I used to be terrible at setting boundaries at work. In my last job, I was constantly chasing the next promotion and the next pay raise, so I would say “yes” to every request. Within the last year and a half, things have completely shifted for me. I decided to accept a part-time job and have focused on setting appropriate boundaries at work. Now, I have time and brain space to focus on things in my life that are important to me.
In the latest Slow FI interview, we hear from Robert from Stop Ironing Shirts. Having reached FI, Robert shares his story to financial independence and why Coast FI would have been a better path. He spent precious years of his life working for money that he didn’t need. Learn more about Robert’s journey.
Two years ago, I experienced situations where I wasn’t in danger but my brain and body thought I was. Now, there is a very real danger. In this new reality, I am experiencing the same emotions (fear, panic, etc.) and physical sensations (shortness of breath, elevated heart rate, etc.). Heres’ how I am coping with stress during this challenging time.
About two years ago, the question: “What would you do if you didn’t have to work for a living?” was a question that stumped me. It forced me to think about what I truly wanted to do and what would make me happy. Here’s what I learned and how I learned it.
In our latest Slow FI interview, Zach shares his story of creating and building an online business. Zach’s story isn’t just one of quitting his job, but also one of personal transformation and fully adopting the Slow FI approach.
We haven’t taken a conventional path thus far on our journey to financial independence. In our 20s, we earned less money and made many sacrifices to ensure we could make ends meet. Here’s a look back at what we did in our first 10 years after college and how it helped us reach Coast FI.