“Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.” -Confucius Everyone wants to be paid to do what they love. If you could do something you loved doing to earn money, something you would do even if you were not paid, that would effectively be a 0 hour work week. That is much better than the 4 hour work week that has developed quite a cult following. Tim Ferriss, please don’t sue me. Unfortunately, most people don’t enjoy what they do for money and feel trapped in a job they hate. I… read more →
Paint a picture of your ideal life. I bet there are a lot more naps. Probably much slower paced, and no more with that job stuff. You’d probably spend more time with your family. Maybe you’d have the time and energy for that project you’ve had on the back burner for so long. For most people, their primary focus and energy outlet is their job. If they don’t have one, they focus on getting one as if it’s the end of the world to not have a job. From a young age, you are put into a system designed to… read more →
In a recent lucky turn of events, my mountain bike tire popped while on a bike trail and, on my way to the bike store for supplies with my girlfriends bike, her rear derailleur broke. What’s a guy to do?
Having recently moved into an apartment with my lady, I had been put in a situation that required some furniture. Not wanting to drop much cash, and itching to improve my woodworking skills, the solution was clear: DIY pallet furniture. After receiving the suggestion from a user in the early retirement extreme forums, I couldn’t get the idea out of my mind. I need to build a house one day, so I gotta start somewhere. “The supplies are free, and I get to save money on furniture?” I thought to myself. Before I knew it, I was crusing around looking… read more →
Why is financial independence such a hard sell? I don’t get it. Not one bit. It sounds wonderful to me. Absolutely wonderful. Yet when I try to tell people about it, nobody seems interested! I haven’t ‘converted’ a single person. Not one. When I first stumbled upon this stuff, it was like the great sea had opened up. I heard angels singing. I wanted to tell everyone I knew – there was a way out! But Fuck. They are stuck in Plato’s Cave. People just don’t understand. “You mean, suck the fun out of life when you are young just… read more →
Supermarkets have pervaded modern society. The jumbo stores with big lights can be seen in cities throughout the world. They can be hard to avoid when you need food, especially when it is the closest place to your house. Today, I offer up five quick reasons why you should probably be avoiding your supermarket, and what some better options are.
Oh, television. The bane of productivity, the kryptonite of intelligence, an express route to becoming an intellectual sloth. Since the invention of the television, countless (over a billion!) hours of beautiful human potential has been wasted. Life energy being sucked out of us by a flashing screen that we have empowered. We could be so much more. Why do you want to contribute to this? I just sold my broken 50″ television for $40. I don’t plan to buy another. In fact, I never bought this one! When I was younger, I often made interest free loans to my brother.… read more →