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"He's wild, you know. Not like a tame lion.”
C.S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
I'm sadly amused when people who want to quit their 9-5's start talking about what kind of health insurance they're going to need to get after they quit working.
Those are the ones who are never going to make it.
You see, they've come to rely on having an income stream.
But what would happen if that income stream went away?
What if they woke up one morning and found that the economy had collapsed, their partners had been laid off from their jobs, their businesses had folded, the dollar wasn't even worth the paper it's printed on, and NOBODY had any money, anywhere.
Not even to lend.
The folks with the income addiction wouldn't have a snowball's chance in Hell of surviving, because they have no idea how to construct a new business without money.
You see, you've gotta think outside the box of conventional wisdom, which says that you need to have a safety net in place before you move forward.
There is no safety net. Ever.
It all boils down to this:
If you're not offering something of real value that will stand on its own two feet without being propped up by a bunch of money, then you're selling nothing but air and butterflies.
(Not that I have anything against air and butterflies.)
You're much better off learning to do without.
Do without credit cards. Do without loans. Do without health insurance or tech toys or savings or any of that stuff.
Learn how to live like a minimalist.
Then, if things head south, you'll know that you can fall back on this kind of lifestyle.
You'll know how to rebuild from scratch.
You'll figure out that all that stuff was never really that big a deal after all.
And the fear of losing it will never hold you back again.
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