4 Techniques to Overcome Imposter Syndrome

The vast majority of people in the world have experienced imposter syndrome at some point in their lives. Imposter syndrome is a psychological term referring to an internalized fear of being exposed as a fraud, despite evidence of success. I recently experienced imposter syndrome and have learned new ways to overcome it. Here are four ways you can combat imposter syndrome.

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Coast to Financial Independence through Semi-Retirement

Semi-retirement means that you have already saved enough for a traditional retirement, but you still need to cover some or all of your daily expenses through active income. Since you are no longer in the “accumulation phase,” you can usually pursue things you are interested in often on a part-time, contract, or freelance basis. Michelle is a semi-retired woman in her mid-30s from South Australia. She’s focused her career in the arts and is an avid traveler. I am incredibly inspired by Michelle’s story, and I hope you will be too.

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How to Set Boundaries at Work

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, things have completely shifted for me. I decided to accept a part-time job and have focused on setting appropriate boundaries at work so that I have time and brain space to focus on things in my life that are important to me.  

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When to Quit Your Side Hustle

So many people who have side hustles in addition to their day job continue doing them year after year, even as their income grows. I’ve even heard people say they are afraid to quit their side hustles in case they lose their day job. That fear did not stop Josh from quitting his side hustle. Learn more about Josh’s decision as part of our slowing down series.

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Financial Independence in a HCOL Area

Living in a high cost of living area or urban environment can be very expensive. But it does not have to be. If you are intentional, you can enjoy all of the perks of the great location without sacrificing your long-term aspirations. We’re on our way to achieving financial independence and our location has actually played a big part in that. We believe that living in a high cost of living area has actually allowed us to fast track our journey to FI.

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Book Review: Your Money or Your Life

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.  

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How to Create a Financial Independence Bucket List

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.

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How To Interview Your Next Employer

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.

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