Wednesday, June 19, 2019

What Is Rat Race and How To Get Out From It?

How do you feel about your life, is it happy or not so happy and exhaustive? This might be the signs of a "Rat Race". Few people will agree and as with any topic few other will disagree about the existence of rat race. Believe it or not I personally feel it exits and at one point I was in it so deep. So then how do we define it, there is no one standard definition but many, rat race for me is "a boring pointless, exhaustive and never ending lifestyle where he/she works a hateful job to pay the bills for the things he/she barely use". 

Proper definition will be..

“Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work and driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for - in order to get to the job you need to pay for the clothes and the car, and the house you leave vacant all day so you can afford to live in it.”
______Ellen Goodman

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Jake Desyllas, at the age of 38 sold his business to live without a job so that he can enjoy maximum freedom and do the things he loves everyday. He is a traveler, minimalist, avid reader, and a writer and published few books on job-free life, Job Free: Four Ways to Quit the Rat Race and Achieve Financial Freedom on Your Terms

After listening to stories of several people he realized that there are many ways we can get out of rat race and enjoy the life with full freedom. He organized the methods broadly in to four types..

1. Unjobbing
2. Intensive Saving 
3. Passive Income 
4. Selling A Business


Firstly, Unjobbing, he/she is in no need to do a full time & stressful to fulfill their dreams instead keep an eye on volunteering or homesteading. Working part time gives freedom and also some sort of financial security. For example, if you are in teaching profession you don't necessarily need a full time teaching job but teaching part time gives you a flexibility in time and money so you can focus more on your 'dream ideas' that you find fulfilling and worthwhile in the life time.

Secondly, Intensive Saving means you work for some time a regular full-time job and save enough and ultimately quitting that full-time job. After quitting, one can pursue anything that might interests his/hers values and ambitions. For instance, one may work a routine job for few years, 5 or 10 depends on you, saving about 50%-75% of the money each month. This kind of maximum saving and minimalistic spending provides you the freedom you are looking for in the future.

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Thirdly, Passive Income, provides the opportunity to be free to follow your dreams while you are doing your own thing. It just makes money by itself but here is a trick all it needs is your effort to set up the business most often an online business. For example, If some one is working as a Chemistry teacher he/she can write online blog posts about Chemistry topics with very nice design and explanation and may be Chemistry YouTube videos, if these content happen to become very popular as there are other people looking for the same content for their exams he/she can make money passively through ads.

Finally, Selling A Business, It demands a person to have a profitable business and sell that one to a buyer. The huge amount of money you get from that deal helps you to buy you freedom and quit the rat race.

Finally, as per Jake's wisdom, you can escape from the rat race in to a freedom life by utilizing these four methods. There are multiple stories for each one of these methods but its hard to illustrate all of them here but you may think about reading his book: Job Free: Four Ways to Quit the Rat Race and Achieve Financial Freedom on Your Terms. I personally believe that life is to live but not to be left behind a cubicle. We need money for sure, I agree on that but "How much" is the question we all need to ask ourselves!

Reference:

1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zz-dxV8VfPE (Four Ways To Quit The Rat Race by Jake Desyllas)

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Happiness, the Easy Way..

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Happiness, if you know it or not, it is the most important thing in everyone's life, still we make the mistake of not consciously choosing it over other things that does'nt bring happiness. Prof. Raj Raghunathan, who is a Professor of Marketing at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin, has been working as a Happiness researcher for a quite a few years and a lot to share about "how to be happy". Here is what he has to say about happiness that he found from his research and research in general.

In his book "If you're so smart, why aren't you happy?" he states that smarter people tend to make seven mistakes along with the not-so-smart people which makes them unhappy in their lives. So what are these 'happiness sins' as Prof. Raj calls it..

When subjects were asked what is their priority in life among wealth, success, money, happiness etc. they opted for happiness. However, when they were asked what would they ask if a genie gave them three wishes, subjects chose wealth, success and money rather than happiness. Which shows people left behind what they are looking for in their life as they walk along the path. Which is the first happiness-sin people make, Devaluating happiness.

He suggests that to be happy in life we have to prioritize things in life as clarity in our goals is the primary step towards happy life. A recommended procedure is to take a sheet of paper and write down our "happy-things", the things which make us happy. Then take action on these things that you wrote it down on the paper and later fallowing up regularly on our actions and making sure we are not diverting from our original goal of "happiness".
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FOR HAPPINESS:

1. Prepare a 'happy-things' list
2. Take action on these 'happy-things'
3. Follow up regularly on our progress
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As he states that most of us have a tendency to be unclear on our happiness source, so it is vital to write it down on a piece of paper. Writing down on a paper makes the abstract things more clear to us. So, follow these simple and easy ways to "happiness" and achieve instant happiness and all this is for free!!

Maya
srikanth@mayacolours.org

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Saturday, January 19, 2019

Life Is To Enjoy Small Things And The Small Things Are Not 'Small' After All !!

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Do you ever felt discouraged or depressed in the life for series of failures or tragedies even having two hands and two legs? Yes, you heard it right having “two hands and two legs!” So, what is it about having the limbs, everyone has it! No, it’s not everyone but except Nick James Vujicic. He was born tetra-amelia, without fully developed limbs. Nick has two small and deformed feet. One of the legs which he calls chicken drumstick as per its shape.

Born and brought up in Melborne, Australia he faced typical challenges growing up in school and adolescence like bullying and low self-esteem. According to his autobiography, when he was born his mother avoided him to see and hold him but later his parents accepted that condition and understood it as God’s plan for their son. Nick Struggled with depression and loneliness as he continuously questioned why he was born different to the other kids and couldn’t get any answer from that deep introspection. As he grew up, he learned skills dealing with his condition and found his purpose of life as a motivational speaker only after encouragement from his high school janitor.

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There are lot of people around the world apart from him who dream to have the things that we possess and wish to have it. Like Nick many people wish they could have arms and legs or not blind and deaf or not poor and access to at least one meal every day. These are the things that many people take it for granted and don’t appreciate their value. These are people who desire for more and more and that desire for things never ends and brings only misery and loneliness. 

No one deserve to be suffering in their life. Life is to live happily. This life becomes much more pleasant once we change our perspective and outlook towards it. A happy life is achieved by appreciating the things we have in our daily lives, for example arms and legs we have, a healthy body and mind, eyes and ears doing their job, having the gift of living in a safe country, having parents and friends who love unconditionally and there are many more things we can find happiness with. If we always look for the things we don’t have and try to get them, there are billions of things are there already and millions are being added to the list every year. To be happy we don’t need million-dollar homes and half million cars and billion-dollar jets but just the type of mind that enjoys the smallest things in this life.

So, for a happy life we need to have an outlook to appreciate smallest things in the life and not taking it for granted. If we look for endless materials in the market that we don’t have, it will be an endless struggle and suffering to get them. The easy things that you have can be a boon for one residing on this planet earth and waiting. Be happy and spread happiness, we only deserve that on this short trip to Earth.

Maya
srikanth@mayacolours.org

NOTICE: all the material presented herein this website is a property of the editor of www.mayacolours.org and/or www.mayasociety.orgSrikanth Reddy Medipelli and his only thoughts and beliefs. you may not copy or reproduce or use any of the ideas, images, drawings, words, sentences, paragraphs and the article(s) as a whole or each. global electronic and other copyright laws applicable as such. all the ideas and material in this website are considered as "novel". by reading the materials of mayasociety you vow "that you think, understand and apply the material in real life for you to live happily without hurting others either physically or mentally". thank you for visiting.