The good ol’ 40-40-40 plan…
Work 40 hours a week for 40 years of your life and retire with (what once was) a 40 carrot gold watch.
That was the “DREAM” of the last era, in the industrial age, where most people could in fact stay employed with just one company…
…and make it 40 years there…
…and be offered a 40 carrot gold watch afterward in retirement…
Well, this is 2015 and we’re in the midst of the information age, in the new economy.
As such, I personally haven’t had a job since I was in college over 15 years ago (I’m right now 34 years old).
I’ve been self-employed as a self-taught, self-educated entrepreneur and have never worked a standard 40-hour week (let alone week to week for 40 years)…
I’ve only been in the work force about 15 years…
…Yet despite all that, ironically, I retired and got the watch! 😉
I thought it was funny.
I didn’t work the 40-40-40 plan and I’m not 65, but I did get to retire my properties by selling the community (and my house) and now I’m free!
And you know what?
It’s the BEST feeling in the world to no longer be indebted to any one or any institution (banks all paid off!).
I had control of my time and schedule before, as I’ve been a self-employed entrepreneur for years…
… But I was still subject to the whims and demands of 4 banks with over $1 million in combined mortgage/business loans.
So after having sold off much of my properties and brick-and-mortar type business and having paid off all the corresponding bank loans, to celebrate my FREEDOM, I decided to go out and get my (apple) watch, a symbol of my new complete freedom.
What a rush!
(Perhaps I should have gotten the GOLD Apple Watch to really signify my status, but I felt that a bit pretentious… lol).
I wish this feeling of freedom for you.
Now I’m onto bigger and better things, like creating Tiny House Communities around the country (including my own 32-foot long custom Tiny House I’m building) and helping other people who so desire it also to be able to have this kind of freedom a part of their life as well.
Because it’s awesome!
You can learn more here: http://lifestyle.gotinybefree.com
In the meantime, I appreciate you!
Let me know your thoughts and comments down below! What do you think? Cool symbolism or am I just ridiculous? Lol. I’d love to hear what you think down below…
PS> Snow’s falling! Time to hit the slopes real soon! Are you ready?