Where Do You See Yourself Five Years From Now?

I’m not expecting an answer to that, but rather I would expect some of you to ask yourselves the question and respond truthfully. Yes, it’s a tough question. Many wouldn’t have an answer if instead of five years would be three years from now or even one year in the future.

It’s only fair to try to answer this question myself. I’m currently involved in three industries that can occasionally interact, but not as a ground rule: online advertising, programing (a little rusty here, but I’ll be back!) and financial media. I’m confident I will still be involved in at least one of these industries five years from now, and fairly confident there will be more than one with various degrees of involvement. The shorter the time span, the higher my certainty, as always when we deal with unpredictable factors.

I know there are people who like to seize the day and just go with the flow. Well, you caught me! I have such days too, but they are not a habit, which make them even more intense for me.

So, did you answer the question? Do you see yourself being involved in the same industry as now? Would you have a regular job? Do you have a regular job now? Assuming you are in the online marketing business, will you earn enough money online five years from now (if you don’t already do), to have a decent life and no other regular job constraints? Lots of questions to think about…

Planning ahead is what makes the difference! Let’s learn from my mistakes: Taking a look back at my early years in online marketing, I realize that besides the knowledge gained during that time, they are mostly wasted, because switching markets made the programs I used or administered back then generally have no purpose here. I also used to join as a free member and click for pennies for some time. Another period I consider wasted, unless this is for pure fun.

I’m not jumping at every upgrade opportunity or credit pack offer today either. But thinking one of my most valuable assets is my time and planning long-term, upgrading is a logical step for me. If I see a great offer (love those lifetime upgrades!) that fits my business strategy and available funds, I won’t hesitate!

Fantastic lifetime upgrades cost around 2-3 years of the regular monthly upgrade! So, where will you be in five years?

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About Adrian
Creator of AdriansHub.com, I enjoy working from home and having a flexible schedule. My mission: to grow myself, then teach and help others to step up and inspire them to offer help at their turn.

3 Comments on Where Do You See Yourself Five Years From Now?

  1. Adrian Gurgui // November 26, 2014 at 4:30 pm //

    Since this is a commonly used question in job interviews, a word of warning: don’t answer as I did at your interview if you’re looking for a job! Having or looking for alternatives is a red flag for anyone hiring. :)

    Since I’m not applying for any job, I can be honest and say I enjoy working in all three industries.

    If five years from now, there will be one dominant, that’s possible. But too soon to tell, although I have a plan. ;)

  2. Victoria Stein // November 27, 2014 at 10:34 am //

    Thank you Adrian for sharing your thoughts and sending regular emails that ask for my reply or thoughts.

    I must consider and weigh where I spend a great deal of time,..and where I have concentrated my efforts for referrals,..these include lifetime upgrades,..either heavily discounted,..or earned by sheer determination and with greater effort than my daily routine.

    Namely 2 sites stand out and have more than paid for any invested time or money.

    Consistency is key,..and if you care for a site or the owner,..then show favor and reward in return by surfing a daily amount.

  3. Adrian Gurgui // November 27, 2014 at 2:24 pm //

    This is very true what you’ve just said Victoria! I do select the sites where I spend money carefully.

    Don’t have as much time to surf as some time ago, but always include (at least by rotation) all the sites I’m upgraded in and a few I’m not, just to see if they work for me. I have huge click-through rates lately, which means people must be interested in what I’m doing…

    Also received your email and I’ll answer it next!

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