Eric Johnson
Eric C. Johnson

February 15, 1989February 1, 2013 (23 years old)
Hometown: columbus, GA
February 15, 1989February 1, 2013
(23 years old) | columbus, GA

Life Story

I started my journey to financial freedom in 2003 and I have learned and experienced a lot through all these years. I started this online journal so I can pay it forward and help people, specially my fellow Pinoys, to jumpstart their pursuit towards becoming rich. I was once a corporate slave, working 8 to 10 hours a day. Although I had a good paying job and was able to buy the things I needed, I’ve always felt that I wanted more – more time to spend with my family and friends, more time to travel, more time to do my hobbies, more time to learn new things, more time to sleep – I simply wanted more TIME. I started looking for answers and found out that if I wanted to have more time then I should stop working for money and let money do the working for me. The concept of passive income suddenly came into my life. I started reading books and resources from the internet, I changed and improved my financial habits, I trained on how to start and manage a small business and I learned how to invest. In just a few months, I found myself doing more work and with actually less free time! I called this phase of my life as jumpstarting. I did a lot of freelance work – I bought and sold stuff in the internet, I joined a multilevel marketing company and I did several liaison projects. I was so busy during this time that I had to quit my hobbies, lessen going out with friends and I even had to give up watching television. I had so many things to do that I would often use some of my time in the office to do my freelance work. Although my expenses naturally went up during this time, I was also earning more. Every cent of my freelance income was going straight into my savings account. I was preparing to put up my first business. After almost a year, I realized that I already had enough money to venture into a small business and do some low-risk investments. In just a few months, my first stream of passive income came. It was an exhilarating experience to witness the seeds I’ve planted slowly growing and bearing fruits. Two years after I began jumpstarting, after going through all my finances and preparing for the worst case scenario, I finally had the confidence to quit my job. My expenses went significantly down because I was working at home. Although I needed to do more freelance work to keep me afloat, I also had more time to invest and venture into other businesses. And this, my friend, is where I am now. It is important to say that through all those years until the present time, I never stopped investing in myself. That’s why I still read books and resources from the internet and I continue to change and improve my financial habits. I try to learn more tips and strategies on how to build and manage a business and I continue to learn how to be a better investor. My goal is to finally achieve financial freedom. A life without work, enough money to buy both the things I need and want and all the time in the world to do whatever my heart desires.