Unpopular Opinion: Living for the Weekend

I’m starting a video series where I break down business, real estate and life things that may be a bit unpopular. I’ve always been a bit unconventional with certain things, especially when it comes to finances and this way of thinking has allowed me to get to where I am today. 

In this video, I talk about the often heard phrase of living for the weekend and how I no longer subscribe to that notion. However, this is how it was for me for years. 

Work 8-6pm, collect a paycheck, countdown the days to the weekend. 

There is nothing wrong with having a traditional 9-5 gig…heck it helped me save for financial independence, helped with financing our refinances so we could buy more properties, gave me benefits (including a 401K!). The problem with that for me, was I used to think that was the only way to live – the only way to make money – the only way to remain safe.

It took me years of building our real estate business in the mornings, weekends, evenings – with Mike not receiving a paycheck for the work he did on our properties – to get to where we are today. 

This slow building of our business has brought us to the life we live now – which often involves playing when we want and working when we choose. Is it always as glamorous as all of that? Flip a house or have a budget be blown with a $20K foundation issue and you tell me! But, it’s a huge shift from how I used to spend my time. I am now extremely intentional about 

The road less traveled isn’t always easy and it’s definitely not for everyone. But it has made all the difference. 

Want to explore how you can stop living for the weekends? Reach out to me!

Published by happycatie

It all began 20+ years ago, in high school, when a boy met a girl and fell in love. Big parties, summer vacations, a big red jeep. Happiness came easy and was plentiful. Ah, but youth is wasted on the young and so the boy and girl went their separate ways.... Fast forward through college, first & second apartments, trips around the world, motorcycle accidents, moves to different cities, jobs and more jobs, starting a company, falling for two horribly wrong people which led to two broken engagements, then reuniting with each other, moving to Colorado, starting another business together. Yup, that about sums it up. Oh That leaves us, Catie & Mike, 20+ years later. We saw the world apart & now are venturing through, exploring happiness together. From creating new tastes in the kitchen, to venturing to new countries, hiking, biking or skiing, tourino craft brews, entertaining friends and family, to upgrading the house, or flipping and gutting an investment property, it's us, enjoying the ride. We're not making up for lost time, we're just not losing any more of it. And so our happy adventures begin...Follow us at happyandweknowit.com

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