After years of reading and studying people who have retired extremely early, I’ve discovered there are two common threads that seem to connect them all.
The first is the ability to think differently. Not just want something different, but honestly believe that there is an alternative out there and they are going to find it.
The second trait that holds up the first the the ability to not care what people think. I mean this in a good way, not a bad way. When you live life outside of the box, some people are going to react negatively to your choices.
If you drive an older car, people are going to assume you cant afford anything nicer. Early retirees have the self confidence to ignore backhanded insults like “you can’t take it with you when you die.”
In the video we talk about some of our own struggles with “looking poor” and how we’ve overcome them.