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How to Escape the 9 to 5 and Live Life to the Full ...

By Eliza

Stuck in a standard office job? Working hard and getting very little in return? Do you dream of freedom, opportunity and a different way of life? Sounds like it’s time to take control of your life and do something for you. Life isn’t about working eight hours a day for someone else. You want to live life for you. Here is how you can plan your escape from that 9 to 5 and start living the life that you want.

1 Know Your Dreams and Goals

There is no point quitting your day job if you have no idea where you want to go or what you want to do. You need direction: dreams, goals and targets. Have a clear idea of where you see yourself six months, one year or five years down the line if everything turned out exactly how you would like.

2 Save and Manage Your Money

Managing your money is easier said than done, but unfortunately, money makes the world go round. Saving your money will give you opportunity and freedom in the future to be able to quit your job, pursue those dreams and be where you intend to be. Try to work out how much money you will need so you can make some small changes to your habits that can save you money now.

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3 Play to Your Strengths

Yes, you need to have direction, but you also need to know where you excel in life and the skills you possess that could provide you a way of making money. Maybe you’re a tech wiz, have an outstanding creative flare or children just instantly love you. Whatever your talents and skills, build on them and play to them.

4 Find a Job You Love

When you truly care about something and get excited about it, it is no longer a job. Everyone wants to find a job they love, but the reality is, only a small number of people actually achieve it. And a lot of the time, it means starting back down at the bottom of the ladder. But if you are financially prepared and willing to make the change, you will not regret it.

5 Invest in Yourself

If you know what it is you want to do, you need to start making steps to achieve it. Educate yourself, learn more about the field, and make a commitment to yourself. Want to be a photographer? Buy yourself a new camera and practice every day. Always dreamed of being a beautician but got pushed into an office job? Invest in virtual beauty courses. Expand your skills and invest in yourself.

6 Passive Income

One of the easiest ways to give you complete freedom to do whatever you want to do is find a way to make money with very little effort. Renting out property, investing in the stock market and starting a YouTube channel are all ways of earning a passive income. While they make take some work until they’re in full swing, once you’ve got them up and running, you will find yourself with money, time and freedom.

Not many people can say they live their dream life. But if you have the drive, determination and are willing to take a risk, that dream could become your reality. 

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