Hello and welcome to The Freedom Spinner. I have created this blog to share my experiences in life, finance, investment, work, and anything else that can help us all in our journey through life. One of my goals with this blog is to help you understand the difference between the normal mindset that most people have today and the mindset that can lead you to financial freedom.
In my early twenties, I set a goal for myself to retire from my job by the time I was forty. I am proud to say that not only have I retired from my job, but I have been able to do it at thirty-five years old. I was able to retire at a young age only because I realized early on that I had to change my mindset from the normal way of life.
Everyone nowadays tries to out-do, or at the very least keep up, with everyone else. This has created a society of consumers where it is more important to look the part rather than be the part.
Let me paint a picture for you:
Your alarm clock sounds. It’s early on a Monday morning. You really don’t feel like getting up but you know you have to get to work (on time). You stumble out of bed and into the shower and quickly get dressed. If you have time you’ll have breakfast, if not, like most mornings you take something to eat in the car with your coffee. You sit in traffic until you get to work. You spend the next eight hours (sometimes more) at your desk working until it’s time to go home. You prepare and eat supper and once that’s done you sit on your sofa and relax while watching television until you get tired and go to bed. The next time you open your eyes it is early on Tuesday morning and the whole cycle repeats itself. Kind of like groundhog day.
Then, once in while you are able to take some time off and go on a well deserved vacation. You go somewhere nice with a beach and plenty of sun. But before you know it, it’s early Monday morning again. This goes on and on for years and years until hopefully one day you can retire young enough to enjoy the rest of your life.
Deep down the truth is that most likely it will not be possible to retire early due to your financial situation, which has been a struggle during most of your adult and working life. And you don’t understand why. You make a good salary working for a good company with good benefits. You are able to drive around in a nice car, eat out pretty often, go on nice vacations, buy nice things, and so on and so forth. How can you be continuously struggling financially while you have all this going for you? How can you not be sure about retiring young enough to enjoy the rest of your life? You always think about these questions but never can figure out the answers. And it’s not that you ignore them, because you know they are important, but you go about your everyday life simply the way you know how, hoping that one day it will all figure itself out if you keep working hard and getting raises and promotions.
Does any of this sound familiar? I am sure you know plenty of people in this exact situation. You may also be one of these people. The truth is that this has become the normal way of life. Working, spending, worrying about having no money (or not enough money) and wondering how the heck you will be able to retire (if you will be able to at all). This way of going about life is so financially unhealthy and yet people do not realize why they struggle all their lives.
This is why I started this blog. I want to help make your life better. I want to help you see things in a different light, to see things from a different mindset. This is the only way you will be able to help yourself financially and in life in general. When you are able to change your mindset you will be able to see that struggling financially does not have to be the normal way of life. When you are able to change your mindset you will be able to figure out what you need to do not only in being financially stable but you will also be able to figure out what you need to do to become financially free and retire as early as you can. Once in that mindset, you will be able to see how living today’s normal way of life, a society of consumers, makes everyone poorer and poorer, no matter how much money they make and no matter how successful they look.
I hope I will be able to help you in your journey through life, finance, investment, work, and anything else. I hope that this blog will be able to give you the insight necessary into what kind of mindset you need to have to get you on the right track to being not only financially stable, but one day, financially free. So keep reading and I will surely try my best to make things as clear and simple to understand as possible.
The Freedom Spinner