Sometimes we are set back in life, but we should always find the strength to start again.
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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Its okay to want to be left alone for a while. It doesn’t mean you’re insensitive, it only means you’re human and need some time to sort personal things out.
People who want to be left alone aren’t inconsiderate, especially if they don’t do it all the time.
Yea, we’re social beings but we still need time to process.
Life is complex (to say the least) and everyone is kind of trying to figure it out. In other words, every human being needs some alone time. Even if you have a spouse or a lover or a close friend, you still need your alone time, because it’s not every last detail about you the other person knows and you still need your alone time to sort things out in your mind.
Thanks for reading as always, friends. Let’s all figure out together, this beautifully perplexing thing called life.
What does it mean to write? What does it mean to express yourself? Where is the best place to express yourself?
For me, writing should be a normal thing. It should be as normal as breathing, like another way to live; take a pen or face a white screen and just scribble. It shouldn’t be any harder than that. It’s not exactly rocket science. You got something to say, then type it away.
So what really discourages writer? I think writers are often discouraged by that picture in their head. They want to be the next J. K. Rowling or the next Stephen King or be like John Greeen. Well, ambition itself doesn’t kill but trying to lift a 11k kg truck by all means could.
It’s pointless trying to lift a 11k kg truck right? I mean, what do you want to show, that you’re the strongest? Those names up there, the big shots, they are 11k kg trucks that lift other heavy things. They didn’t become heavyweights out of a spell from some magic wand, but piece by piece. First the tires, the engine, the bodywork, and bit by bit the whole thing comes together.
I like to think that in anything you’re doing in life, discipline matters a whole lot. You got to suffer to smile later. You simply can’t have your cake and eat it. You got to get down to work, be you a writer, an engineer, a doctor, you gotta do the work. Most people don’t wanna do the work, that’s the problem, they just wanna look into some magic mirror and fantasise about that future self; famous, rich, celebrated. But sadly for most dreamers, reality doesn’t work that way, at least in 99.999% of cases.
Just look at JK Rowling, she wrote about the magic wand and the magical Mirror of Eriseld. Look where she is today.
Never regret a day in your life… #wordsofwisdom