Michael Jackson Impersonator

“If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I'm about to do today ?”

It was in October, 2011.

When the news broke out with the death of Steve Jobs - the late CEO of Apple. And the sentence above was from Steve Jobs himself when he was giving a speech at Stanford University. It was featured almost all over the news.

Steve Jobs' 2005 Stanford Commencement Address (with intro by President John Hennessy)

That sentence hit me so hard that I began to think about my work and life.

At that time, I felt like I was divided by two identities: a banker by day and a Moondancer by night.

"OK. So if today were the last day of my life, would I want to do this banking or Moondancing job? Which path should I choose?"

The answer is a big NO for the banking job. A really big NO!

If you work for a bank or know someone working for a bank, you may know the reason.

So did I quit my banking job and choose the Moondancing path immediately?

Not yet!

Not until 2015!

That means 4 years later since I began to question myself!

At that time, a banking job offered me better financial security than Moondancing. And I was such a coward for being too fearful to jump out of that comfort zone.

"I must do something to build multiple income streams, preferably passive online income. I must do it!"

And when I made 2000 USD from doing my Moondancing gig online, I really this is the path I choose. I will become a Moondancer and a Marketing Artist. These 2 identities support each other much better than non-related "banker-dancer".

Oh well, the banking job did support me with financial security. But money is not everything in life, right?

Because if you only work for money, you will be exhausted and compare yourself with others with more money. Chasing money and social status is not me.

I love freedom.

I love working on my own.

I love getting my own schedule.

I love setting and completing my own KPIs.

I love trying new things and am willing to take responsibility for my mistakes and enjoy my achievements.

So here I am at this path, being a Moondancer and a Marketing Artist.

How did I do it?

You can read more about my story of how I made $2000 from working as a freelancer by dancing like Michael Jackson.


If you want to read another longer version of my life story. You can read this "How many 10 years will we have in our life?" blog post.

This is the story that I wrote to take part in George Ten's story writing challenge. I have emailed him the story and looking forward to his feedback.

How do you think of this story? Is it interesting enough? Does it inspire you or change something in your mind or give you a new perspective?

Because as George Ten said:

"Stories are the LEAST confrontational/direct way to make a point. To persuade. To change minds."

I really look forward to your answer in the comment section, especially my dear forever true good friend, Yvette Sanchez - who always comment and support me since 2022.

After all, try asking yourself this question:

"If today were the last day of your life, what would you want to do most?"


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