I met an interesting character last Thursday night. He was debt-free and loving life. I asked him how he did it, and his response was both HILARIOUS and thought-provoking.
He said that he lived a horrible financial life for his first thirty years of life and decided that it was not working for him. So he got rid of everything and moved into a teepee. He lived in the teepee for two years. Then he bought land – with cash. On that land, he built a barn with two rooms to live in, but he had to haul water in because he did not have plumbing. Now, he has a nice small home built on the land and is living his dream.
Oh yeah, his wife went along with all of this. Talk about taking the core principle of working together to an entirely new level!
As I have said so many times, when you truly have an IHHE Moment (I Have Had Enough Moment), you will stop at nothing to change your situation.
Too many people are just unwilling to take the steps necessary for them to achieve financial freedom. In this man’s own words, he said that he had people who lived in incredible homes with mountains of debt who made fun of him the entire time he lived in the teepee and the barn without running water. They could not believe he was living that way. He said, “Nobody is laughing now!”
Roll with it – this man is one of my new financial heroes!