What did you learn from 2020?
That question carries a lot of weight, doesn’t it?
Collectively, all of us experienced an unprecedented year. In March 2020, the world changed overnight.
Working from home became the norm. The market shot up and down and up again. Bitcoin skyrocketed. Housing prices held at jaw-dropping highs.
Needless to say, our internal and external worlds experienced rapid shifts. We may still feel ungrounded.
And now we’re dealing with the aftermath, asking questions such as, “What do I really want out of life? How can I form a plan when there’s still so much uncertainty?”
The answer? Become nimble. Embrace flexibility. Reject outdated mental models.
At least, that’s the conclusion Brad Barrett and Jonathan Mendonsa reach during this interview.
Co-founders of ChooseFI and co-hosts of the ChooseFI podcast, two-time guests Brad and Jonathan need no introduction.
This conversation kicks off with 2020 reflections from Brad and Jonathan. From there, we go deep into the practical and philosophical principles of financial independence. Along the way, we touch on directionality versus methodology, the future of work, and why our college system is completely outdated (and how to stay ahead of the curve).
Near the end, Jonathan provides three actionable steps anyone can take right now if they want to make a major career change without going back to school. Both Jonathan and Brad are adamant that you don’t have to take on tremendous amounts of student loan debt to get ahead.
(Pssstt, if you want to hear more about that, sign up for Paula and Jonathan’s virtual live event happening on June 28!)
You’ll like this episode if…
- You’re thinking of making a big career change and committing to another 4+ years of school
- You want to listen to three thought leaders in the financial independence (FI) community talk about the philosophy of being flexible
- You want to gather some convincing arguments to bring people over to the dark side FI space
- The Paradox of FI, with Jonathan Mendonsa and Brad Barrett | Podcast
- ChooseFI Episode 105 with Paula | Podcast
- The Infinite Game, by Simon Sinek | Book
- Virtual live event with Paula and Jonathan! | 🥳
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