Why do we end up making the same mistakes with our finances? Too often we start with good intentions and end up unsatisfied when it comes to money. What if we changed the way we think about finances and our careers. In America we are trained to learn, earn, and then burn! Put in another way we are taught that a high paying career is the way to freedom, once this is reached we can sit back and enjoy the fruits of our labor. What isn’t discussed is that there is another way to live, this life style does not match the social norm but in the end, does it matter?
Be Strange With Your Money
If you feel normal with your finances I guarantee you are doing something wrong. Never have I talked to someone who is self-made by being normal, this is a fact of life. If you do what everyone around you is doing you will end up like those people, how could you expect anything different? It takes being extreme in life to break out of the averages, why would money be any different? You must commit today to be strange with your money in a positive way!
Challenging The Status Quo
What if we challenged the normal model of learn, earn and burn. Instead what if we change the paradigm to learn, earn, and invest! Middle class America refuses to listen to this advice. Instead people struggle through the week, live for the weekend, and find someone to blame come Monday for their problems. Success is not given or easy, but it can be earned if you want it bad enough. Everyone is tired when they get home from their 9-5 yet we all have the freedom to pursue more, don’t take this for granted.
If you do the same thing that your neighbor, cousin, or teacher did there is a high probability you will end up like them. If these people are who you idolize then by all means, follow their lead! However, if you are seeking more in life accept the fact that you will have to work harder and smarter to improve your situation. No one is responsible for your life but you, stop finding people to blame and take responsibility in your finances and career!
What Are Your Thoughts?
- Do you think being normal with your finances works?
- Why do so many people follow the traditional model?
- What are you doing to break away from the status quo?