I’ve always had a real problem with authority. Especially the incompetent kind. If someone tells me not to push the red button, they’d better give me a damn good reason. It’s part due to my curiosity, and part the rebel in me.
There’s a certain satisfaction to leaving a job on your own terms. After years of being told what to do and how to do it, the tables are turned, for just a moment. I am now 2 weeks away from having that conversation once again.
We are creatures of habit. Especially when you get married, have kids, and become embedded into a career like a Mississippi tick. It is so easy to get stuck into your daily loop and annual routines. Once you build up momentum,
We have a lot of ground to cover today, so let’s get started….. You may have heard that something like 90% of statistics are completely made up. Yes, it’s true! It’s a ballpark estimate, but it’s only accurate about 20% of the time,
Like a lot of folks, Elon Musk believes that artificial intelligence will bring social disruption, massive unemployment, and general dystopia. I say Mr. Musk is wrong. Now, I don’t mean to throw shade on one of the most successful business-fellas of our time.
That’s it folks! It’s time to declare the untimely demise of “Early Retirement”. The future is unsettled. Early Retirement Dreamers can no longer stake their future on unreliable statistics and uncertain projections. Early Retirement is dead! Long live Early Retirement!
Congratulations, you’ve made it half-way! Woo-hoo! Way to go! What’s next? OK, yes, let’s not talk about what’s next – that’s too depressing. Let’s talk about what you can do right now: It’s time for your midlife crisis!
One of my best friends from college, Bob, came over for dinner last week. We were discussing my plans to quit my job and take a Family Gap Year in South America, and he said something that really stuck with me.
A Clocksucker is someone who wastes time, usually unintentionally. They are particularly common in large companies. They steer projects in pointless directions. They hijack meetings with endless bloviating, and they write massive emails which nobody actually reads.
When you’re in you’re 20s it seems like everyone you know is getting married. In your 30s, they’re all raising kids and focusing on a career. In your 40s, the big trend is the midlife crisis.
Quit Wasting Time, and Start Hustling!
I firmly believe that side hustles are a key step for early retirement dreamers. Of course, there are many who have gained financial independence without a side hustle, but having a side hustle makes early retirement much easier to achieve for most of us.