Guys… I’m a regular on this forum but made this new name to remain anonymous with this post b/c I’m about to post some personal details…
I’ve been on this forum for almost 4 years now, mostly browsing and contributing when I can. 5 years ago, I graduated college, I was broke, and a little under $25k in debt.
Since then, things have worked out pretty good for me. I got corporate jobs, did side gigs, made some money in real estate flips, etc. But now I need a major push. I have my own home with pool in the yard, bought a nice used luxury SUV, have over $80k cash, $100k home eq, and I’m living very comfortable for a single bachelor. But it’s killing my drive and motivation.
Anyhow, long story short, I always wanted to leave corporate and do real estate full time and become financially independent. I was recently let go and am now collecting unemployment, so here’s my perfect chance with a nice government handout to go along with it (Where’s PM when you need him )
So now I’m a bachelor with a house, car, pool, and steady stream of income coming in every month and I’ve lost the drive that I’ve had when I was living in one room in my bro’s apartment and hating every minute of it. I’m not even a party guy so this stuff isn’t exactly gratifying to have and it’s nothing to brag about. And for the record, I grew up poor… welfare, foodstamps, you name it so I’m very happy to be where I am now.
Now my problem is that I still have obligations to my family, I’m the youngest in the family and the only one with a house, b/c we live in a very over priced market and it’s been difficult to move into a house that would accommodate and extended family with our available income. I need to help my parents/older siblings buy a home, cover expenses, and basically make big money b/c one of us needs to make serious money already and break out of the 9-5 dependency cycle. But I’m finding it hard to do now.
You all have so much more money, assets, etc than I do… so where do you all get the drive to do more everyday? I’ve heard many times that you have to “love what you do” so that it’s not work anymore… but I don’t even know what I love to do. I don’t have a niche or a career b/c since I’ve left college, I’ve been jumping around doing anything that will get me paid. I haven’t exactly “pursued my passions” because when you’re broke, you pursue money.
I’m getting back into real estate now, but pursuing money isn’t motivating me right now. I’m finding it hard to do basic tasks that I keep putting off and I’ve lost the “eye of the tiger” spirit. I wanna make $250k/yr, something that I’ve never made, and get to the millionaire level soon! But I can’t even get myself going strong right now! :banghead
Sorry for the rant… just want you guys to throw in some inspiration here… I need a life line of some sort to change my mind set and get back into the swing of things…