|Posted by randy on February 23, 2013 at 10:00 PM|
Are You Stuck In The Rat Race?
Are you one of those... "I got to work very hard and long hour till late evening everyday. My working schedule is very pressurizing and full of meetings, conference calls, deadlines, deliverables, phone calls, etc. When I reach home, most of the time, I miss the family's dinner time and feel dead tired. Even though on vacation, I receive work-related phone calls. However, I can't stop it because I got to keep working to earn money to pay bills. I struggle at managing both my life and work." Then, you need to know what is rat race?
Accordingly to Wikipedia, rat race is a term used for an endless, self-defeating or pointless pursuit. It is just like a rat trying to escape whilst running around a maze or in a wheel. It is a term often used to describe work or excessive work in particular. If one works, one is in the rat race. This terminology contains implications that many people see work as a seemingly endless pursuit with little reward or purpose.
Tip#1 Power Your Dream To Success
It is just like Ratatouille - Anyone can cook!
How to escape rat race?
The first strategy we need to escape the rat race is to have a powerful dream that drives us forward. Those who have successfully escaped from the day-to-day mundane life of being caught in a rut have done so because they have had a dream for something better!
If we don't have bold, daring and imaginative dreams then we are just not being realistic in life!
The reason so many people stuck in the rat race is that they have simply given up on their dreams in life. Before we can successfully make a great escape we need to have a dream.
So what are our dreams? What are our goals in life?
How can we acquire an expanded view of possibility for us and our family?
Answer these questions and we are well and truly on our ways to raise ourselves above our present circumstances. Get excited about our dreams and we will develop an internal drive to take action to achieve our dreams. Expand our dreams even further and we will become unstoppable when obstacles get in our ways.
We can find numerous ways to create a residual walk away income for life that would give us both time freedom and financial freedom but chances are without a powerful dream we would never do anything about it!
So, all success in life starts with a dream! One of the way to start a dream is goal setting.
The first thing I would do is write a list of 100 things that we would like to Have, Do and Be in our life. This would be an excellent place for us to start right now!
Imagine for a moment that both time and money was no object in our life.
What would we have in our life?
What would our dream home likely to be?
What car would we drive?
What other toys and material possession would we acquire?
What about the things we would do in life?
Remember that time and money in life are no obstacle so what would we do?
Just go wild for a moment and write down as many ideas as we can.
And finally who would we become?
As a person, what characteristics would we like to acquire?
What personality traits and roles would we take on?
Write down all of our dreams in life see if we can make a list of 100 things we would like to Have, Do and Be in life!
Once we have made a list of things we would like to do, just imagine and have as many images as we can that represent our dreams.
Surround ourselves with these images and begin to imagine our life being complete with all of our dreams turned into reality from there, it is simply a matter of the right vehicle to manifest our dreams.
All success in life starts with a dream - it is the starting point of escaping the rat race to achieve financial freedom!
Stop Trading Our Time For Money! Escape The Rat Race Prison For Good
The greatest trap of the rat race is the trading of hours for dollars. As long as our only wealth creation strategy involves trading of our time for money, the more trapped we will be in the rat race.
Thus, the second tips to escape the rat race is to STOP trading our time for money!
I am not suggesting that we should all quit your job today but we should begin immediately to create an additional or multiple income (esp passive income) streams that gives us greater leverage than our job does.
As long as your income is dependent on the hours you spend earning it, you will never have time or financial freedom. So, no matter how much money you earn in your career or business you will never have your dream lifestyle because you will not be able to fully appreciate the financial success that you have.
As an employee, we are in a terrible position we are stuck deep in the rat race because we are trading our hour for money!
Decide today that we will no longer trade our time for money directly in future. Make the decision that we will look for a business that allows us to take advantage of our third tips. It is vital to getting out of the rat race!