The thought of investing in ourselves and our growth can bring up a lot of limiting beliefs. Will it be a waste of time and money? Will I feel guilty? Should I just try to learn everything on my own with free resources? Here’s how I’ve worked through my own limiting beliefs that held me back from investing in myself.
Natalie works seasonally in a tax preparation business. This allows her to work for 4 months each year and, essentially, take 7-8 months off. It’s like she gets to take a mini-retirement every year. In this Slow FI interview, she talks about how this was possible for her and how she spends her time during the off-season.
After Simone Biles stepped down from the Olympics, there’s been a renewed conversation regarding mental health vs. results. This got me thinking about how this relates to work. After I recovered from my severe mental health crisis from 2018, I came to understand the early warning indicators that you should consider finding a new job. If you are experiencing any these things, don’t try to stick it out. Maybe your emotions are telling you it’s time to get out.
Human beings are terrible at predicting what will make us happy. This is why we must experiment and try things out. This post walks through what we learned in our vanlife experiment and how you can design your own experiments to test your future plans.
Two years after Josh’s first Slow FI interview, I learned that he was planning to take a gap year as an adult. This will allow him to recover from the stresses of work while traveling and figuring out what to do next. Learn about Josh’s adult gap year.
Doing a mid-year review helps you to be intentional. It can allow you to: 1) Ground yourself in your goals, 2) Keep them front of mind, and 3) Determine how you want to adjust things for the rest of the year.