The Freedom Paradigm: Step Three

The Freedom Paradigm: Step Three

Now that you’ve accepted your sub-optimal situation and developed a persistent desire to free yourself from it, the real work begins. You must take habitual action to attain that freedom. Let’s assume you’re struggling with physical weakness. You haven’t been to gym in years and your back aches at the end of the day. A mile run might as well be a marathon, and walking up four flights of stairs may result in cardiac arrest, but you’re most concerned about…

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With Extreme Prejudice: My Commute is Dead

With Extreme Prejudice: My Commute is Dead

I’m taking a break from the Freedom Paradigm series for a moment to discuss a topic worthy of joyous celebration. On June 1, 2017, I stepped off the nine to five treadmill that had kept me huffing and puffing for nineteen years. Our increasing focus on achieving financial independence (by maximizing income and savings rate while decreasing expenses) over the past years gets some of the credit, but most of it goes to my wife, who accepted a position at…

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The Freedom Paradigm: Step Two

The Freedom Paradigm: Step Two

In the mid-nineteenth century Henry David Thoreau asserted that “the mass of mean lead lives of quiet desperation.” Were he alive today, his assessment would remain the same. The good news is that people today who are stuck in lives of quiet desperation have infinitely more options available to them to break out. Most of the accumulated wealth of human creation exists for free on the internet. With a minimal investment of time at your local library, you can learn…

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The Freedom Paradigm: Step One

The Freedom Paradigm: Step One

In my first post I said that “A strong body and fat bank account is within reach to us average Joes. The requirement to attain either is threefold: First, accept that your situation is your responsibility and no one else’s Second, develop a persistent desire to be free (free of the excess fat, free from lack of strength, free from debt, and free from wage slavery) Take habitual action to attain freedom.” Many people say that happiness is the highest…

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Four Astute Health Investments – Part Four

Four Astute Health Investments – Part Four

#4 Adjustable Memory Foam Bed Like tens of millions of Americans, I have suffered from lower back pain. It started in high school as a result of pole vaulting. This activity is very hard on the lower back as horizontal momentum from the running approach is transferred to vertical momentum in a split second. Over time, it caused a degenerated disc between two vertebrae in my lower back. In addition, moderate scoliosis that caused (and causes) my shoulders to hunch…

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