We are all trying to break through many struggles in life, thinking of where the next meal, or house, or car, or anything fancy is going to come from. We all aspire toward some form of greatness, some form financial freedom.
But the truth is financial freedom doesn’t come easy, you have to toil and toil except you’re from some financially rich background. And even if that’s the case, you might still want to make something for yourself.
I don’t judge people based on fortunes they were born into. Be you rich or poor, life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it. If you have a good head start, then good for you. End of the day, quality of life is what really matters, how influential you’ve been in other people’s lives.
But for clarity sake, what is financial freedom?
Financial freedom is the level you reach when you have amassed enough income to live the life you want.
Take note of the word want. Remember that want is different from need. You need what is necessary, you want what you
want dream. Two very different things.
Okay, enough talk. What must you do today to be truly financially free?
Here are some tips:
1. Spend Less Than You Can Afford
I’m sure this isn’t your first time of hearing something like this, but it doesn’t make it any less true or valid.
Truth is, you need to be as frugal as you can be.
People run into financial troubles most times because they spend more than they can afford.
This tip is telling you to spend way less than you can afford. Instead of going for that 10 bucks meal, make it a 5. Yea, even though you can afford a 20. That’s the whole point to this.
2. Learn to Bargain
Some people say they don’t bargaining skills. I say, there’s no such thing, we all learn as we go.
Negotiation is an art. It’s a skill you just have to learn to be financial emancipated. It’s very important.
“It’s 10 bucks, can I pay 5?”
“That’s too low, take it for 9.”
“Okay, you know what, I’ll give you 7, that’s all I have.”
Probably the oldest trick in the book, right? But still very useful.
I also tell people, money has one language; save me today and I’ll you tomorrow.
Thanks for reading. The hustle is real indeed. I hope I was of help here. If so, then share, like, comment, anything.
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