So let me guess. You grew up thinking you would become rich and famous and that life was always going to be easy. Now you busting your hump at a 9 – 5 job in order to make someone else lots of money, while you take home your measly paycheck every week. You wish you could just quit your job, and support yourself doing what you love.
This is the wish of 90% of 9-5′ ers, working for someone else’s company. But 90% of that 90% will never do anything about it. They will never be able to take that step of quitting their soul sucking job, and starting to build something of their own.
And there is one main reason for this. This reason is their monthly expenses. It’s very simple. The less expenses you have, the more freedom you have. The more expenses you have, the tighter the shackles to corporate life become.
Your trapped before you even start
This problem starts immediately for people entering the work force. You are told your entire life to go to college so you can get a good job. Its more like you go to college so you HAVE to get a good job.
If you take out student loans you are set up immediately upon graduation to HAVE to enslave yourself to pay off thousands of dollars of debt. If you haven’t gone to college yet do everything in your power to pay your way through.
Most kids don’t know what they want to do with their lives coming out of college. But when they do, they are forced to make rash career decisions just because they must start to pay off student loans. With the economy the way it is they will take any job they can find just to be able to do this. This starts you off in a shitty career that you may hate, but this career may become the rest of your life. The rest of your one life.Your job is your life. Many people may say B.S to this, your job isn’t your life, it just funds your life. Bullshit. Your job is your life. You dedicate 9 hours a day to it and 5 days of your week. Its your life.
I’m not against college, I went and it was the best part of my life. And degrees are extremely important, especially if you are pursuing what you love. But at all cost avoid student loans and debt. You may come out of college and wish to travel the world and find yourself for a year. Too bad if you have loans, you are now a slave.
Don’t become dependent on your job
College debt or not, the biggest mistake people make when there stuck at a job they hate is they become dependent on their job.
They buy or lease fancy BMW’s, to show the world their “status.” Now they are stuck paying 400+ a month plus 150+ for car insurance. They become dependent on their job to pay this monthly bill for the next 3 years. They can’t quit or else they won’t make their payments. They are literally stuck. Its incredible how many people hate their job and want out but literally just keep increasing the need for them to stay.
The next thing they do is rack up the credit card debt. Another 10 grand you have to pay off with interest. Another reason why you have to get up and sit in an hour of traffic, in your overpriced car, wearing clothe’s you bought on credit. Then you sit there and wish you could be working for yourself, but you are the only one who is stopping you.
The worst part about this situation is that the car, the clothes, the nice place, its doesn’t mean shit. Its doesn’t make you happy. If you are not living the life you want and are doing something you don’t want to for 9 hours everyday your life will struggle. The things you bought to make you happy are literally the things that are keeping you unhappy.
Live a minimalist lifestyle
Life a minimalist life. Its so simple. I’ve done both, and I love nice things. But there is nothing nicer than doing what you want, and living the life you want to live.
1) Ditch the fancy cars
2) Ditch the over priced designer clothes
3) Throw away the god dammed credit cards
4) Find cheap rent
5) Keep your expenses as low as you can.
You can even keep your shitty job for a while while you save up money to invest in something you love, or to start your own business. If you are that miserable you can even quit your job, and just figure things out. You will have the leeway to do so. You won’t have to make thousands of dollars every month just to live. As long as you have those high monthly expenses you will be stuck at your job. No matter how bad you want to quit. It’s as simple as that.
If you have student loans, you gotta do what you gotta do. Work until you are debt free and then STAY debt free. Forever. Debt is the worst thing you can do to yourself. It completely sucks your freedom out of you and put stress into your life. People who live debt free are:
1) Less Stressed
It’s really very simple. If you want to quit your job and live free, you must keep your expenses as low as possible. It doesn’t get any clearer than that. Save up, don’t use credit, and don’t take loans. Buy in cash when you can afford it.
And one day when you’ve started your own website or business, in your own free time, you will be able to afford the nice cars, the awesome apartments, and the dapper clothes. And then they will add to your happiness. Not turn you into a slave. The choice is yours.