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Investing In Yourself: Why it’s Worth it

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.

Run a Seasonal Business and Work Only 4 Months Per Year

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.

5 Warning Signs it’s Time to Get a New Job

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.

Taking an Adult Gap Year

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.

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