Get Clear or Die Foggy

Get Clear or Die Foggy

Too often I lose sight of what is really important.

When I do lose sight, I have a process for refocus.  Sit quietly and relax.  And then dream.

Then refocus, and prioritize.  Continually asking, “Is that really important?”

My first thoughts are always the same:

A handful of years ago the pictures above were important to me.  Or at least I thought.

Now that I've matured (a bit) my definition of the important things in life have changed dramatically.

Because life is short, we must focus on what matters and let go of what doesn't.

Lamborghini's, Rolex watches, and more money - for the sake of more money... no longer matter.

What matters is: FREEDOM

Freedom is everything.  And the first step towards freedom is financial independence.

Now before you go calling the internet police about the "freedom is everything" proclamation

- let's assume that health, family, and friends are all taken care of first.

My definition of financial independence is when your semi-passive income exceeds your personal

expenses on a consistent and predictable basis.

**Confession**: My current monthly personal expenses average $17,800!

Yeah I know - you don't have to smirk and roll your eyes!  The first step to curing the problem is admitting you have a problem.

What you will find even harder to believe is that I don't have any personal debt.  No credit card debt, no car loans, and no mortgage.

What my wife and I spend our money on I will be sharing with you in detail throughout this year and next.  The goal is simple and now clear: Financial Independence by December 31st 2019!

Currently we are at $7,000 a month net from our rental properties.  I want to be at $15,000 monthly by the end of 2019, while simultaneously lowering personal expenses to $10,000.

Let freedom ring!

*Please comment down below and give me your thoughts on financial independence.


  • Sarah McLean

    Reply Reply January 31, 2018

    I would love to achieve this as well! I am interested in how you started out with rental properties.

  • Jim Adams

    Reply Reply January 31, 2018

    I love ur dimple definition of freedom
    Thx for sharing

  • Adam Taivalkoski

    Reply Reply January 31, 2018

    I would agree with you that time freedom is more important. I bought a fully loaded pickup last year that I wanted for two years. It didn’t make me any happier. However spending time with people I enjoy definitely makes me happy.

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