The number one goal of nearly everyone is to escape the rat race that they are currently in by becoming financially wealthy and having the time freedom to enjoy it! Imagine how different your life could be if you had both the financial freedom and the time to take your holidays wherever you want, when you want and for as long as you want.
If you are currently trading your time to earn money you are just another rat in the rat race, regardless of your current career status or financial success!
So what can you do to escape the rat race? What are your options? What can you do to enjoy both financial abundance and time freedom? These questions and more are currently being asked by hundreds of thousands of people just like you right around the world at the moment.
I have given some strategies to break free mediocre.
Strategy 1- A dream of escape
The first strategy you need to escape the mediocre is to have a powerful all consuming dream that drives you 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! The reason so many people stay stuck in the rat race is that they have simply given up on their dreams in life. So what are your dreams? What are your goals in life? How can you acquire an expanded view of possibility for you and your family? Answer these questions and you are well and truly on your way to raising yourself above your present circumstances.
Strategy 2 -STOP Trading Hours for Dollars
The greatest trap of the rat race is the trading of hours for dollars. As long as your only wealth creation strategy involves the trading of your time for money the more trapped you will be in the rat race. Now I am not suggesting you should quit your job today, but you should begin immediately to create an additional income stream that gives you greater leverage than your job does. As long as your income is dependent on the hours you spend earning it, You will never have time freedom.
Strategy 3 – Look For Leverage
If you are caught in the rat race right now then ask yourself this question … on who’s efforts do you currently get paid? If your answer is you only get paid on your own efforts then you need to look for greater leverage if you are serious about leaving the rat race. Our third strategy to escape the rat race is to look for an opportunity to gain maximum leverage on your personal efforts and time. what if you stop going to work for a month what happens to your income?
A major step to getting out of the rat race is to look for an opportunity to gain massive leverage through the multiplying effect of lots of peoples efforts combined with your own efforts!
Strategy 4 – Start Your Own Business
If you truly desire to create wealth and escape the rat race then you must have your own business. Why? Well, as business mentor Jim Rohn says …’Profits are better than wages!’ If you work for someone else they are simply buying your talents, skills and experience at wholesale and selling you at retail , they keep all of the profits.
Strategy 5– Acquire Necessary Skills
Those people who do escape the rat race do so by being repared to invest in themselves and acquire the necessary skills! If you are going to be successful in your own highly leveraged business then there are some new skills you may require. The great news is these skills are easily accessible. Anybody with a strong enough desire can acquire these skills starting today.
Strategy 6-Financial Assets
Becoming rich can only happen when you understand the difference between an asset and liability. Even though some of the aforementioned suggestions advocate what seems to be liabilities (materialistic needs), a healthy understanding and utilization of the financial markets are highly necessary for those who want to attain lasting wealth and escape rat race.
Strategy 7-Expand your Vision.
Most people never see the trap they are in. They work very hard for little money, clinging to the illusion of job security and looking forward to a three-week vacation each year and maybe a skimpy pension after forty-five years of service. Every person has a weak and needy part of their soul that can be bought, and that every individual also had a part of their soul that was resilient and could never be bought. It was only a question of which one was stronger.
“Most people have a price. And they have a price because of human emotions named fear and greed. First, the fear of being without money motivates us to work hard, and then once we get that pay check, greed or desire starts us thinking about all the wonderful things money can buy.
People’s lives are forever controlled by two emotions: fear and greed. Offer them more money and they continue the cycle by increasing their spending.
Strategy 8-Become an investor.
Start early to learn about investing , “Ultimately, at the end of your life, regardless of what you did for a living, you want to become an investor.” In other words, you want to be able to retire. You want to have your money working hard for you.
“An investor should act as though he had a lifetime decision card with just twenty punches on it.”-Warren Buffet
Stratergy 9- Education Over Earning
To prevent the security trap from happening to you, it is important to be proficient as a business owner and investor. For example, if you are in a full-time job, you may want to start a part-time business. Doing so could benefit you in two ways. Number one, you can gain business skills while still having a steady income. Number two is you become familiar with the corporate laws that are different from employee laws. The point I’m stressing here is that your focus is on gaining education over earning money and chasing security.
“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest”.
Choose to share this knowledge with your friends, colleagues, families etc and you choose to prepare them for the world that awaits. No one else will. I wish you great wealth and much happiness with this fabulous gift called life.