Do You Know What is the Best Feeling in the World?
For many years I thought I knew what the best feeling in the world was. When I was in Secondary 2, I sat next to a really good friend. He had drunk too much water, his bladder was totally full, and he was on the verge of peeing in his pants.
“Should I go to the toilet?” his eyes were wide, full of desperation.
We looked up at the clock. It was 6.27pm. There was only 3 minutes left to go before the end of school. If my friend were to ask for permission to go to the toilet, it would have been disruptive to the class and the teacher. But if he did not go, we might soon be seeing a re-enactment of the Yangzte River over flowing its banks.
I looked at my friend and made the whistling noise. The whistling noise that your grandmother or mother made when you were younger, to help you relax your bladder muscles so that you can pee in ease.
“Urgh…” he groaned in pain.
He cursed me under his breath. I laughed at his predicament then continued to mimic water flowing noises. He couldn’t take it anymore. He stood up dramatically, pushing his chair back almost defiantly, shocking the teacher, and requested to go to the loo.
“Hold it in. Class is ending in 2 minutes,” the teacher said.
“NO I CAN’T HOLD IT IN ANYMORE!” he blurted out and ran out of the class and to the toilet. He ran in such an awkward manner. His inner thighs were pinched closed to his privates yet he still tried his best to maximise every stride.
Few minutes later, he came back. His cheeks were blushing pink and he had the most blissful look on his face. He looked like he had just visited heaven. He gave me an enlightened smile.
“Jerry, do you know what is the best feeling in the world? The best feeling in the world is to let go of all your pee. Nothing can beat the feeling.”
I agreed with him wholeheartedly for many years.
Fast-forward 12 years later.
The Best Feeling In the World
Today’s the day.
I logged in and looked at the bank statement. It was an epic day. It was a momentous day. It was the day I knew that my life would change. 10 December 2010. I was sitting at my workplace desk during lunchtime. There weren’t a lot of people around.
“Yesss! Umph! ” I pumped my fist in the air and gave a manly growl.
I felt like beating my chest like a silver-back gorilla. I had done it. I had freaking done it. I had received my very first dividend ever.
It was a grand total of $73.
It was the best feeling in the world. It felt even better than holding your pee in for a long period of time then releasing it in a gush.
The best feeling in the world is having money flow into your bank account while you are sleeping.
The best feeling in the world is realising that you can make your money work for you, and not the other way round.
The best feeling in the world is receiving passive income. It is to appreciate the beauty of investing and the blue sky possibilities it brings. It is a big step in your journey to financial freedom.
I. AM. GOING. TO. BE. RICH.
My confidence level was so high that day I swaggered around and flirted with the cutest girl in the office. She became The Gf many months later. Yes, it’s the same Gf in the Bf Gf Money Blog.
Told you my life was going to change.
Passive Income Report
What a difference a few dollars make. Since the day I received my first dividend income till date, I have collected a total of $11,547 in dividends. Taking a rough calculation,
4.5 years — $11,547
Yearly dividends — $2,566
Monthly Dividend — $213.83
Doesn’t seem like a lot but as the Hokkien saying goes “Mai Hiam Buay Pai La!” Translation: “Don’t be so fussy! Be happy with what you have la!”
I have been busy the past few weeks setting up another Passive Income Stream on Udemy. I have created an online course to experiment with another way to generate passive income . Learnt some marketing, learnt some Facebook Ads targeting, and voila! More dollars flowing into my bank account each time someone signs up for my Udemy course.
Here’s a breakdown of passive income streams so far for the year 2015.
For month of May
Nam Cheong — $795
Keppel Corp — $360
MasterCard — $10.56
Total — $1,165.56
* I have since sold most of Nam Cheong after receiving dividends.
*Convert from USD $1 to SGD $1.31
Fiverr — $26.13 ( so little! *sob sob)
Udemy Course — $897.35
Rakuten Linkshare — $99.56
Google Adsense — $53.71
Blog Adverts — $100
Nuffnang — $2 (phui!)
Total — $1,178.75
Total Passive income — $2,344.31
Here’s a print screen of my Udemy earnings so far.
*Earnings are in USD so I have converted it into SGD under the income report.
I spent the past few weeks filming and producing my course. I would film myself for 5-6 hours straight, and edit the videos for about 7 hours straight. There were a lot of hiccups and technical problems at the start so it went on for about 1-2 months. I then proceeded to spend a few more days creating lead pages to market the course. Even now, the course still requires some active marketing. So yeah… it’s not really ‘passive’ in that sense. But it does feel good to wake up and see your earnings jump by a few hundred dollars while you are sleeping.
I say again: Nothing can beat the feeling of receiving Passive Income.
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