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Why You Need to Break Free

Maverick Traveler was kind enough to let me guest post on his blog earlier this week – the post is called ‘How I Broke Free of Corporate Slavery and Discovered Freedom the Maverick Way’.

If you missed it, go click that link above and check it out.

Here are some of the best comments:

Well, this is the best one, by far. I was very flattered.

This is the best article I’ve seen on this blog — kudos to James for running it at the risk of being upstaged.

I don’t have much experience with young American girls these days (I’ve got almost 20 years on Kyle), but if popular entertainment is any indication, the situation is dire indeed. I just watched the first episode or two of a show called “Love” on Netflix, and the female lead seems to be emblematic of the utter repulsiveness of the contemporary American female type — vulgar, slutty, utterly self-absorbed. Revolting, yet I have a feeling she’s supposed to be an ideal to which young female viewers should aspire.

Best luck to the author on his adventures — get as far from here as you can.

My response:

Ha, WOW! I wouldn’t go that far, but I’m very flattered. I’ve read James’ blog for a while and have always thought of him as one of the upper-tier writers in this part of the web, so to be mentioned with him is pretty cool.

And of course, thank you for the well wishes.

Regarding routine:

What are you foreseeing your day to day activities to be? I’m almost 24 and in a very similar circumstance to you. However, I’ve recently made a decision to give up things like excessive partying and drinking, and purely hedonistic pursuits. I can’t rationalize myself making a big jump like this if it will only be to party it up day and night in a new city, just to bang a few women or have short non-meaningful relationships.

I’ve been to Krakow, Budapest, and Belgrade and I could definitely see myself getting an apartment there for 3 months on a tourist visa and enjoying the adventure of navigating and establishing myself in a new city, learning a language, and making friends. Yet I wonder how much of the “grass is greener” effect applies here.

My response:

My blog and a few other websites are making enough to get by, so I am planning to scale it out. Content everyday, write a couple more books, produce some killer daygame videos, etc.

Long-term I’d like to have enough passive income streams that I could learn a lot more about forex trading and investing and leverage that into a source of income, too.

While dating foreign girls will be a part of it, I’ve never been the extreme “go out and drink 5 nights a week” guy, unless I’m on a trip where I’ve only got a week to ten days in a place. With this journey, I’ll settle into an actual routine along the lines of:

– Wake up early (~6-7am) write, handle administrative stuff
– Hit the gym around late morning
– Lunch for first meal of the day (I intermittent fast every day, only 2x meals)
– Head to coffee shop/main square to continue writing/working
– Dinner, more work, wind down by 11pm or so.

I’ll probably have a date 2-3x a week after dinner, and go out once a week drinking at a club or something of the sort.

If I need to I’ll pick up some web design work here and there. I have a friend who is coming too (recent development), so it’ll be great to have an accountability partner too. I keep telling people it’s a business goal, not an extended vacation or “gap year”.

Hope this clears things up!

Igniting inspiration:

Excellent post Kyle! I have seen your blog once and will become a regular there. I am an old dog who has been plodding along for far too long and deep down inside know it….but haven’t been able to take the red pill (metaphorically) yet to break free from what I instinctively (that gut thing) know is wrong with my life.

But that is changing. With encouragement and gentle prodding from Mr. Maverick and stories like yours, I am realizing that a whole new world awaits me……and many new tricks for this old dog to learn.

Keep up the good work Kyle!

Well wishes:

Great post, Kyle. And thanks to Sir. Maverick for publishing on this site. We need more such guys out there putting up these posts.

I’m older than most of you (44), and I didn’t have such resource when I was growing up. But fantastic sites such as these really help other guys make the leap towards true independence and sovereignty.

Looking forward to seeing how you’ll evolve over the coming months and years.

Best of luck with everything.

Go here to read the guest post at Mav’s blog.

And find him on Twitter here.

spiralbinderclosed_550x681If this post inspired you to break free and see the world, you’ll like my new book about my adventures in Budapest.

Go here to learn more (includes a book on how to meet girls with Tinder while traveling).

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