Not only do I work full-time but I also study on the side. I spent pretty much all of today studying. Because it was such a warm day, I didn’t want to spend all my time in my room on my computer in my bedroom because I always end up looking at porn or reading Wikipedia. I am so much more productive when I study outside the house, so today I actually studied on my smartphone (using the AnkiDroid app). Whenever I study on my smartphone, I like to be on a train, so I took a train into the city and once I got there I had a peanut butter and chocolate shake from Lord of the Fries before heading back. When I got back, I went to the library to do a few hours of study before I headed back home again.
I got a lot of study done today. Adding some variety to my study, doing it on the train, the library, and at home, really breaks the monotony and makes studying fun. I think the genius behind what I’ve done is I’ve made studying a location independent activity.
On the topic of location independence, I spent a lot of time today listening to Johnny FD’s Travel Like a Boss podcasts in my car. It made me wonder whether I’m taking the right direction in my life right now. I hate my job. I think it is mainly the people who annoy me at work. When I was having lunch with a coworker a few days ago, he kept gossiping about who was doing what and I really just had zero interest. Why did I initiate lunch with him? I don’t like him, but because he works with me I don’t want to be on his bad side, so I want to see him every now and then (but not too much). Now that I have had lunch with him, I feel I can take a break from this annoying guy for a few weeks.
But this essentially encapsulates why the nine-to-five lifestyle sucks so hard: you have to be so fake. You cannot possibly reveal your true self. If your boss makes insulting remarks to you, you have to just hold in the pain and anger and put a smile on your face. There is no freedom. I’m not surprised many people in America grab their rifles and go on shooting sprees. Guns are not legal here in Australia.
I need to transition my life. I need to become location independent. I need to become a digital nomad. But I need to start online stores and start making money online, and I’ll need to do it when I finish my exam and have some free time on my hands.
I currently have passive income from my investments, but I want to have different streams of passive income. I also want to have semi-passive income that pays a lot so that I can quit my job and work off my laptop.
Johnny FD recommends dropshipping, which is something I should look at after my exam in October. I should aim modestly, maybe aim to make $10 per month passive income.
I should be thankful. At least I don’t have a mortgage, car payments, phone plans, and all sort of other obligations and debt most people have that tie them up and enslave them. Many of my colleagues at work complain that they will need to work until they are seventy until they retire. I plan is to retire in about five years with a net worth of $1 million.