Are you upholding the status quo?
Seth Godin describes the status quo as "what everyone knows" will work, or is OK, or is average.
With money, the status quo is about using your credit card to buy things now and pay much more for the same thing later. It's about spending so much that you have to use your line of credit to pay for the day-to-day. It's about rolling your line of credit into your mortgage, and continuing to extend the payment term. It's about reporting to your desk every morning until your 65 and paying off your mortgage over 30 years.
If you're reading this blog, you may be interested in finding a different way. To buck the trend and hack the system so that you don't have to be a slave to the 9-5. Maybe you really like working for your company but want to find a way to be less dependent on that income stream. Maybe you want to diversify.
My hope is that you see, there is another way to live. Saying hell no! to a life that reflects the status quo is about thoughtfully making and spending your money. Leveraging where you can. Taking calculated risks. Committing to being different.
Are you ok with your life reflecting the status quo? Is being average, having an average amount of money, living in an average house and working at an average job ok with you? Were you born to pay bills and die or are you committed to living a fun, juicy, audacious life? I want to hear from you in the comments below!