There will always be those who reject the ideas expressed on this blog, I know, frustrating, right?
To those who have seen the bright flaming beacon that is monetary freedom, every day is a new reason to smile. This happy group understands that the shackles of the 9 to 5 life are optional, and that their time is to be used for whatever ass kicking adventures they choose. This group harnesses the power of optimism. They are tough, they mock convenience and wasteful luxuries.
And then there are the others…or more unfortunately, the majority.
You know, the ones still stuck on the treadmill. Don’t get me wrong, a select few who still depend on a 40 hour work week do enjoy their work and would be happy to continue it even through financial freedom. However, many endure a Monday-Friday sentence each week that involves waiting impatiently for the weekend and coming home with no creative energy left for their outside of work lives.
As you may already have experienced, it can be disheartening to watch creative and hardworking people continue to be ‘stuck’ missing the simple truth, that money is best used as a tool to buy your own freedom.
When the majority are confronted with the idea of cutting out waste to support a lifestyle of increased freedom, they may respond with some of the typical phases:
“I deserve to treat myself, I work hard”
“I would be miserable if I deprived myself like that”
“You can’t take it with you when you die”
“It’s not possible”
To which I would respond…
“If you enjoy treating yourself, does it not sound like a nice treat eliminating your need to work, living your life by your terms?’
“If you think living an efficient life is about self deprivation, you are missing the point.”
“That is correct, just like how you can’t take your material things with you either, why not choose the route that frees up more of your limited time?
“Two men were sent to the moon using technology that is inferior to the cell phone in your pocket. Nothing is impossible unless you allow it to be.”
Of course, a quick retort from me is not enough to convince everyone. The way I see it, people are split into three different groups (Financially speaking). The A’s, B’s, and C’s.
A’s are all about learning and improving. They not only have things under control under the hood, but they are always actively working to improve themselves and their financial engines.
B’s are the main target group of this blog. B’s may have a financial situation anywhere from average to awful. If given the right push however, they are open to change. B’s will work to improve themselves if given proper motivation, and can easily be converted into the A group.
C’s are hopeless. They will never be convinced that they have the power to make their own change. They blame bullshit external factors like inflation, political policy, or economic doom being right around the corner.
If you have someone in your life who you would like to see flourish, let them know about the changes you have made. A word of warning though, many of the ideas on this blog can feel like a slap in the head. Somewhere along human history many emotions have been tied up with money. Some see money as a cause of pain or evil. For many it is considered to be a taboo subject. Express suggestions lightly and remember that it is a personal decision what someone does with their money.
You may encounter some C’s out there, don’t let them hold you back with their pestering and negativity towards novel ideas.
Also, remember that the best way to convince people of an idea is to SHOW them, not tell them. If you live life in a way that is optimizing your happiness and overflowing your bank account, it will only be a matter of time before others are lining up to ask you how it is done.
So ride your bike! Learn to cook! And find true happiness through experiences, not objects. With your help we can show the world how easy it is and wake up all the B’s out there.