When Corey asked me to read Your Money or Your Life in a book swap, I begrudgingly agreed (and only because he was reading a book I recommended about women in the workplace). Because I wasn’t excited to read the book, I was skeptical at first. However, once I had read a few chapters, I was hooked.
Meet Wendy from Wanderlust Wendy. In the summer of 2018, she modified that dream to fit her own ambitions and goals. She and her husband left their jobs, bid farewell to their life in Shanghai, and began to travel the world full-time.
Before pursuing financial independence, there were many things I wanted to do in my life that I didn’t believe were actually possible. After being introduced to financial independence, I’ve realized that the options available in life are so much broader than I ever thought possible. Through the pursuit of financial freedom, I can envision my ideal life, and I can make it happen. Creating a financial independence bucket list is a tangible way to make that happen.
Throughout an entire interview process, it’s important to remember that you are an equal partner in the decision. Yes, the employer is assessing your skills for the position and your match with the team’s personality. You are also assessing whether this is the right role and environment for you. Here’s how you can interview your next employer.
The main narrative in the financial independence space says work as hard as you can now to achieve financial independence or early retirement as soon as possible. This narrative implies that upon reaching that goal, we will then be free to live our ideal lives. Some people are trying to push against the narrative.