Hi, I’m Mani (Manish Choudhary). I’m a Mechanical Engineering Graduate who in pursuit of financial independence, has converted into a full time blogger (disclaimer).
After working in the corporate world for almost 16+ years, I bid it adieu. It was a tough move, but I did it to pursue my passion (blogging).
I wrote my first blog in year 2008. For next 8-9 years I wrote blogs as ‘my way’ of de-stressing. In 2017, I finally decided to follow blogging as my full-time engagement.
Not long time back, I was a full time employee of a company. Today I’m working as a full time blogger. I like to work alone. Compared to a job, blogging as a profession has its own set of challenges. But I’m loving all of it. Why? Because I love writing.
This is one reason why you will not find any guest posts and sponsored articles on my blog. Every article published here has been self produced.
Like any other work, in blogging, what fetches most returns (in form of reader base, traffic volume, brand recognition etc), is innovation combined with simplicity. Reads will like my articles only if it has something new to offer, is understandable, and is also adding value. I’m slowly evolving my writing style to ensure this for my readers.
Most of the time I’m either reading or writing. I also spend time in developing MS Excel based tools to fulfil my personal urges of investment. These days I also offer them as a basket of products for my readers. I’ve also written couple of e-books (now offline). But my book writing skill is still nascent. I hope to explore it more in coming years.
In last few years a new skill has been developed – software programming. Though basic, but now I could build few free online calculators for my readers.
Previously, I have worked in the role of a Project Manager with Tata’s & others companies (16+ years). Management of my project was also something which used to give me my highs. The whole process of planning, designing, and constructing a portion of Steel Plant was almost like a dream come true.
Had blogging not became my first preference, I would have loved to continue managing my projects. The challenges of keeping up with the process knowledge, on-site executions, multiple-project planning, client handling, team management – were both beautiful and ugly at the same time. But even after this, a feeling of emptiness was always present. Ultimately I could find a way to feel more complete. I started afresh by allowing my passion to take a lead of my life.
Project Management was my liking, but blogging is my passion. Now, every day I do what I love doing – Blogging. I love being referred as a blogger.
The idea with which I started learning about money management still stands true. I want to achieve financial Independence. These are not just any two letter word for me. Like people recite Slokas, I preach the goal of financial independence.
This goal works like a searchlight. It has given a more definite direction and purpose to my life. I’m now chasing my dream to achieve financial independence. There are few milestones to achieve. A route to success has been deeply engrained in my mind.
In the process of attaining financial independence, I’m also liking the work of brand building. I want to see my blog #getmoneyrich as a resectable brand in its own niche. How I plan to achieve it? Several things to be done. But presently I’m focussing on my contents. It is a first step that will pave the way for other To-Do’s. Considering that I like to work on my own, taking few but sure steps towards the goal is essential.
Running a half-marathon in next 1-2 year is a goal which fuels me with energy. Though I’m already 40+ but as a runner I’m still a beginner. I’m not somebody who likes to follow a fitness regime – but I try to stick to it. I’ve realised that there is a direct correlation between physical fitness and mental finesse. It helps improving my writing.
I am not much of a TV watcher, but I like to follow sports on TV. These days Netflix/Amazon Prime has made entertainment more accessible. They also gives access to nice documentaries. I try to keep my books handy. Though, these days I spend more time reinventing my own work.
I’m more of an introvert. I try to avoid attracting-attentions towards myself. I am also a private person by nature. It helps me to work with more focus. I like working in details rather than hovering around things superficially.
What I do not like about me? Having less control on my eating habits. 🙂
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” Martin Luther King Jr.
How a person acts, reacts, and behaves in face of “challenges” is the best description of his/her character. “When going gets tough, the tough gets going”. The real challenge of life is to be tough and humble at the same time, when conditions are not in our favour. Why I believe in this theory? Because people who faced their demons bravely and with grace, are the ones who become successful.