“Not everyone wants to be passionate about being passionate 24/7. Some people just want to work and just improve life a little bit We just want to save money without being passionate or self-employed.”
A friend reminded me of this the other day.
He went on…
“All they want is a little bit of a better life. They want to save more money. They don’t need to be passionate. Not everyone wants to start a business or read motivational quotes all of the time.”
I can forget and get a bit carried away with the dreaming sometimes. Not everyone wants to worry about being passionate nor does everyone want to be self-employed. There’s nothing wrong with just wanting to save more money and improve life a little bit.
Yes, many people want to be financially free by 30. But some just want to improve life a little bit without any drastic changes. Life isn’t a Disney movie for everyone.
The other day I armed you with the tools for saving huge money. Now we will see some powerful ways you will save money.
What if you just want to live your current life, but just make minor changes to be happier?
Put money away.
This is always key. Keep on putting money away. Pay yourself first. Make your money go away. Don’t think about it.
I will share this as my go-to tip until I have a platform to share it on.
Contact your employer or bank, ask them to take money off every check, set it low, and live off whatever is left.
I strongly suggest starting off with like $25 or $50 just to see how you manage. Even something as small as $50 bi-weekly will add up to over a $1,000 in savings at the end of the year. Pretty cool, huh?
The goal is to make sure that you don’t have to do anything!
Invest in yourself.
Is there a course being offered in your field? Is there any way you can upgrade your skills? Any certification courses that you can take?
If so, then do it. Invest in yourself any way that you can.
You don’t have to start a business or watch motivational movies on YouTube. A simple course in your field that will last a weekend, or a few months with evening classes, can actually help you move up the ranks or at the very least earn more money.
You can also invest in yourself (or long-term happiness) in some other unconventional ways:
- Join a gym.
- Pick up a new sport.
- Got on a totally random trip.
- Take friends or co-workers out for dinner.
Sure, you will spend some money when you invest in yourself, but it will pay off in the long run for sure.
Look for creative ways to have fun.
Your life is pretty fun right now. You just might want to add something new to it. You might also want to manage what happens when you get totally wasted.
There are three ways to manage your money while having fun:
- Go out rarely, but make it count (no limits, tons of booze, nice dinner, and whatever else).
- Go out often, but on the cheap (no cover, cheap drinks, take the bus, and so on).
- Make Lil Wayne money and ball out hard.
I have a feeling that one of those is out of reach.
If you want to save money, you have to take care of this. Try one of those options and check out my link to my drinking guide.
Those crazy and wild weekends can really hurt your pocket book! You already know that though.
Keep on doing what you’re doing.
Do NOT for one second feel bad about hanging out with friends or not being busy 24/7. I’m not here to shame anyone into saving money.
It’s your life.
You don’t have to spend your time forcing yourself to be productive. Just change a few things up and keep on doing what you’ve been doing.
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You have it in you to save more money than every before by just making a few minor tweaks to your life. You don’t have to quit your job or be passionate to save money. You already have all of the tools that you need within reach.