Are you retiring FROM a rat race, or retiring TO a rat race? We usually think of retirement as a reprieve from the hectic workday world, but once you start planning through the logistics of retirement, it becomes clear: retirement can be a rat race all its own. What role should the market play in your retirement plan? How will you handle the cost of health care, or what if you need long-term care? How can you live the lifestyle you want and still leave a legacy? In this, his first book, Jeff Vogel handles these questions and many more, helping readers think through how they will approach their own situations with the characteristic deft and nuance that have defined his practice. With stories based in personal experience, Jeff and his son, Jon, relate the challenges of planning for retirement and discuss how to build strategies that can help you exit the rat race.
Change your strategy, and you will change your outcome. Are you tired of the constant hamster wheel that is your life? Do you wonder if theres a way to exit the rat race and still have a meaningful and fulfilling life? Have you tried to exit but never fully achieved it?If that sounds like you, then Robbert-Jan Nuis has the answer. In this straightforward guide and workbook, he outlines whats holding you back and the strategies you need to untether yourself from the rat race successfully. It gives you the answers to the questions you have but could never solve.Wake Up With The Controlled Exit Strategy will help you:start and finish the process of becoming your true selfunderstand the use of the Body-Mind-Spirit paradigm in making the transitionidentify and navigate the Matrix/Systemcarry out a Controlled Exit and unplug gracefullyUnlike most self-help books, this is quickly digestible and easy to refer to whenever you feel off-track. Its time to lead the life youre meant to have with The Controlled Exit Strategy.
Attaining financial freedom and independence is not rocket science. It is within the reach of everyone ready to focus and pay the full price, to start from where you are to get to where you want to be. Practical Steps to Financial Freedom and Independence outlines practical steps you need to take to get from where you are financially to where you want to be. Drawing extensively from the author's personal experience and spiced with humor, Practical Steps to Financial Freedom and Independence, like a friendly guide takes you by the hand and shows you the way home.Each chapter covers a step with an illustration from the author's personal life. With these steps, you learn how to discover yourself, your unique gifts and talents and how to make your unique contribution to the world, becoming who you were born to be in the process. The journey to financial freedom and independence is not just about becoming rich, but the freedom to live your dreams, and in the process give others permission to live theirs.
Learn how to expand your physical education or recreation program without exceeding your budget! Veteran physical educator Bev Davison shares practical, ready-to-use strategies for making equipment using inexpensive, readily available materials and even trash; using traditional equipment in nontraditional ways; extending the life of old or broken equipment; obtaining free equipment; and organizing and executing refreshingly creative fundraisers. All of the equipment is easy to assemble - no mechanical skill is needed. Plus, the book describes dozens of unique games and activities that use the equipment to teach important skills.
Rat Race is a term used to describe a frustrating, hard-to-break financial lifestyle. It is a lifestyle that is lived by countless people, oblivious to the very nature of it, to a degree that even when called upon, vehemently deny it.To summarize the Rat Race, It involves subjecting one's self to a time-consuming job, saddling one's self with heavy mortgages/rents, bills, children, and liabilities, forcing the individual to continue busting his or her ass at that same job. The illusion that working at the same job will be better bars off alternatives.It is also a misconception that getting more money will solve financial distress, but those who subject themselves most voluntarily to the race, just spend more and more, digging themselves the same hole. "I'm not interested in money." They will say. If they aren't, then why are they thanklessly toiling their lives away and constantly bitching about their financial scarcity?It involves a variable combination of self-induced fear of poorness, a lack of choice, horrible spending habits, or the inability to adapt to the new changes in the work force taking place during the time of this definition entry.There exists many options for financial gain and exit of the rat race. Remember, the definition of insanity also entails doing the same thing over and over again, in an attempt to make things change.I always advise people to get their information from someone who has been there and done it. There is no point asking your morbidly obese doctor how to lose weight because he hasn't got the first clue. Of course this won't stop him giving you advice. This seems like an obvious point but day in day out intelligent people ask their poor friends for financial advice. They ask their co-workers what they think about escaping the 9 to 5. The advice they get back is 100% proof bull crap but offered with 100% certainty that it is correct. There are thousands of books out there about escaping the daily grind, living the life of your dreams and becoming fabulously wealthy. A great deal of them are written by people who are in an equally poor (or even worse) situation as the target audience the book is intended for. You can't be too critical of them because at least they are fighting to get where they want to go. Most people are passengers in life, white knuckling their trip down the river, entirely unaware the oars are just under the seat. So here's why you should listen very carefully to what I have to say in this book. Everything I am going to tell you to do, I have done myself. I have been poor, I have worked a 9 to 5 job that sucked my soul out my ass for 40 hours a week but I have also escaped it and become insanely wealthy as a result.If you are serious about finding your passion, living it and then selling this expertise for cash... lots of cash. Then this book is a vital first step on your journey to escaping the rat race.http://www.powerfullywealthy.com
Author Lynn Barnes admits she's known all along that she'd been a little different in ways she can't explain. In her memoir, The Last Exit before the Toll, she examines her life and tries to make sense of who and what she is and how her being affects her existence. She reflects on growing up as an only child and her life now as a single, surrealist artist and Poe aficionado. Barnes recalls the events that have greatly impacted her, including the deaths of her mother and father and the suicide of her best friend, Marc. But it was the discovery that she has undiagnosed Asperger's syndrome that helped piece together the puzzle that has been her life and allowed her to come to terms with the troubling personality traits she has experienced all her life. An insightful and creative look at Barnes's life, The Last Exit before the Toll provides a glimpse into the sometimes frustrating and unknown world of someone who lives with Asperger's syndrome.
Hypomanic is one person's vivid account of how they became aware of the existence of Hypomania through excessive study & the experimentation of recreational drugs inside a hedonistic orientated work life balance. As with many misery memoirs, the protagonist has to be destroyed before finding redemption and therefore unveiling the insights to successfully overcoming the adversity. In this case, which is pre-diagnosis of bipolar by almost eighteen months, the book will demonstrate the full anatomy of a nervous breakdown from a holistic point of view and across a wide range of issues. It is written in the first person as a diary account of what happened to the author age 22 while at University and why he thinks it happened, looking back at 1995, fifteen years post event and with a diagnosis of bipolar. There are also detailed accounts of what roles close friends and family members played during the downfall and subsequent comeback of the main character. It is not a self help book per se, it belongs among the story section because this book enthralls as much as it educates. It is a message to healthy young people with hedonistic outlooks, their friends and their families. It is a classic clinical scenario of exactly what happens to everyone involved with a stress induced Hypomanic episode and therefore how to avoid the experience before it happens or prepare for coping with it, if a diagnosis of bipolar has already occurred.
Have you reached that point in your job where you’re thinking ‘enough is enough’? In this book, Christian Rodwell, the Founder of Escape The Rat Race, shows that there is a proven process anyone who is currently employed but looking to start their own business can follow: ‘The choices for someone wishing to exit a corporate 9-5 job and start a new business are numerous and this can easily lead to overwhelm, confusion….and over-analysing the options for so long that you end up taking no action at all. Finding enough time to fit your new business around your full time job and family commitments will also be a challenge, which is why I've dedicated an entire chapter to show you ways to overcome this.' Not everyone who wishes to quit the rat race and start a business knows exactly what business would be best suited to them initially. This book will help you to get to know yourself better, identifying your motives for wanting to sack your boss and answering the question, ‘what would I would love to do each day if money were no object?’. Christian Rodwell has been through all of these challenges himself, and has worked with over 1000 other ‘#escapees’ who are on the same journey. Christian illustrates within this book his process for helping such individuals map out their very own ‘9-5 escape plan’ - ‘The Five Step Freedom Formula™’. 'I’ll guide you through the steps you need to take before you identify what your winning strategy is for starting a business you love. At the end of this book, you’ll have all of the answers ready to complete your very own 90 Day Escape Plan, a specific and personalised personal development plan which I have put together for you.' It can be downloaded for free, by visiting: www.fivestepfreedomformula.com
Does this reflect how you feel right now about your current work/life balance? ★ You feel trapped in a cycle of getting up to go to work each day, trading your time for money ★ You lack fulfilment doing work you’re not passionate about in order to make other people more successful ★ You’re frustrated because you know that you are capable of achieving greatness, but feel as if your current situation is holding you back ★ You’ve been struggling to get ahead financially and break free of bad debt ★ You’re fed up with standing on busy platforms wrestling for space with the rest of the herd every morning ★ You’re fed up with the internal company politics which you have to endure every day ★ You feel limited by your earning potential and question if you’re ever going to be in a position where you feel truly wealthy ★ You never have any spare time to yourself to do the things you really want to or spend enough time with the people that mean the most to you ★ You’re fed up with having to ask permission from somebody else to allow you time off to do what’s important to you ★ You want to explore the world and be able to generate an income without being tied to any one specific location ★ You know that there is a better quality of life waiting for you Did you answer ‘yes’ to any of the above? ‘If escaping the rat race is something you want to do, then take heart. This is something I have done for myself and I work with people every week who are in the process of doing the same.’ Based around a proven five-step formula, the author guides readers through every step of gaining true clarity on their life goals, focusing their attention on achieving them – and making that bold transition from frustrated employee to unstoppable entrepreneur. ‘They’ll face everything from their deepest fears and hesitations, to a true and frank appraisal of their finances – all intended to cut out fluff so they can crack on with productively taking action on building that business they’ve always dreamed of. The 90-day “escape plan” I share is unlike anything they’ve seen before, but I can almost guarantee it will change their life’.
With more than 160 000 copies sold, From 0 to 130 Properties in 3.5 Years is Australia's highest selling real estate book -- ever! Scores of investors have used Steve McKnight's wealth building information to discover how to achieve their financial dreams. Now it's your turn. Using his incredible real-life account of how he bought 130 properties in 3.5 years, McKnight reveals how you can become financially free by using cash and cashflow positive property. Revised to incorporate the latest highly effective strategies, and rewritten to include 16 brand new chapters, this revised edition reveals: How to create a positive cashflow property portfolio from scratch -- even if you have little money and no experience Steve's New 1% Rule -- a simple four-step process for finding positive cashflow properties Exactly what and where to buy if you want to maximise your profits How to protect your wealth and save tax And much, much more ...
Steve McKnight’s Complete Property Investing Setincludes From 0 to 130 Properties in 3.5 Years (RevisedEdition) Australia's highest ever selling real estate book, andFrom 0 to 260+ Properties in 7 Years. Scores of investorshave used Steve McKnight's wealth building information to discoverhow to achieve their financial dreams. Now it's your turn and, forthe first time ever, you can buy McKnight’s two bestsellingtitles in one handy volume. Using his incredible real-life account of how he firstly bought130 properties in 3.5 years and went on to amass a propertyportfolio in excess of 260 properties within 7 years, McKnightreveals how you can become financially free by using cash andcashflow positive property. Benefit from Steve’s expertadvice, gain an investing edge, avoid making huge losses andmaximise your profits.
An escape from your life. A break from the busy schedule and the excesses of American culture. Time to relax with your family away from the rat race and time to reboot yourself. Even though it seems like an impossible dream, Domini and Kevin Hedderman did all of these things by pausing their life, packing some suitcases, renting out their house, and boarding a plane for the remote jungle of Belize with their four young children. There in Belize they spent six epic months, house sitting for a seafront, off-the-grid property, hanging out in simple local villages, and rediscovering each other without the constant distractions of television, instant entertainment, and too much stuff. The experience broadened their perspective of the world and reminded them how important it is to create the life of your dreams now, even if it means breaking out of what is considered "normal." Follow their story from the beginning, when they thought it was just a crazy idea like everyone else, to the end, when they realized that this family sabbatical was a necessary, powerful step in their family's journey. Learn about how they planned the escape, financed it, and handled the kids' education while away. Listen to how their exit from normal changed every element of their lives. And be inspired to leave your own version of normal, if only for awhile, to gain a new and fresh perspective on life. If you've ever felt a desire to take a family sabbatical, this is the book for you!
Tuck this conveniently sized, 6x9 inch, paperback Side Hustle Business Planner into your briefcase, backpack, purse, or bag and pull it out when you get a few minutes to make your plans. The cover is dark blue and the inside of this planner contain cream colored pages with black ruled lines to give you the freedom to write out your side hustle plans the way you want...no boxes to check, forms to fill out here. Start brainstorming your plans to exit the rat race today.
Rats. You either love ’em or hate ’em and most people hate ’em. Enter Ryn Gargulinski to change what we thought were our dead-set minds. In Rats Incredible, Gargulinski sets out to debunk myths about these feared rodents and to show us just how much fun they can be by creating an illustrated alphabet book devoted to them. "A" is for ado-rat-ion: extreme affection, like rats have for spaghetti sauce (Who knew?). "B" is for b-rat: a sassy, incorrigible beast that likes to bite and pee on carpets—most rats are not b-rats; most hamsters are. "C" is for corp-o-rat-e: a mindless rat in a suit who joined the rat race. Gargulinski’s humorous dictionary promises to change your opinion of rats forever by exposing them for the incredible and hilarious beings they really are and busting myths that have abounded for centuries. For example . . . Myth: Rats are filthy. Reality: Rats are some of the cleanest creatures on earth. They bathe themselves, like cats, and even wash behind their ears. Unlike cats, they are not averse to water.
If you're wondering if this book is for you.... The answer is YES! This Book is for everyone!Have you ever wondered why some people are successful and some aren't?What is it that successful people do that you aren't doing?What are their mindsets that they possess that you aren't aware of?What are the character traits that Millionaires have that you could adopt?Do you want to finally eliminate your need to live "paycheck to paycheck" and form a Millionaire's mindset instead? Exit the "Rat Race" For Good...Is your goal in life to "Just Be Comfortable?"Does your business lack the FREEDOM that you expected when getting started?Does your business feel more like having a job?If you ever wondered and said 'yes' to any of the above, then this is the book for you...Everyone wants to be more financially secure and would love to be a Millionaire, but actually knowing how to take the steps needed to achieve becoming a Millionaire can be mystifying.Even when you understand what is required, it can be extremely challenging to take action unless you know where you are going.Most people stumble blindly along, not understanding why they continue to fail at accumulating Wealth and becoming a Millionaire.The good news is, this book will help you make a Mind Shift into thinking the way Millionaires think so that you'll experience success in all areas of your life.It's easy to understand so you can read through and take action right away.