Sunday Scaries (n): The Sunday evening dread that creeps in when anticipating work in the morning.
Shut down Sunday Scaries with this series: Sunday Sharies! These are the articles, links, and content I’ve read this week that I think are worth sharing.
Oh, by the way, I was on one of my very favorite podcasts this week!
75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice (Medium / Corinne Shutack)
70. Attend town halls, candidate meet-and-greets, etc for political candidates and ask about ending mass incarceration, reducing mandatory minimum sentences, reducing or ending solitary confinement, decriminalizing weed, ending cash bail, divesting from private prisons, divesting from banks, divesting from banks that finance the Dakota Access Pipeline, etc.
Focus on the Inputs (Raptitude)
Standard self-help rhetoric builds everything from output. The theory is that with clear goals and enough tenacity, we can seize control of the output end and make it produce what we want.
How I Made $40,000 Off A Book…Before I Even Published It. (Emma Bostian)
I always wanted to self-publish an E-book but I didn’t know where to begin. I also wanted to know the realm of possibilities for what type of profit I could expect! I found an article titled “How I Sold $441,000 In Digital Products On Gumroad” and it inspired me to get started.
I wish that there had been more transparent information about how much other creators were making on their digital content, but I just couldn’t find much. So I vowed to myself that if I had success I would share it with all of you in the hopes that you could benefit.
Why So Many Americans Don’t Talk About Money (The Atlantic)
In interviews with wealthy New Yorkers for her book Uneasy Street: The Anxieties of Affluence, she heard people say that they kept financial details private to spare their friends or children from feeling bad. She suspects that although this rationale is genuine, it’s also “a justification for silence” that prevents people from having to confront the unpleasant fact of their own wealth in an unequal society—that is, they’re ultimately sparing themselves.
But real success – and with it a sense of true accomplishment and fulfillment – only comes if we actually do the work. Success without having done the work feels hollow. And the belief that success should come instantly and with glory puts us in the wrong mindset to achieve big things.
What Happened When I Shared My Salary With My Coworkers? (A Purple Life)
One concern that arose when we were discussing salary openly was blowback from the company. Our company handbook actually forbid us from discussing salaries with our colleagues, which I brought up to HR when I started 4 years ago because that’s…literally illegal.
Luckily they changed that recently, but even if they hadn’t, I felt secure in the freedom saving for financial independence gives me.
Live Now or Save For Later: The Now or Later Fallacy (Physician On Fire)
To him, saving enough for his future and enjoying today were mutually exclusive. The more I thought about it, the more I realized that most people probably fall into this “now or later” fallacy. Falling on either side of the spectrum can cause work-life imbalance and burnout.
Let’s sort this all out.
The Retire-Early Movement Is Thriving During the Crisis. Here’s How. (Barrons)
While he hasn’t begun aggressively investing, he is working to pay off his debt and weighing whether to use his stimulus check to erase that debt or bolster his emergency fund. Loretz, who lives in Reno, Nev., says he feels the crisis has made him more committed to the FIRE principles. “I wanted to get out of living invoice to invoice as a freelancer and on to a different path,” Loretz says. “I don’t want to be caught in a situation like this again.”
I’m Just A Free Spirit Who Is Entirely Financially Dependent On Others (The Onion)
So much of being a free spirit is about having an easygoing, positive attitude. You can’t be married to some predetermined idea about what your day’s going to look like. For example, sometimes I’ll tell the person whose couch I’m crashing on that I’m going to look for a job, and then I don’t, and then I just sort of hang out all day taking it easy, and then I fall asleep. That certainly wasn’t in the day planner, but so what? I had a great time and nobody was hurt, except for maybe the person who desperately wants me out of his apartment.
What do you think?
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