A big part of my story is about early retirement.
I’ll tell you this: I was never the sharpest knife in the drawer. Or the smartest kid in class. In fact, I suffered from a learning disability all throughout school because I didn’t pick things up as quickly as my classmates.
I have never believed that focusing on yourself first is selfish. In fact, I am firmly convinced that prioritizing yourself and building a strong and solid foundation for your life is one of the healthiest pursuits that any human being can undertake.
The average hiring manager takes less than 10 seconds to decide whether to throw your resume in the trash or call you in for an interview.
I don’t know what my mid-life crisis will look like, but I know that it won’t involve driving around in a fast, loud sports car built to damage the eardrums of anyone within a square mile. Why?
Hard truths can be tough to swallow, but for many of us, they can also instantly transform our lives. Finding ways to improve our lives isn’t always easy and it often takes brutal honesty; honesty that we’re afraid to admit to ourselves. But, I’ve found that honesty is like a hump.
Live a healthy life. It’s something that most of us want, but it eludes way too many of us. We spend a lot of time worrying about things that are outside of our control. As a result, we grow frustrated. We get angry. Maybe even feel sorry for ourselves. It’s a constant battle, isn’t it?
I was in the fourth grade. And as kids tend to do, I was in one of those moods. I challenged a kid to a fight after school in the gym.
I know, this sounds super condescending. Maybe even over-simplified. Things are never really THAT simple, are they? Fair enough.