Get your head out of the sand
It amazes me how most of us get caught up in the
“rat race of life”.
Get up – eat breakfast – go to work – come home
eat dinner – back to bed – start it all over again
From the time we are first going off to school, we are told to study hard, get good grades and someday we can land a good paying job. Report cards, principles, open school nights and parent teacher conferences all to keep us in line and do what were told.
When we go to high school we start to take some elective courses along with the basic’s. Now we’re taking some courses to get us ready for college. We’re told that a good job will bring security and a good life.
How good is this life if I have to go to work every day being a slave for someone else who owns that business. We get (if lucky) 2-15 minute breaks and 1/2 hour for lunch. You have to be working 1 year to qualify for a week’s vacation.
I remember the first time the word “college” came up and I said, “I don’t think I want to go to college”. I was immediately told, “well, the world needs ditch diggers too”. So, not wanting to be breaking my back all my life, it was off to college.
What do we learn at college?
If your fortunate enough to not get caught up in all the partying that is going on, you may learn something that first year. Once you get through the first year, most students start to pay more attention. But to me its all an education to fit you into your spot in the rat race.
We get out of college and if your lucky enough land yourself a good job with a company in the field you studied. Now your a full member of the rat race . Wake up, eat, go to work, come home, eat, go to sleep and start all over again.
Realistically, how secure is that job? I have had friends and family that have been with a company for years, one was 30 years, and they were let go due to budget cuts. I was once told by my boss of 12 years, no position is secure.
Why do we do it?
Because it was what we have been told from the day we started going to school. Its a way of thinking that our parents lived by and their parents and so on. Just think of all the control we are under everyday.
When I think of controlling factors, I remember something I was taught in a retail consulting school. When we were designing a store and putting 4″ red tape on the floor to guide customers in a particular way, I asked why do we do this?
The answer was, from the time we started coloring in a coloring book, “Stay within the lines”. When we start to learn how to drive, “stay within the lines”, you go to the bank, “stand in line”.
People don’t realize it, but they “stay within the lines”. Ace hardware was big on this one and one of the first to implement it. Now instead of lines, they use different tile colors to guide you.
Its all a control game that has been going on since the beginning of time. The powers to be in the world want to keep the masses in control ever step of the way. From the time we are born, we are for the most part, controlled.
How can you break free?
Be aware that your in this rat race. Once you can get a grip on that, you have to change your way of thinking. You are allowed to want more out of life, you are allowed to expect more. We know we have to work to pay the bills, but it doesn’t mean we have to work for someone else.
You have to create your passive income stream now so you can quit your 9-5 job later. It’s going to take time, patience and determination, so have a big “WHY”. Why do you want to change? I can’t imagine anyone not wanting to get out of the rat race, but you still need a why.
Working for someone else and making them rich, will never make you rich. The only way for you to find your financial freedom is to be your own boss. Sure you could win the lottery, but honestly what are the chances of that. I have been playing for 16 years, have spent $16,000. (approximately) and have won $300.00. Its probably controlled also.
You think that having a pension is a good deal and its worth all the time you put in. Take a look at all the pension funds in the world, they are all in trouble. Chicago recently raised their taxes up to 35% because their pensions are in such bad shape. Nothing is secure!
Do you realize that your savings accounts, 401k’s and such are no longer secure. Since the last banking crisis in 2008 a new law was signed while you were sleeping. If the banks get into trouble again (and they already are), they can use all that money in savings, pensions, 401k’s to pay off their debt. Nothing is secure!
When you open a checking or savings account, did you ever read through all the paper work and fine print? The money you deposit is not yours, it now belongs to the bank. You are able to withdraw it, (that now has daily limits), but if the bank fails, its gone. Look what happened to Greece a few years ago.
So, get a grip on your financials
Do not live beyond your means. Having every new gadget that comes out is NOT necessary. Start paying down all of your debts starting with the ones that have the highest interest rate. Credit cards, student loans, etc.
Did you know: The only reason that they have kept the interest rate so low is because if it went up a little further, our government would not be able to pay the INTEREST on its debt.
But you can take advantage of this now. Remortgage your home (if you own 1) and pay off any high interest debt you have. Try to lower all the money flowing out of your accounts as much as possible.
Finally you need to start your own passive income stream. It all takes time to get it rolling, so the sooner you start it, the sooner it will be producing income.
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If you want to stop making someone else rich and focus on yourself, get out of the rat race and have your own business producing income within the next 6 months – year, start working towards it now!
The future is NOW, take control of it.
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- Published On : 3 months ago on July 24, 2018
- Author By : Douglas Schmitz
- Last Updated : September 23, 2018 @ 6:19 pm
- In The Categories Of : Affiliate Marketing, building online business
- Tagged With : Rat race