My Story

Background

Hello. My name is Vincent and welcome to my website. I have a background in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. I worked in agro-processing industry for a while in different East Africa countries before moving to Australia to pursue my post-graduate studies in 2015. 

While growing up, I was always encouraged by my dad to work hard and get good grades so as to be able to secure a well-paying job. I religiously followed this notion which might have been true in the traditional economy but I do not think that it still holds in this digital era. 

The internet has completely revolutionized the world and coupled with technology, most of the human labour in the traditional jobs is being replaced by automation and artificial intelligence. 

I remember my own dad losing his job and his only source of income in an organisation that he had served for more than two decades. He was simply replaced by a piece of technology which was more efficient. This is happening across many industries as businesses try to adapt to the change and reduce the cost associated with running businesses. 

Life as a student in Australia

Prior to coming to Australia, I was working as an expatriate in a corporate business and my earning was enough to cover for my basic needs. However, I had this dream of furthering my studies with the hope that the qualification will open more doors for me and perhaps enable me to earn better so as to finance the lifestyle of my dreams. 

I therefore decided to resign from my job and using the little savings I had plus support from my family, I travelled to Australia. It was an adventure and I was very excited. Three months later into the country, life started becoming unbearable. With no job, no savings, no cash to finance my studies and to pay my bills, I was between a rock and a hard place. I felt like a terrible loser. I was so depressed and made up my mind to go back home. 

I called a friend to inform her of my plans and instead of sympathesizing with me as many did, she encouraged me not to give up and instead keep on trying. I felt like she did not understand my pains but later after reflecting on her advise, I realized that I had sacrificed so much to make it to this point and quitting was never an option. I believed more in myself and focussed my efforts to completing my studies.

Receiving my graduation certificate at Deakin University
Sharing a moment with my friends on graduation day

The journey was not that easy but I kept on going. I looked for any job that I could do to cover for my living expenses and my studies. My first job was as a dish washer in a cafe. Later, I got other jobs.

I worked as a dish washer, cleaned toilets, did fencing, gardening, aged care and any task that could generate income . I learned the power of networking and giving your best in whatever you do even if it is not something that you are passionate about. 

I remember at one stage working 3 – 4 jobs during summer holidays and I only had about 6 hours a day for myself to sleep and do anything that floats my mind. I could not even catch up with my family as much as I would like. It was crazy, I lost contact with the loved ones and many of my friends. When I completed my studies, I felt so much relieved. It was a dream come true.

In the field, installing a gate automation system for a client in Melbourne

After Completing Studies

After graduating, I seriously began to hunt for a professional job in my field of study.  I applied for hundreds of jobs, attended various job workshops, visited a number of organisations and even offered to volunteer or start at an entry level despite having solid experience from overseas but it never just worked out. I never gave up, just kept on trying and after about 6 months, I got one related to my field of study. It was located about 100km from where I lived and this forced me to commute for about two hours each way on a daily basis. I had an option of moving closer to my work place but it was relatively expensive compared to where I lived. The job itself was not stable especially during low season when there was few service calls. This meant a cut down on the earnings which made it very difficult to plan for the future. I had to do other unskilled jobs to boost my income. 

As time went by, I found it very difficult to achieve my life goals. The work itself and long hours of commuting drained my energy and my relationship with the family and friends started deteriorating. I knew I could not do this for long and that is when I started looking for an alternative. I wanted something that could allow me time and financial freedom so that I could be able to visit my family whenever I wanted and spend as much time as possible with them without having to worry about work. That’s how I ended up investing in myself to learn skills that I needed to build an online business which I could manage from anywhere in the world so long as I had a laptop and an internet connection. 

 

My online entrepreneurial journey has been a tough one but I’m grateful because the skills that I’ve acquired are valuable in this digital world that we live in and enable me to be self-reliant. 

 

My Online Business

I run an online business where I promote products and services of other organisations and in return I earn commission. I only deal with products and services that I have tried myself and found to be valuable. The process is largely automated and this frees me time to do other things I am passionate about. 

My online business has enabled me to:

  • Create a business that serves me and not the other way round.
  • Be able to live anywhere in the world while still generating revenue.
  • Have flexibility of choosing when I want to work.
  • Have time freedom to pursue my interests.
  • Learn new skills that I can apply for any number of income generating projects. 

My Mission

To Help Many People As I Can To Live The Life Of Their Dreams

It is sad that most people do not live the life that they love. They are unfulfilled, overworked, stressed and stuck in a system that exploits them instead of helping them achieve their highest potential. They get the education they think they need to get the job society says they should want. Unfortunately, most lack the life skills required to be self-made and self-reliant. 

My mission is to help others live to their full potential and enjoy the best that life has to offer by sharing my knowledge, experience and resources that has helped me to create my best life by harnessing and exploiting my potential in the digital economy.

 

My Core Values

Integrity

I believe in honesty and my moral standards. Over the years in my life, I have found that being truthful and following my principles gives me a piece of mind and also helps me to create better relationship with other people. Practising integrity in all areas of my life has not been easy but I always strive towards it. Building a good reputation can take many years but once soiled, it cannot be easily replaced.

“Integrity gives you real freedom because you have nothing to fear since you have nothing to hide”.

   – Zig Ziglar –

Open-mindedness

I am always willing to listen to other people’s ideas or opinions as I believe that I can learn from anyone and also that there can be a better way of doing things than what I’m used to. Sharing my knowledge and experience while also learning from others, has helped me with my personal growth.

“The measure of intelligence is the ability to change”.

           – Albert Einstein –

Action

For a long time, I had a problem of coming up with new year resolutions at the beginning of each year but never achieved most of it. Even though my goals were clear and action plan in place, I would procrastinate and eventually give up. However, when I started taking massive actions to implement my plans and also decided to have an accountability partner, I was able to grow and achieve my goals. We can only achieve our dreams when we act upon our intentions.

“The only impossible journey is the one you never begin”.

             – Tony Robbins –

Bravery

Many a times we want to do things that are passionate about or we feel will give us fulfilment but when we share our ideas with those closest to us and they happen not to think it will work, we get discouraged and abandon it. Sometimes, it is not because they don’t want us to succeed but because they try to protect us from that awful feeling of failure. I have had such moments but having the courage to push forward despite others not agreeing with me has enabled me to better my life and build my confidence.

“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage”.

         – Dale Carnegie –

Perseverance

Staying focussed and continuing to work on my goals despite the numerous challenges that life throws to me has enabled me to achieve my dreams. If I do have a strong reason as to why I’m doing something then giving up is never an option, no matter how tough the going gets, I’ll always push on. It doesn’t matter how long it takes me to reach my destination, so long as it is important, I’ll keep on going. Being able to persevere in different tough situations that we might found ourselves in, helps us to be more creative and explore other possibilities.

“The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers”.

           – Scott Peck –

Generosity

My vision is to help as many people as I can to live their best lives. Helping someone to reach their full potential gives me great sense of fulfilment. It is not necessarily that you must have acquired great wealth or huge success to be generous, you can give what you can. We all need compassion and empathy therefore just being there when one needs you can help uplift their spirits. I love sharing my experience in my journey and encouraging others to believe in themselves and work towards their dreams.

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give”.

          – Winston Churchill –

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