How To Escape The Rat Race Forever (4 min read)
Have you ever felt stuck in the “rat race?”
Are you tired of trying to get ahead with no end in sight – tired of doing the same repetitive job over and over again?
In this article, I will show you how to escape the rat race forever.
What Is The “Rat Race of Life?”
It’s really scary: The rat race already starts in high school.
You’re being told that you should “go to college to get a good job.”
And you do what “they” tell you: You go to college and maybe even go into debt with student loans. Or maybe you decide not to go to college. If you don’t, you just start the rat race earlier – but at least you don’t have debt (yet).
Either way, at some point, you get your first job. This job pays enough to allow you to buy what you always wanted.
For some, the first dream is to get a 70-inch TV or a 120-inch one – if you are a big dreamer. So you buy your TV.
The next dream on the list might be a car. So you get yourself a functional car as you wait to buy the car of your dreams.
At work, you grind harder. You get a promotion and a salary raise.
This means that you can now afford to move to a slightly more expensive and fancier house.
On and on it goes:
- having a dream,
- working hard to make money,
- fulfilling the dream,
- … then moving on to the next big dream.
It seems impossible to escape the rat race.
Why Do They Call It a Rat Race?
Wikipedia defines the rat race as, “an endless, self-defeating or pointless pursuit.” (Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rat_race)
It is usually comprised of a lot of competitiveness and comparison, a.k.a “keeping up with the Joneses.”
The competition to get ahead of others at the workplace or in business is usually endless.
When you get to defeat your coworkers and get out of the cubicle, the next competition starts:
Now you strive to get the corner office.
After that, you look at the floor above you. This competition goes on all the way to the top floor.
But wait… there’s more!
At some point, you’re getting married!
And now you want to have kids. So you need to move to a bigger house in preparation for the little one.
And you need a more reliable car. After all, you want your spouse and the little one to be safe.
As you’re buying a house, you’re getting a mortgage. And it’s time for a second car! You need to set up college funds for the kids…
… AND you need to start saving for retirement.
You keep telling yourself that you should start investing in stocks.
Every year expenses magically get higher, and so you have to work even harder to make more money.
I don’t know about you, but at some point, the rat race is hitting people hard:
Their marriage is on the rocks, considering how much time they spent at work.
And the kids? Of course, we love our kids, but when you’re in the rat race, you never really spend time with them. You’re just too busy working.
Or you’re just tired: tired of trying to get ahead with no end in sight, tired of doing the same repetitive job over and over again.
How Can We Stop The Rat Race?
What I just described is EXACTLY what happened to me.
And in 2002, I was so burned out of doing the same thing over and over again, that I decided to quit.
I decided to escape the rat race. I quit my job at IBM to become a trader.
It wasn’t an easy decision. After all, the job paid me a nice 6-figure salary!
But I knew that if I wouldn’t find a way to make money while I sleep, I would have to slave away most of the best years of my life working for a paycheck.
Is It Possible To Escape The Rat Race?
The answer is YES! If you feel stuck in the rate race, you CAN escape it.
There are 3 legitimate ways to make money WITHOUT working for somebody else.
Because if you’re not rich, you’re making somebody else rich.
It’s time you take your financial future into your own hands.
The 3 ways to make a lot of money are:
- Trading stock and options
- Investing in real estate and
- Running a successful business
I wrote another article for you in which I explain the pros and cons of these possibilities in detail.
I’m doing all 3:
I own $10M in real estate.
I own several businesses.
And I trade.
I personally think that trading is the best business!
And if you are interested in learning how to start trading stocks online, then I have a step-by-step guide for you.