The True Currency of Life is Time...

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My Story

Tom Qiao in Chiang Mai

Hey, I'm Tom - the founder of Flexibility Is Freedom - pleased to meet 'cha! 😀

I used to work 9-5 (okay, more like 9-9) as an investment analyst for a major pension plan. As an undergraduate business student, it was literally a dream come true!

So why did I quit my career and become a passive income entrepreneur? 🤔

Well, I had many reasons (5, to be precise) but it boiled down to this: I realized that while my bank account was going up, my "time" account was slowly ticking away. 🕒

It dawned upon me the irony of trading the best years of my life for money, only to end up (attempting) to trade that money back for a taste of youth again (the "midlife" crisis).

That's why I became a passive income entrepreneur - to build brandable businesses and acquire long-term assets that generate passive to semi-passive income. 📈

Latest Income Reports

December 2022

สวัสดีครับ (Sawadeekrap / Hello) from Bangkok, Thailand! 🇹🇭 Happy New Year 2023! 🎊 After three long years, I finally returned to the Land of Smiles in mid-December 2022. The last time I was here, it was late 2019, just before the beginning of COVID. While I've only been back for two weeks, it feels like […]

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November 2022

Γεια σου (Yassou / Hello) from Athens, Greece! 🇬🇷 Since early November, I've been traveling through Greece and I really enjoy the warm weather, great food, and amazing historical sites in this country. While it's starting to get cold now, it still feels like a typical autumn day in Canada. I've been staying in Athens […]

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October 2022

Greetings from Zadar, Croatia! 🇭🇷 I'm currently travelling through this seriously stunning country during the end of summer season (smaller crowds, lower prices, and good weather!). During this last week, I've visited Dubrovnik (where they filmed most of Game of Thrones), took an absolutely amazing drive from Dubrovnik to Split (with breathtaking views of the […]

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September 2022

(this income report was written later in October 2022) Welcome back to Flexibility Is Freedom! Astute observers will have noticed that the website was down for a few months - this was because I received an image copyright email demanding payment for a random image used on the blog. Rather than go through the headache […]

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August 2022

(this income report was written later in October 2022) Welcome back to Flexibility Is Freedom! Astute observers will have noticed that the website was down for a few months - this was because I received an image copyright email demanding payment for a random image used on the blog. Rather than go through the headache […]

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July 2022

(this income report was written later in October 2022) Welcome back to Flexibility Is Freedom! Astute observers will have noticed that the website was down for a few months - this was because I received an image copyright email demanding payment for a random image used on the blog. Rather than go through the headache […]

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June 2022

(this income report was written later in October 2022) Welcome back to Flexibility Is Freedom! Astute observers will have noticed that the website was down for a few months - this was because I received an image copyright email demanding payment for a random image used on the blog. Rather than go through the headache […]

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May 2022

Welcome back to Flexibility Is Freedom and apologies for the later-than-usual income report. I've been busy trying to complete my basement renovations before summer patio season. 🍹 I'm about 90% of the way there and I'm excited to share some photos with you guys soon! For this month's income report, we're gonna keep things short […]

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April 2022

Welcome back to Flexibility Is Freedom! This month's income report is short and sweet as I'm currently (still) working on my next steps 2022-2023 blog post, which I intend to publish very soon. 🤗 April was a surprisingly strong month with revenue setting a new record for 2022 (but still lower than the ATH set […]

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