Hello and welcome to My Living The Dream website, where I believe you will find ways to generate income that will help you make your dreams a reality.
Hello, I am Harvey the creator of My Living The Dream. I was born on the beautiful island of Jamaica but grew up in the United Kingdom. I left England at 16 and immigrated to Canada and my family settled in Ottawa, Ontario. The capital of Canada.
In Canada, as you may know, we are fortunate to actually experience four seasons. Living in Ottawa that can be a blessing and some might say a curse. You see at one point in time, Ottawa, was the second coldest capital in the world, but with the breaking up of the Soviet Union, it has dropped to number five, which is still pretty cold. That means in winter people, including me are seeking somewhere warm, and the living is laid back.
From an early age, I would tell my parents that I would be going back to Jamaica. I did not know in what capacity, tourist, returning resident, that was my dream and it never changed. What changed was my wanting to experience other cultures, cuisines and lifestyles, not just Jamaican and I have managed to do that either through business, sports or tourism. In living my dream, however, I quickly realized that I needed to make sufficient income so that I could afford to make those trips around the world whenever the desire hit me.
After graduating from College, Southern Alberta Institute Of Technology (SAIT), I was fortunate to land a job with the Government of Canada. Why do I say that was fortunate? With the Federal Government, I got to travel right across Canada and get to know most of the Provinces and major cities. I say most because I did not make it to Newfoundland, Yellowknife or the Yukon. Did I mention that Canada is also the second largest landmass country in the world? Well it is, Russia is the largest.
Another benefit of working in the Federal Government was having the opportunity to build a career that would earn me the funding necessary to live my dream.
I am now retired and I receive a very comfortable pension package. You see the Federal Public Service Pension Plan is the third largest in Canada and depending on how well you manage your career, you can exit with a pension that will allow you to continue to live the lifestyle to which you are accustomed.
That is nice but remember I want to travel and enjoy retirement. Yes, I can save until I have the money to take those vacations, but that would mean waiting to travel every other year. The other approach I figured would be to earn sufficient “crazy money,” that would allow me to travel five months of the year and that is why I have started this website.
As I was brainstorming this site I got to thinking of who would benefit from a site that showed them the way to actually live their dreams, whether it is to make “crazy money,” in retirement, make money to further their education or to simply get out of the rat race and build their own online business.
A lot of the Generation Y and Millenniums appear to not want to work for anyone and are seeking to create their own businesses. Personally, I think that is a great idea. You may not get along with everyone you work for or with and given the current work environment, some of them may not find employment.
Some pensioners have retired with what they thought would be a nice pension, but with inflation and the need for medical treatment as they age, are now seeking different ways to supplement their pensions. There are many others out there that are looking for ways to increase their income, whether it is someone that has lost a job or someone in a low paying job. These are the individuals I want to help turn their dream into a reality whatever it might be.
MY GOAL FOR SITE
The goal of this site is to introduce people to a method of generating passive income. For those of you who do not know, passive income is money they can generate while you sleep or vacation.
Those of us who have worked until retirement do not want to go back into the workforce if we can avoid it but circumstances are forcing some of us to do just that. Whether it is the loss of an income from a significant other, or trying to earn additional funds to enjoy retirement.
There are others who dislike being on the 9-5 schedule and working for someone else or students that simply are trying to find the funds to continue their education. My goal is to help those that fit this type of situation achieve their dream and in the process make my dream a reality.
If you have any questions or comment, feel free to leave them below.
All the best,