5 Great Tips To Get You Out Of The Rat Race
The Rat Race – Do you REALLY want to escape?
The rat race is an endless, self-defeating, or pointless pursuit. It conjures up the image of the futile efforts of a lab rat trying to escape while running around a maze or in a wheel. In an analogy to the modern city, many rats in a single maze expend a lot of effort running around, but ultimately achieve nothing (meaningful) either collectively or individually.
The rat race is often used in reference to work, particularly excessive or competitive work; in general terms, if one works too much, 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.
The increased image of work as a “rat race” in modern times has led many to question their own attitudes to work and seek a better alternative; a more harmonious Work Life Balance. Many believe that long work hours, unpaid overtime stressful jobs time spent commuting, less time for family life and/or friends life, has led to a generally unhappier workforce/population unable to enjoy the benefits of increased economic prosperity and a higher standard of living.
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Some cool Tips to help you escape the rat race
Escape the Rat Race. Tip 1
Start to think differently – when you want out of the rat race. Why spend your life building someone else’s dream when you could spend the same time building your own. Don’t sit back and procrastinate for too long as time waits for no man/woman. We are now in the digital world and the world is changing at such a fast pace. I have seen many of my co-workers who had dreams of things they wanted to do, but because of fear they worked decades in jobs they hated. How is that good for your health physical or mental? The fact is that many who allow fear and complacency to control their destiny. Rather than taking a chance on reaching their dreams they settled to become “lifers” in jobs they do not enjoy. They, like millions of others start leading lives of quiet desperation, don’t let this happen to you otherwise you will never escape the rat race.
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Escape the Rat Race. Tip 2
Become an entrepreneur. Start your own online home business. This took me years to take this step. You finally realized that you just need to start something, anything – if it fails, then it failed, at least I tried. You have to work to overcome your fear of failure. Don’t listen to the wrong people who will put all their fears onto you. It can really hold you back. Be careful that you don’t find yourself reading all the reasons and statistics why you should not start a business. That way you will find that you stay in employment thus capping your income levels and making it impossible to achieve your dreams. Once you make the decision to start your business you feel alive, excited and not being afraid to look to the future. If it fails, then it fails, at least you tried. You need to work to on overcoming your fear of failure if it concerns you. This will keep you out of the rat race
Escape the Rat Race. Tip 3
Become an entrepreneur Start off as a part-time entrepreneur to begin with as it will remove any unnecessary pressure of you. Plan you free time after work. Now the majority of time people say that they don’t have time well I am here to say that you need to look at this again. Escape from the rat race shows you that everyone has the same 24 hours in a day it’s just what you do with it that makes the difference. If you have 2 hours a day, maybe it is an hour before you go to work. Then 1-2 hours in the evening. Add that up for the week and you have 10-15 hours a week. This is how many people start there entrepreneurial careers. You can also do a lot at the weekend maybe a couple of hours both days increasing your business hours 15-20.The average person watches an estimated 17 hours a week in front of the TV. A suggestion – turn off the TV. Always keep reminding yourself it is your ticket to escape the rat race.
Escape the Rat Race. Tip 4
When you start you online home business you need to ensure you keep your costs down as much as possible.
With a digital business it is much easier as you don’t have to stock products in your home or garage. You don’t have the expense of posting the products worldwide and having to deal with products going missing in the post.
On a more personal note many savings can be made to help you get put of the rat race. If you buy lunch everyday when at work ie. Starbucks coffee and a sandwich, do that 5 days a week and 4 weeks a month you will be surprised at the cost if you actually add it up. A coffee here a sandwich there it all adds up! Another idea is to stop going out every weekend and make it more of a treat when you do. That can save you so much money a month. Stop and work out if you go out for a meal and drinks and a bottle of wine with your meal it can cost you in excess of £100. Maybe stop buying clothes as often as you have been in the past. Most people are spending less on birthday presents. Maybe your friends and family will be happy that you are going to stop giving presents as they are feeling the pinch too! All these savings on a monthly basis can go towards your business Remember your goal is to escape the rat race.
Escape the Rat Race. Tip 5
Start Part-time.- Everyone in the Rat Race who has to punch a time clock has very poor time management skills.Working in an environment like that creates terrible time management habits. So working part-time in very important because you have less hours. Learning how to get better at this challenge is a key to being a business owner. Keep distractions to a MINIMUM. This can be done by having a timer and ensuring you keep to that allotted amount of time per task.So when working on your business part-time give yourself whatever your target of say one year to start making profits or you call it quits. So making the most of every hour was very important if you want to escape the rat race..
Follow those that are living the life you want & don’t be a sheep! Life is too short. Remember you want out of the rat race
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