Today’s Tip – The best way in is out; Make it happen… NOW! –
“I don’t have the time!”, “I don’t have the money!”, “I don’t know where to begin!”, these are all valid reasons to feel lost when trying to figure out a plan. Let’s think positively, because “There are no walls, only solutions”. First, figure out what it is you are looking to do. Then, get ready for Goal-Setting fun! Once you listed out How, when, and why you are heading where you are going, then you can set up a nice budget. Are you working now? I am sure you are. The whole idea of “I have to pay my bills” has set into your mind. Causing you to work long hard hours.
Again, you only get once life to live, so let’s figure out how you can live it. You know you need time, and money, so with that said, Quit your job. OH wait, not yet… hold on. We have to get to a plan first. Add up all your bills to survive for 6 months. Those bills include everything to keep you going, from phone, rent, car, food, travel, etc. Let’s figure, for argument’s sake, you need about $1,200 a month to survive. $1,200 x 6 months equals $7,200. It seems like a lot, but let us look at it this way. In one year you will have $7,200 if you save $150 a week. Can’t save that much? Well, take the time to save what is needed then.
If it takes you two years, which is $75 a week, than so be it. At least you are heading to an end date to begin! I’d save at least 30% more than what was needed to survive, so now we are looking at $9,360 for a 6 month period. The point is, find a number to survive for 6 months at minimum. If you want to survive for a year without work, then go for it. The point is, give yourself that chance. Save a little to earn a lot. You could even start investing some of that money while saving it. The idea is you are coming up with solutions to earning your needed money for survival.
Why? Because no, you have the time, and the money to take a chance at making your life happen. A job is just a means to an end, make it the means to the beginning! Remember to also start researching what you need to get done while saving this money. So time is not lost. Also, network and market as you can while practicing. Make the best of this time while you save up to survive taking a chance! If you think, well, that’s a long time to save… think about this… “How long have you NOT been saving money for, how long have you NOT been taking a chance at what you want to do with your life, How long have you been waiting to make something happen?” Answer those 3 questions, then take steps forward to possibility!
Deadly Nights (Band)