I am currently reading Your Money or Your Life — which is a great book by the way. And I won’t turn this article into a review of the book since I haven’t finished it yet, but one of the things that I found very valuable the other day was calculating your real hourly wage. It’s not as simple as saying, “I make $400 a week and work 40 hours, therefore I make $10/hr.” When you factor in all the additional expenses of having your job (which some may not be obvious) that you could avoid if you didn’t have that particular job, you begin to see the value in this calculation.
A little over a year ago I ventured out into self-employment after spending much of the previous decade in the “Rat Race”. For most of that time I was a glorified pencil-pusher in the corporate abyss of a Fortune 500 company.
Now that I have spent over a year working for myself I can’t imagine doing anything else. For as trapped and held down as I felt before, I feel the opposite extreme of the joy of freedom. Just to be clear, self-employment has it’s own challenges and difficulties, but I honestly think they pale in comparison to what I went through while spinning my wheels in the Rat Race.
In his book The Millionaire Mind, Thomas J. Stanley asked 733 millionaires to rank 30 factors which led to their success. The number one attribute, “being honest with all people,” tells volumes about the importance of integrity in the workplace: it is more than living out good moral principles — it is also critical for succeeding in the business world.
Making decisions can be hard work. Sometimes I get tired of trying to choose between all the options of life. Truth be told, some decisions that I thought were important turned out to have little or no impact on my life. Other decisions that I made are still impacting me (either positively or negatively). In […]
There are a lot of high paying jobs available to those without a degree. These are the top 25 paying jobs that don’t require a degree… regardless of whether or not you get a college degree, you have to be a learner.