I am 19, going on 20 year old, male from a small southern town. I am a high school drop out, young father with a 3 year old. His mother and I are separated. I was also bullied in school due to being the over weight shy quiet kid who struggled with depression. I have had jobs here and there and all in restaurants which I do not recommend to anyone because IT IS SOME MUDDA BULLSHIT!
I got screwed over every time to one point I was making $17.00 every two weeks… YES this is in america. So I decided fuck this! I don’t want to work for a society where someone is in charge of me and can control me like a puppet doing whatever they want. I want to be my own boss and make money being my own boss because unless I am stupid… I can’t screw myself over. BUT I don’t even know where to begin. Joe, I hope you read this because I was inspired by you to take this step to even want to pursue my own career. Your story is truly inspiring, from one man to another help me out.
Thank you I appreciate any advice you can give me
Justin (a young man from southern Indiana with a dream)
You’re in a tough situation but I love your desire to make something of yourself. I am proud of you for not giving up and having that fight inside of ya!
Here is what I recommend you do.
Use some basic math skills to calculate what you need to survive. BASICS… A lot of us confuse what we NEED and what we WANT.
BASICS: Housing, Food, Transportation, Communication.
The basic things that will keep you alive and getting from point A-B, your job. IF you don’t have a car, calculate bicycle or a bus pass.
Example: PER MONTH
Rent payment (renting a room): $300
Food: Find an average of what you spend a month. Depending where you live, in LA its easy to spend hundreds a month, but you’re in indiana so maybe $200 is reasonable for groceries?
Transportation: Cost of bus pass, gas money or car payments. Lets say $200
Communication: Internet $40 (obviously you got online), phone $40
Now total that up, we got like $780.
Immediately find a job that can get you at least that much a month. Then when you find that, I want you to get these books.
Rich dad poor dad – Robert Kiyosaki
Cashflow quadrant – Robert Kiyosaki
Start With Why – Simon Sinek
I Will Teach You To Be Rich -Ramit Sethi
Give yourself time to learn these things and come back to me months later when you do.
Hey guys! I am 19 this year and graduated from college. My father and mother was seperated when i was 7years old. I have been thinking what my passion is? I studied pastry and baking when im at college and lost interest in it. I choose that course just for a job. I want to have meaning in what i am doing.
Great advice Joe. Need to start small to get bigger!!
How do i post my comment in refugeehustle? I need some help but its not showing or replied.
It’s been over a month since this article, and I’m curious what next! 🙂 I really appreciate the knowledge you are giving out here. I look forward to the next step!
Thanks Cindy for the sweet comment. I just posted up a new article today. As always feel free to reach out to me if you want me to cover a certain topic.
Hmm, I actually sent in something but this actually comes pretty close to my situation. Only I live in Europe, but I can still use the basic info to help me get started. So thanks! 🙂
Great advice Joe, I’m in a shitty financial situation myself but I need a restart, I’m done with the struggle to get by every moment of the day.