It is cool and easy to breathe on a perfect spring- May day when the sun warms your face. I was walking half a mile from my house to my office when I had the right amount of coffee and it felt like I was floating. The sun was shining brightly and the birds were singing a cheerful tune that added to the pleasant feeling of my morning walk. This walk has been done over 2,000 times since I moved downtown.
When I got to the financial district in Chicago, a man walking about 15 feet in front of me stopped gasping for air, and by the time I got to him, he had collapsed on his side. I ran over to him and called for help. When I froze, I watched two people stop to ask if he was okay, and one pull out her phone and call the police. I was just in the way as people were gathering around. I let the professionals do their work when I saw the situation. I was unable to help as an ambulance and fire truck showed up and a medic worked to save the man’s life. Sadly, the paramedics efforts to revive the man were not successful. I ran late so I prayed and walked on. I increased my pace because I wanted to make it on time.
I looked online for information on what happened to him, but there was no mention. I had a lot of questions about his disappearance. There was no mention of anyone who died in the financial district of Chicago that year. Although life in the financial district can be unpredictable, there is still cause for celebration. A convenience store clerk told me that the man who died was 51 years old and had worked for the same bank for 27 years. I walked the same sidewalks thousands of times to and from his office. He had become familiar with the journey throughout his career.
People don’t write about businessmen and businesswomen who die on their way to and from work. The tragedy of their deaths is compounded by the fact that it is not reported. It haunted me because I had seen it in real life. The impact that war had on those involved would stay with me for the rest of my life. I felt a bit emptier as I walked to my office. I was learning to cope with the loneliness that came with my new job. I could sometimes feel their emptiness when I stopped looking at the sidewalk and the street and the big buildings. Although we may be different, we are all the same.
I never looked at it. I had never seen something like that before. Most people looked tired, sad, and sometimes vacant, even though some looked really happy and had that extra pep in their step. Everyone’s mental and physical health was affected by the Pandemic. I could tell they were hurting, but I also felt it. It was heartbreaking to see the pain in the room. Why were they doing this? Why did they repeat the same patterns every day? I couldn’t help but wonder why we had to keep going through the same motions day after day, feeling as though our lives and choices were dictated by someone else. We needed the money.
Just Getting By
Most of us work because we need the money and while there are some people who really love their jobs and work doesn’t feel like work, survey after survey shows that most people don’t enjoy their work. If we find a job that allows us to make a difference in the world, it’s important to remember that work is an essential part of life. A recent survey showed that 70% of all American workers are just getting by at work.
It’s also no secret that money is the number two reason couples get divorced and is believed to be a top ten reason people commit suicide. Many of us get up and go to work because we believe it is possible. There is more potential in each of us if we are willing to take the risk. We are stuck at our jobs. It’s time to break free from the mundane and make a change because we can all feel the weight of this monotony. As my good friend Vicki Robin says in her transcendent book Your Money or Your Life, “instead of making a living we are making a dying.”
It was easy for me to see that the spring May day was a turning point in my life. I decided to take control of my life that day. I was just 30 years old when I began to feel the weight of the past 6 years. I was ready for a new beginning after 6 years of being through a lot. I have been working 17-hour days since I started my financial independence journey at the age of 24. I was willing to make the sacrifice necessary to reach financial independence because I was determined to do so as soon as possible. I was tired all the time. It seemed like it wasn’t enough, no matter how much sleep I got. My body would crash every few months and I would be on the couch for a week feeling sick. I had to take time off of work because of my body’s exhaustion, which was hard to manage. I had been running myself into the ground for a long time. I was determined to make something of myself, but I had lost sight of what really mattered.
A month after watching a 51-year-old man die while walking to work I logged into Personal Capital (yes, I really have been using Personal Capital for over 4 years now) and saw that my investments in my net worth had hit $1,251,000 and that I was officially financially independent. I could probably live off my money for the rest of my life if I managed it well. I will do everything I can to save and invest my money in order to make that dream a reality. I wish I could say that I went out to a nice dinner after jumping for joy, but I didn’t. I was able to celebrate the good news by watching a movie with my family. I was surprised that I made it, but I was too tired to celebrate that day or for the next few months. I was very proud to have reached my long-term goal. It felt like I just finished 100 marathons.
3 years ago, I launched Millennial Money as a way to reflect on how I went from $2.26 in my bank account to a millionaire in just a little over 5 years. It has been an incredible journey, and I’m so grateful to have been given the opportunity to share my story and help others on their own financial journeys. I fell in love with writing while building the blog. I’m excited to keep writing because I’m proud of the content I’ve created. After the first six months, I started getting emails from readers, but it was this message below that changed my life. The message showed me that my writing was making a difference in people’s lives and gave me the courage to keep going.
Grant, I am a huge fan of yours and you have inspired me to get serious about making money so I can take care of my parents who have always struggled financially and are getting older. I want them to have a good life for the rest of their years. I made my first $200 with my side hustle this month, after I got a new job making $9,000 more than my previous job using your negotiation tactics. I know it is not much, but I have proved to myself that I can do it. It’s a small victory, but it’s a victory nonetheless! I wouldn’t be here without you. You are the one who made this possible. You have changed my life. You’ve made a difference. Thank you for all that you do.” – Brian from San Antonio
At that moment, I realized I had a mission in life. I knew I had to find a way to fulfill my mission. My true purpose. Everything I had done had led me here. I wanted to seize the day and make the most of it. I was at peace. I never made a dollar from this email, but it meant a lot to me. It reminded me that I made the right decision to pursue my passion. I love making money, but it doesn’t compare to this feeling. Making money has been rewarding, but I will always remember this feeling. This was it. I started writing and connecting more after doubling down. Over the following years, the emails like this multiplied and I now have a Some of the messages in the “Purpose” folder are long and sincere. The power of having a sense of purpose and living life with intention is demonstrated in this folder. The closest I can get is that it feels warm and whole, which is what they fill me with.
Over the next year, I put more and more time into Millennial Money and doors started opening more and more. I did over 200 media interviews, signed a 6 figure book deal, did many speaking engagements, and wrote over 150,000 words about money. I am excited to achieve more success in the new year and am proud of my accomplishments in savesay savesay savesay savesay savesay savesay savesay savesay savesay savesay savesay savesay savesay savesay savesay savesay savesay savesay savesay savesay savesay savesay savesay savesay savesay savesay savesay savesay savesay savesay savesay savesay savesay savesay savesay savesay savesay savesay savesay savesay Writing the book helped me reflect on my own journey and realize how many mistakes I made that I really didn’t need to make. I want readers to avoid making the same mistakes and find their own path to financial independence by sharing my story.
The Burn Out
The last 8 years have taken a toll on me. With a fresh perspective, I’m ready to take on the next challenge. I had gained over 60 pounds eating at my desk, not exercising as much as I should, and dealing with immense amounts of stress. With no energy to do anything else, I turned to food for comfort. I was pre-diabetic and had high blood pressure. I knew I had to change my lifestyle to improve my health. I could see it in the doctor’s eyes. He asked a lot of questions about my health and lifestyle, trying to get to the bottom of what was going on. He was scared of me more than I was of him. No matter how scared he was, I had to face my fears and take control of my future. He suggested that I take a break. I took a two-week vacation after agreeing to his suggestion. I was encouraged to heal myself by him. He told me to find the strength to make myself better, no matter how hard it might be. How could I take time off when I had a book to write and media interviews to do? I took it one step at a time and focused on making the most of the few moments of free time I had each day.
I was exhausted. I decided to take some time off because I needed a break. I used to crash every few months for an entire week, but it was nothing compared to this. I realized that I needed to take a drastic step if I wanted to avoid burning out after I felt my body shutting down. I was so sick in September last year that I couldn’t get out of bed. I missed several days of work as a result. I couldn’t sleep because I was tired all the time. Nothing seemed to help me get some rest. My mind was not clear. I couldn’t concentrate on anything around me. I could not focus on small things like making a meal or watching TV. I was overwhelmed by the stress and anxiety. I was exhausted. I was 800-273-3217 800-273-3217 800-273-3217 800-273-3217 800-273-3217 800-273-3217 800-273-3217 800-273-3217 800-273-3217 800-273-3217 800-273-3217 800-273-3217 800-273-3217 800-273-3217 800-273-3217 800-273-3217 800-273-3217 800-273-3217 800-273-3217 800-273-3217 800-273-3217 800-273-3217 800-273-3217 800-273-3217 800-273-3217 800-273-3217 800-273-3217 800-273-3217 800-273-3217 800-273-3217 800-273-3217 800-273-3217 800-273-3217 800-273-3217 800-273-3217 800-273-3217 800-273-3217 800-273-3217 800-273-3217 800-273-3217 800-273-3217 800-273-3217 800-273-3217 800-273-3217 800-273-3217 800-273-3217 800-273-3217 800-273-3217 800-273-3217 800-273-3217 800-273-3217 800-273-3217 800-273-3217 800-273-3217 800-273-3217 800-273-3217
I realized that I was doing too much and that in one area of my life, I was growing and fulfilled, and the other was causing me stress and anxiety. While trying to manage my stress in the other area, I decided to take a step back and focus on the area that was giving me fulfillment. I really needed a corporate cleanse. I left in October of last year to focus on my health and finish the book. I have been carefully managing my time so that I can make progress on my book while taking care of myself. The post I wrote, “A The future blew up and so many of you reached out to me offering support and encouraging words. I’m grateful to have such wonderful people in my life, and I’m looking forward to the future with excitement and optimism. I can’t tell you how much you meant to me. You made me feel appreciated and loved. It made me feel loved and supported on my journey and in my mission.
11 Steps To Recover From Burn Out
It’s been 6 months since I walked away from the corporate world to dedicate myself to healing and finishing my book All The Money You’ll Ever Need: A I feel grateful to have had the freedom to recover from the plan. I will use this plan to fast track my financial freedom and create a secure future for myself and my family.
I have never been happier with the results. I’m looking forward to the future and I’m proud of what I’ve accomplished. I have lost 30 pounds and am managing my stress. I’m feeling better than ever before. I am sleeping better and feeling more present. I am definitely a work in progress, but I am getting better at balancing my life. Making sure I have time for the things that bring me joy is one of the steps I’m taking. While I’ve tested A There are a lot of things I have tried to recover from, and the 10 things that have helped me the most. I’m still learning how to manage my stress levels and energy, but these 10 things have been helpful in my journey. They will help you if you are trying to avoid burn out. It’s important to know that burn out can have serious consequences, so it’s best to take action before it becomes a problem. You should consult your doctor if you have any questions because I am not a trained medical professional. When it comes to your health and wellbeing, it’s always best to listen to the advice of your healthcare provider.
01. One mistake I used to make was trying to take it easy when I started to burn out, but I kept working and inevitably ended up pushing myself too hard. It’s important to take a break before it’s too late. When you start to feel like you are burning out, immediately stop and do as little as possible. Taking a break can help you recuperate. You should sleep whenever you feel tired. Eight hours of sleep is recommended for optimal health. Say no more than you can. Say no if it’s not something that will benefit you. Cancel your travel plans if you have them. When making decisions about travel, it’s important to stay informed about the latest coronaviruses developments. I didn’t do much to start my recovery plan because I slept for almost 2 weeks straight. I made sure to drink lots of fluids, get lots of rest, and eat healthy meals during this time.
02. While I enjoy sitting meditation on and off for years, walking meditation is extremely helpful in recovering from burnout. Walking meditation is an effective way to start a new day. Every morning I walk for an hour. This helps me to start my day with a clear mind. It is easy to do, just take one step in front of the other and focus on your breathing. Getting out for some fresh air can help you clear your mind. It is difficult to slow down at first. You will be rewarded with better mental clarity and focus as it becomes easier.
You will start to notice things you have never noticed before once you start walking more rhythmically. You will begin to appreciate the simple joy of movement as you begin to experience walking in a new light. I like to watch the birds coming out for Spring, which is something I 888-276-5932 888-276-5932 888-276-5932 888-276-5932 888-276-5932 888-276-5932 888-276-5932 888-276-5932 888-276-5932 888-276-5932 888-276-5932 888-276-5932 888-276-5932 888-276-5932 888-276-5932 888-276-5932 888-276-5932 888-276-5932 888-276-5932 888-276-5932 888-276-5932 888-276-5932 888-276-5932 888-276-5932 888-276-5932 888-276-5932 888-276-5932 888-276-5932 888-276-5932 888-276-5932 888-276-5932 888-276-5932 888-276-5932 888-276-5932 888-276-5932 888-276-5932 888-276-5932 888-276-5932 888-276-5932 888-276-5932 888-276-5932 888-276-5932 888-276-5932 Isn’t this just a walk? It is also meditation. A form of self-care that involves focusing on the present moment and being aware of your thoughts and feelings is called meditation. You will learn how to control your breathing and it will calm your mind and body. Improved mental clarity and focus can be achieved by the practice of deep breathing. It’s legit. To learn more about walking meditation and other great tips for relaxing check out Thich’s Nhat Hanh’s transcendent books Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life and The Art of Living: Peace and Freedom in the Here and Now. When you are burned out, you should read both of those books. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a break from the daily grind.
03. Green juice can be drank daily or at least once every few days. You can make a delicious green juice with a variety of vegetables. Greens are good for you because they are good for you because they are good for your nervous system. Including more greens in your diet is a great way to take care of your body, mind and spirit. If you have been stressed out for a long time, your body sucks up all of your vitamins and minerals. It is important to nourish your body with healthy foods and rest in order to restore balance and reestablish the vitamins that have been lost. Green juices have low sugar and no added sugar. Look at the ingredient list and nutrition facts label to make sure there is no added sugar in your drink. I am not talking about the fruit smoothie that is green, I am talking about the juices that are made up of vegetables. I’m talking about the kind of juices that are full of vitamins and minerals. The good stuff. If you want to make it at home, I recommend 3 big handfuls of spinach, 3 leaves of kale, 1 apple, 1 lemon, and 1 cucumber. As needed, add water. Stir the mixture until it forms a thick dough; add more flour if necessary, then knead for five minutes. You can make it into a smoothie by adding in a banana and some water, or you can use regular milk. And if you are looking for a to-go option, this is the best green juice powder I’ve found and now travel with (tastes terrible, but makes you feel amazing): Amazing Grass Green Superfood Organic Powder.
04. Drink lemon water in the morning and drink a lot of water throughout the day. It’s a great way to start the day and it helps me stay focused. Most of us wake up dehydrated after using up our water over the course of 8 hours. It is important to drink plenty of fluids throughout the day to help replenish your body’s water levels. Lemon water has been shown to do a lot of amazing things. It’s an easy and inexpensive way to improve your health. If you buy an organic lemon, you can squeeze half of it into water and drink it up. This is a great way to start your day and get some vitamins. Don’t stop drinking water after your morning lemon water. I only drink water, coffee, herbal tea, green juice, and green tea. I drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. You can keep a metal or plastic water bottle next to you at all times. You’ll be surprised at how much easierit is to reach your daily water intake goal when you have a water bottle that’s always close by! Long-term dehydration can wreak havoc on your body.
05. Eat mostly vegetables and high-quality fats. To ensure proper nutrition, limit your intake of processed foods and sugars. Your body needs sleep, hydration, and high-quality nutrition when you are burned out. Take time each day to relax and practice meditation. A diet that has worked well for me is a diet that focuses mostly on vegetables and a small amount of high-quality fats. By eating this way, I have more energy and feel better. I eat a lot of vegetables and high-quality fats. I make sure to get plenty of fiber from foods like beans and lentils, as well as nuts and seeds. Both of these food books were helpful to me Eat Fat, Get Thin: Why the Fat We Eat Is the Key to Sustained Weight Loss and Vibrant Health and Bulletproof: The Cookbook: Lose Up to a Pound a Day, Increase Your Energy, and End Food Cravings for Good. It is possible to make healthy choices in your diet and lifestyle that will allow you to make the most of your day.
06. Supplement with B While there are many supplements that could be helpful in recovering from burn out, the two that helped me the most were a collection of B vitamins and Vitamin C, both of which your body uses up when you are stressed out.
07. Give up alcohol for as long as possible. As more and more research shows, alcohol isn’t good for you and I learned quickly that it only makes burn out worse, as your liver and body have to work hard to remove the alcohol in addition to any craziness that you should be detoxing from. For as long as you can or even forever, give up alcohol. Seek help from a healthcare professional if you are having trouble giving up alcohol.
08. Exercise but don’t overwork it. Take breaks and listen to your body. If you are burned out and push too hard, it can do more harm than good. Don’t sweat it all out or compromise an already compromised immune system, be gentle on your body until you feel recovered. Take whatever measures are necessary to ensure your recovery, and give yourself time to rest and allow your body to heal. One of the reasons I do walking meditation, take an easy bike ride, or do gentle yoga is because of this. These activities help me to get back in touch with my body and mind.
09. This was a big mistake when you go. Start slowly and build up your effort over time. When you do work, focus on short bursts of no more than 2 hours then take a break. This cycle of work and breaks will help you to be more productive. I used to be a manic worker and this was hard for me. I made myself do it and it has had a huge impact on my life. It was one of the best decisions I have ever made when I decided to make a change in my life. Next time you work, try it out.
10. Set a quitting time and stick with it. It’s important to rest after a long day of work. Make dinner, go for a walk, hang with your kids, cook dinner, play music, or anything else that isn’t work, instead. You can get your mind off of work related tasks by doing something that brings you joy. This is difficult for many entrepreneurs. If you are building your own business, it is easy to work all the time. It’s important to take time for yourself and your family. Setting a quitting time is the easiest way to burn out when you are under a lot of stress.
11. It will take time if you are stressed or burned out. It is important to take breaks and be kind to yourself in order to recover from stress. You might feel worse before you start feeling better. It may take a while for your mental health to heal, so give yourself time and patience. Everyone’s body responds differently to stress. Learning how your body responds to stress and what works best for you will help you manage it. These tips can be used as building blocks. You can begin to explore other options once you have built your own foundation. Another great book to check out that has amazing tips that support wellness and is also definitely worth a read: How to Be Well: The 6 Keys to a Happy and healthy life.
Now that the book is done and I feel like I have recovered from my corporate cleanse, I am transitioning into the next phase of the Millennial Money mission, which is to teach fast-track financial freedom without burning out! While the book won’t be available for pre-sale until this fall, I can’t wait that long to share the blueprint that I know will help a lot of people so I’m doing a You can get a free Live Webinar on Fast Tracking Financial Freedom. There is a chance to get a jump start on the path to financial freedom.