true.
But either way, what is that all about? Why do people feel the need to spend their time telling me to do less? It’s not the first time I’ve encountered things like this in life. It reminds me vividly of when I first started to learn and trade the Betfair markets.
People around me, particularly friends and family, would spend a lot of time telling me that I was going to burn myself out. But the truth is, it was the best thing I ever did.
So I’ve no intention of stopping now…
But before I go, I’d like to ask you, the reader, a question, if you can leave a comment below: what does work/life balance mean to you?