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.
Look, this blogging thing is hard. Sometimes it doesn’t even make sense why I get on some platform called WordPress and write things only a dozen people will see. You kind of get the feeling that you’re wasting your time.
I’ve seen on a blog post or two how it is important that you write for yourself or a particular reader, but you can’t neglect the fact that some amount of recognition is also important in encouraging the blogger. The likes and the views matter.
Human beings are social beings. We love when we’re being recognized, when we’re being seen, it kind of validates our existence.
“Oh, they know I’m alive. My work matters. What I do matters. I matter.”
Those words up there are some serious dopamine actuators, pure motivation.
It is good to feel good about yourself and also about what you do. Whether you write, take photos, do lab science, work in a bank, an engineer, an artist, it is very important to feel good about yourself.
Fortunately and unfortunately, we live in a world were we have to pay for things to move, you know, there’s got to be some kind of stimulant; money. To get these views you have to pay. You have to pay to promote your posts and your site. It kind of makes sense, but we also see a lot of junk being promoted.
Thanks for reading, friends. Victor here, I love to share thoughts about the world, stories and other things. Well, thanks for reading. Stay tuned.
Sometimes words tire you, and to stay alive you need to dig deeper. You need to understand there are moods and these moods could very much swing. In fact, it’s normal to have mood swings.
Some days you’re brimming with excitement at each word, renewed energy, and other days the words taste stale, sour, if you like. Is this normal? Hell yea! it’s normal.
It’s normal for you to feel fatigued. It’s normal for you to feel disconnected, once a while. Don’t be too hard on yourself, and don’t think you’re lazy either. You’re just tired, it’s okay to be tired.
And it’s also okay to spring back up to life.
Words matter. That’s the truth. Yea, they’re clicheric, yea they are onerous, but they matter. Words make sense. Words are powerful. Powerful enough to give birth to this platform (WordPress) we use in expressing ourselves through writing.
Here are a few things you can do when you feel sapped of creativity.
1. Take a break
Did you know it’s okay to take a break? Yea, don’t worry, you won’t come off as lazy.
Just know that it is okay to take a break. It is okay to say “enough”, shut the lid and just take a stroll.
Are you a writer or a painter or anything in fact? Then just know that when you’re tired of doing what you do over and over again, you can take a break.
It doesn’t mean you lack stamina. It doesn’t mean you’re not cut out for it. So don’t be too hard on yourself.
2. Do something totally unrelated
Let’s say you’re writing a book, and you get to this point where it doesn’t make sense to you anymore. Everything in you is telling you to give up. The better part of you is telling you that your work is crap and it’s not going to see the light of day.
But sometimes not listening to the inside you is the best thing you can do. Sometimes you just need to do something totally unrelated.
Yea, go skiing, go bowling. Do something unrelated to what’s depressing you.
Did you know that meditation is the best cure for an anxious mind? Are you feeling anxious right now?
Good. Anxiety is a good thing, because it gives you a chance to calm your nerves.
So just take a seat. You don’t have to bend your legs yoga style, you just have to switch off the lights (don’t think of anything horror), and just breathe. It doesn’t get any easier than that.
Do you feel better now?
If you have any techniques you use when you’re feeling low and maxed out, please let others know by commenting.
Loads of love to you all reading. It’s takes love to read someone else’s writeup.