Keith Everett

SCREW The Easy Life. Live By Design Instead

You may have heard this quote by Josh Perry:

Don’t wish for an easy life. Focus on being stronger every day.

I think everyone would appreciate an easier life. However, living in search of that easy life can be tough and often heartbreaking, as life itself is never really that easy for long. The system that most of us choose to live by is seriously flawed.

What system is that?

The system of following everyone else.. Striving for a normal life and “fitting it”

To be honest, when you look at that life with a magnifying glass and a fine-tooth comb, it kinda SUCKS!…

Most people go to work for five days a week to pay the bills and have two days off at the weekend to live a “normal” life. This works well for some who earn a very good income, but for many, it’s a nightmare of always trying to play catch-up.

The Game Is Designed So You Can’t Win

It’s as if the goalposts are constantly being moved. Just as you catch up, something else happens.. maybe fuel prices rise, or someone starts a war in another part of the world, and the price of food starts to soar. Or maybe you get a pandemic and everyone starts panic-buying toilet rolls..

There is always something going on to keep you on your toes.. always something to instill fear into people, and when people are fearful they seek comfort.. Fear keeps us compliant, fear keeps us broke.

We seem to be constantly paying bills and working. Even if you do earn a good salary, you are forever tied to that salary. Should you get fired, made redundant, or perhaps get seriously ill, your comfortable life can start to falter..

We give up control by handing important parts of our life over to an outside source.

So, what’s the answer?

Create your own economy. Don’t get too comfortable with one income. Always be looking at alternatives to the job. Nowadays it’s just too easy for a single income to disappear. To create a life you don’t have to go on a vacation to escape from requires living by design. This means creating your own economy, creating income that isn’t tied to a job.

Life is never easy, but always trying to make it easy is a serious mistake. People become broke and busted, by a serious lack of “doing”. They are prepared to work 40 or 50 hours a week for someone else rather than trust themselves to create their own business and work 40 or 50 hours a week in that.

Of course, it’s much easier to just go and get a job, but over the period of your entire life what is this actually costing you?.

At one time (back in the 1950’s) you only needed 1 income to support an entire family. Those days are long gone. Life has become very expensive, and with all that extra cost comes extra strain and stress.

The truth is, people, need a lot of money these days, to sample any kind of real freedom, and If you are tied to a job, you have very little time to enjoy freedom anyway as you are nearly always at the job. There are only seven days in a week and if you are giving up five of them for a job, you are giving up a huge part of your life just to hold it all together.

Passive Income For More Freedom

The system of work till you drop and then get a government pension is seriously flawed. The only body that this system suits is the government.

It’s a consumer-based system where you work and spend yourself into debt. Mortgages, energy bills, car bills, food bills. These are all things we are paying each month to make others wealthy. We then pay tax to the government on our income at source, and also tax to the government on what we spend.

Tax alone eats up a huge part of what we earn.

We over-consume and under-earn. This often leads to borrowing and ending up in debt.

Consumers in the United States had 15.24 trillion dollars in debt as of the third quarter of 2021, the majority of which was home mortgages, at 10.44 trillion U.S. dollars. Student loan debt was the second largest component, totaling 1.58 trillion U.S. dollars.

There are several reasons why people spend their lives not getting what they really want and one of them, the most common of all is to keep choosing the EASY life. This starts by leaving your income up to other people.

Let me explain:

We avoid so many things trying to live a comfortable life, one of those things is allowing others to dictate how much we should earn. We value ourselves at the pay we choose to accept.

A person who earns a $100 an hour, doesn’t work 10 times harder than a person earning $10 an hour. They just work smarter.

How do we do this?

Realization is the first step. We are all capable of more. No one got rich on day 1, they had to work at it. The first step is to build a second income alongside your salary. You do this from one of the many income streams available online. Don’t touch this income, just keep re-investing the profit back into the business.

Eventually, if you have created your side hustle correctly, you will be able to outsource a lot of the work, making more time for other stuff, like living. Once you start to grow that side hustle into a full-time enterprise, you will be able to release yourself from the reliance of a job.

You fade yourself out gradually from your job and build your business, outsourcing where possible till your business is almost running itself. This is when you will start to experience time freedom. This is valuable time you have managed to claw back from the jaws of trading time for money.

Instead of working for money, let money work for you.

This may not be everyone’s cup of tea, and I understand that. The world is run by people doing jobs and working for others. BUT, that doesn’t mean that has to be you. If you are happy with that life, then fair play to you, but a lot of people are currently dissatisfied with their job, if this is you, start working your way out of it.

This book will help you to do that.. It’s written by me and based on my actual experience of struggling in jobs for years and finally breaking free.

I hope you enjoyed this post. If you did, please do leave a comment below and share the post. Much appreciated.

Have a great day

Keith

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