How A Work Meeting Inspired Me, To Keep Working Towards Early Retirement

Happy Friday everyone!  I had a rough day yesterday, between a little fight with Mr. Smith and feeling pretty depressed about being at work.  This is just a short post to offer some inspiration, because we all need a little reminder sometimes, of the purpose behind the struggle.


We had a meeting at work this week that was meant to inspire us.  The video was definitely inspiring, but not in the way that my employer intended.  They wanted us to get pumped up about work, productivity, marketing, and building a successful career.  However, as I sat there watching the video, my thoughts were on something completely different.  It was uncomfortable to sit there, portraying the engaged and motivated sycophant.  Instead, I kept fantasizing about standing up, calmly saying “F*** this,” and walking away.


You tell me: what does this video inspire you to do?



Have a nice weekend everyone – let’s all do a little hustling, so we can obtain the freedom to really live.





  1. Kim from Philadelphia

    Wow, when I watch this video the last thing I think about is getting “pumped up” for work?!!
    It makes me glad I’ve already realized what’s important in life, and I’m making those dreams happen!

    Hang in there and have a great weekend.

    1. With everything on my plate, I’m always looking for a little extra motivation to get through the day. This video reminds me that the reward of freedom will be worth all of the effort.

  2. Jill

    Who in the world would think this is motivating to WORK more??? Crazy. This makes me want to grab the pictures of my kids, leave work, and go do whatever I was put on this Earth for. I don’t want to be the old person in the hospital wishing I would have done more!

    You’re boss is a nut!

    1. You’re not the only one who was confused!

      Unfortunately, the plan requires that I stay where I am for approximately six more years. It’s not that bad. It’s my penance for being irresponsible with money up until a few years ago.

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