What are three things you can do to make work optional sooner?
A lot has happened in the last 12 months.
This time last year, most of Australia was in the middle of lockdown, we were all longing to be able to see our extended family, the Government was rolling out the COVID vaccination program, many businesses were still closed, and the Australian share market was 5% higher than it is now.
On a personal note, I was at the beginning of a very significant health scare. One that required too many trips to hospital and too many specialists. It tried its best to break us, but with the help of our wonderful support team we made it through the other side.
While it sucked having to go through it, it has certainly given me a much clearer sense of perspective.
It taught me not to sweat the small stuff. It is not worth it.
Live your life now. Do not put something off until “there is a better time”. That time may get taken away from you before you get to do it.
Most of us have the ability to create our ideal life. There is no better time to start than right now. From today, every decision you make should be aimed at creating the life you want.
This week I was reading an article written by a 35-year-old who had retired. Besides the things he did to be able to do this, the biggest thing I took away was if he could retire at 35, there is no reason why a 40-year-old could not retire at 50, or a 45 year old retire at 55.