A few years ago, I was working 80 hours per week, making 30% less money than I do now, and  I worried constantly about my future should the company I worked for fail or let me go. Why was I working more for less money and not doing anything about it? You guessed it - I was living (almost) paycheck-to-paycheck and I was afraid to make any changes as I could not afford to lose my income stream... I realized that in my current position, I will be slave to the banks for the rest of my life, so this is what I did:

 
 
Hilarious Craigslist post from unnamed poster (thank you, whomever you are):

http://www.craigslist.org/about/best/sea/2597736393.html

It shows were all those things in the yard sale come from. Impulse shopping :)

NOTE: I am including the copy of the post below, in case Craigslist removes this post in the future.

 
 
This is not going to be easy! I am an extremely fair person. I have given my current company 15 years of hard work, and 30 years of actual labor (as I've averaged 80 hours per week). Still, I cannot bring myself to use equipment, Internet access or office supplies from my current company for anything related to my new company. 

Yes, that means I can only use my personal iPad for all work related to the new company (laptop purchase will happen if the business shows promise). It also means that I have to work from Starbucks so that I do not use/abuse the  Internet service paid by my current employer. Worst of all, I had to purchase my first office supply for the new business.

 

    About Me

    Giving up a safe job and six-figure salary for the uncertain path of entrepreneurship! Read to see if I make it.

    If this is your first time visiting, please read my story


    Status Update

    Expenditures: $7011.57
    Revenues: $3000.00
    Profit/Loss: -$4011.57
    Started: Apr/12/12
    Last Update: May/12/2013


    Categories

    All
    Cool Link Alert!
    Expenses
    Frugality
    How To
    Ideas
    Jobs
    Marketing
    Planning
    Revenues
    Tips
    Update


    FreshBooks

    Archives

    May 2013
    September 2012
    August 2012
    June 2012
    May 2012
    April 2012