When tragedy struck Laura’s family in 2017, she decided that she’d never take another 3-day bereavement leave ever again. A few months later, she quit her job and started freelancing. This lifestyle has provided her the flexibility to fit work into her life and focus on what matters most.
Even though 2020 was a challenging year, we had a strong financial year. We provide updates on our key financial metrics in 2020. We also learned several key lessons that will help us create our ideal life while pursuing financial independence.
In 2020, I finally hit my strike with goal setting. Over the last 3 years, I’ve done a lot of work to shift my mindset, dream bigger, and build a strong community of support. Now, I want to share what I learned with you.
If you struggle to set and achieve goals, I’d encourage you to not look for a better goal setting system first. Instead, consider if you have a mental barrier that is holding you back.
I am so excited to bring you the first follow-up Slow FI interview. 18 months ago, Michelle (from Frugality and Freedom) participated in her first Slow FI interview. In this interview she shares more about her transition to becoming a location-independent, virtual assistant.
In this inaugural Slow FI Coffee Date, Angela Rozmyn (Tread Lightly Retire Early) and I discuss working part-time and my transition to entrepreneurship.
I know that I need to be as judicious (if not more) with my time as an entrepreneur than when I worked part-time. There are so many opportunities and ideas I could pursue. I need to prepare myself to say “No” a lot more often, so that I can say “HELL YES” when a really great opportunity comes my way.
I’ve done a lot of opting out in my life. Some of my opt-outs were scarier than others, but I’ve made it through all of them. I’m committed to writing my own script in life. That’s why I was so excited to read Adventures in Opting Out by Cait Flanders.
Two year ago, Jacob quit his job. He and his wife Michelle sold their house and everything they own. Then, they hit the road to travel full-time with their three kids. Check out this Slow FI interview to learn more about their story.