Freedom.  I got a reminder/wake up call tonight about why I want multiple streams of income, and it is simple it is freedom to do what I want and when I want (within reason, of course).

I have mentioned in the past, that in addition to my job I also practice law, it is mainly a small (but growing one client at a time) trust and estates practice.  I do mean small with only a handful of clients thus far, but I am working on growing it.  Well, tonight I visited a new client at his house, and that client has given me a new found push to refocus myself.  It was weird, because I was technically working, but my batteries were being recharged at the same time. How?

I got to the guy’s house at around 8pm…he walked in with me.  I asked if he normally got home around this time, his response was yes.  As we walked in he was with his daughter and wife for about 20 minutes before it was time to put his daughter to sleep.  I have known this particular individual for years and consider him a buddy, so I know this is not an ideal situation for him.

I don’t pretend to know what the answer is for this buddy, I don’t understand his job field nor do I understand his Wife (great girl, just different values than me), but instead I can try to learn from the situation.

I don’t have a child yet, hopefully soon, but I know if I only saw him or her for 30 mins out of the day…something would have to change in my life.  Would it mean changing jobs? careers? use of free time when the kids is sleeping (i.e. this blog lol)? Maybe…

I know my buddy is in a tough spot work-wise, but I am not right now, so why not prepare for that inevitable day where I am in a tough spot work-wise by creating multiple streams of income?