From the category archives:

Escape from the Rat Race Trap

You Have A Dream, So Now What?

by Stephen Mills May 29, 2012

Note from Stephen: I’ve been taking a break from posting.  Here is a guest article by  Mario Taylor II, Co-Author of Plan “B” Sucks: Work on Your Dreams, Not Your Boss’s If I told you to meet me at the bank because I was going to give you a check for $10 million dollars, hopefully […]

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Should You Break the Rules at Work?

by Stephen Mills October 17, 2010
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You are investing an enormous amount of your time, personal resources, and frankly your health in your job. You absolutely owe to to yourself to get a return on that investment and any company who thinks otherwise isn’t worth your time.

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How To Enjoy Work That Makes You Miserable

by Stephen Mills August 28, 2010
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The bottom line is you can choose a positive or a negative attitude about whatever you are doing and in that choice lies the difference between joy and misery.

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1 Plus 1 Make Eight Hundred and Eighty Six Thousand – 3 Things Necessary For Success That The School System Neglected To Teach You

by Stephen Mills November 2, 2009

Note from Stephen: This is a guest article from Jonny over at .  You should check out his blog.  It is a unique perspective and he has a different sense of humor that I really enjoy. Ok, I have never really been one for math. It wasn’t that I couldn’t play the system to […]

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Paying the Price to Get Out

by Stephen Mills August 8, 2009
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Everything you do has a price. Everything you don’t do has a price. There is no free lunch despite the fact that many in our modern world think there so. You pay a price to change and you pay a price to maintain the status quo. The price you pay may be in the form of money, time, stress, health, a confrontation, loss of friendship, loss of material things, or anything else for which you have value.

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Beware of the Golden Handcuffs

by Stephen Mills July 26, 2009
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The term “golden handcuffs” typically means some lucrative financial incentive to keep an executive or manager from leaving a company. Financial compensation is arranged in such a way to “handcuff” them to their particular job or company. I want to expand this idea to anyone who has a traditional job. Whether we like to admit it or not, most people in traditional jobs are also locked tight by the golden handcuffs. We have, by our own behavior, handcuffed ourselves to our jobs.

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Freedom From Commitment

by Stephen Mills May 8, 2009
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Make sure you are free to make those changes when you want to make them. Don’t be an “I wish” person. Don’t be somebody who says “I wish I had time do this or that”. Instead be someone who has the freedom to make the choices and have the experiences you choose to have at the time you want to have them. Don’t lock yourself up in a prison of commitments that you have created for yourself. A prison you built one seemingly harmless brick at a time.

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Do You Feel Life is Giving You the Finger?

by Stephen Mills March 18, 2009
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“People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in the world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them, make them.” — George Bernard Shaw

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Warning: This Board Game Could Get You Out of the Rat Race

by Stephen Mills March 7, 2009
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Note from Stephen:  This is a guest post by Marj over at the way of money.  I am a huge fan of Marj, Clément, and their blog.  Please go check it out and read the archives.  The content is excellent and very relevant to readers of The Rat Race Trap. by Marj Galangco of […]

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Escape the Rat Race by Becoming a Career Renegade

by Stephen Mills February 25, 2009
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Do you wish you could make a living while at the same time doing what you passionately love?  I bet you do, but if you are like many people you think your passion can’t make you enough money to live on.  Along comes Jonathan Fields to the rescue.  He shows you how to make money […]

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