Mindset: How to Stop Being a Wage-Slave
By Milly Hailstone
Are you somebody who just sits around waiting for your life to get better? Someone who always says they will do it ‘tomorrow’ - and yet tomorrow never comes? Are you afraid to leave your comfort zone? I’m here to tell you that you need to shake things up.
I recently read a life-changing book that is totally inspiring me to get my life together - or my financial life I should really say. Though, it’s all connected really isn’t it - as the money you earn dictates what kind of life you lead.
For example - if you had a billion euros/dollars/pounds would you be living the same life you are now? Probably not, right? So, it’s time to start making changes. It’s all about realising that you are in charge of your life. Your thoughts and actions create your reality. Don’t be one of those people who ‘waits’ for something good to come along, go out and get it.
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Make Your Own Luck
As for that book I mentioned above, it's called Rich Dad Poor Dad: What The Rich Teach Their Kids About Money - That The Poor And Middle Class Do Not, and it taught me that there are radically different ways to earn money. Ways that you can use to free yourself from being a wage slave - so naturally, I’m interested.
I had a chat with my boyfriend, and I offered up some inspired reasoning on how we’re gonna gain financial freedom and not be traditional salary-reliant workers. I dunno about you, but I’m sick of working for the man. But, he was worried that I was starting to sound like a capitalist. Which is everything I’m trying not to be.
However, I saw all this money talk in a different way. It’s a way to beat the system. By changing your relationship with money and learning about finances, you can change everything and stop living like you are tied down. Let’s take the power back.
In schools, we’re taught random subjects. We’re not taught how to function in society, or how to earn money. We’re just groomed into being employees. And, unless you want to stay that way forever - dependent on your crappy job, your horrible boss, and your low wage, you need to educate yourself.
Play them at their own game. That’s exactly what I plan to do.
Don’t Settle for a Low Wage
I want to encourage you to find a different path, one that makes you happy and lets you live the life you’ve always wanted. I’m not talking about chasing promotions or getting another job at another company for a slightly higher wage. It's all about educating yourself.
I want you to be in charge of your money. So, you need to learn how to make money work for you - instead of working for it. Rich Dad, Poor Dad is a little out of date now as it talks about the stock market, owning businesses and real estate as a means of financial freedom, but I know this can be done with web-based businesses, too. Or, if you’re feeling ambitious, why not make it a mixture of the four.
Are you ready for something more? To find your path?
Then you need to stop procrastinating. Dump Netflix, your TV, and whatever else is acting as a distraction - if you want more, you need the time to figure out a plan. And put that plan into action. I would fully recommend reading Rich Dad Poor Dad as it’ll challenge your perspective of money - which is something we all really need.
With some research, time and an open mind, you will start to discover and then earn from various streams of passive income. Passive income is money you earn that you don’t need to trade time for. It’s like the ads on my website - I just place them there with minimal effort, and they start to bring in some cash. Another example of this is gains from stocks and bonds, or earnings made from an ebook. After making the initial effort, there is no limit to the amount of income you can bring in.
If you’re interested in doing something more, I would suggest reading Rich Dad Poor Dad, which you can get on Amazon using my link. If you buy this book I might make a small commission - which is something I’m highlighting to you to prove how easy it is to make passive income online.
Consider this the first day of the rest of your life. Now go and read that book - knowledge is an incredible investment.