How to Become Sovereign & Ungovernable
173: Escape the 9-5 job, earn your freedom, be more capable
One of the big concepts we are proponents of here at Arb Letter and something we will continue to explore with guests and focus sessions in our upcoming Podcast is the idea of being Sovereign and Ungovernable.
That is, achieving a state where you are not dependent on any institution, man, or entity.
You are able to provide for yourself, solve problems yourself, and ween any sense of reliance on outside forces.
I worked mostly remote during the pandemic, holding a day job and working on this newsletter and Arbitrage Andy on the side. I went through a transformation of sorts during that time. Maybe it was the Psy Ops, maybe it was the government lies or the time alone with family detached from work, but one thing is for sure, my view of what’s important and worth achieving changed.
Suddenly the idea of becoming independant and not reliant on institutions, governments, or a boss, became something I wanted above all else.
I suspect many underwent a similar experience working fully remote, getting more time with loved ones or friends, and having that valuable personal time that our friends across the pond in Europe get for several months a year with no exceptions.
Once I reluctantly returned to an office environment for a day or two each week I realized how depressing my old lifestyle was — that is, before the pandemic when I would wake up, hurry to work, sit through pointless corporate meetings, get passive aggressively micromanaged at every turn by an under-qualified boss who coasted through middle management, pound the phones and grind for the corporation, pray for Friday, rage all weekend, and wake up Monday unsatisfied with the larger progress I made or didn’t make, and see where I was relative to the prior year.
It was the same shit everyday.
And I wanted to move past it as soon as possible.
Returning now after the pandemic and as companies become stricter on WFH, I am only more motivated to do everything in my power to not only grow my own businesses and companies, but also move on from the 9-5 lifestyle as soon as possible. I will do this by building alternate income streams, strengthening my businesses, and accumulating assets. But there are other ways to help speed up the process.
The point of today’s post is to expand on some techniques, ideas, and thoughts we have that are moving us closer to being able to exist on our own — without a job, without needing organizations for support, and most importantly achieving the hard fought after financial freedom that we see ultra successful people enjoy.
We are going to cover 4 primary areas where we think there is great value in being able to become self sufficient and sovereign.
Financially - earn enough and accumulate enough to do what you want in life
Defense/Offense - can you defend yourself, family, or property?
Health/Wellness - cut your reliance on the hospital, doctors, and long term care
Location - Arrange yourself to maximize happiness, freedom, and options
Who’s this guide for? Well for starters if you hate your job, you’re tired of the same mundane routine, and you know that you were meant for something bigger than simply waking up clocking in, clocking out, and commuting home, this is for you.
If you feel constrained by the modern rat race or the predictability of a lower or middle class life, this is also for you.
If you feel more and more detached from mainstream society, frustrated by our government, or exhausted from grinding and feeling like you’re making progress only to realize you’re not — this is for you.
Our goal here is to outline the simplest blueprint to become fully independent of the need to rely on a normal job, the government, different institutions, and others to get through life, enjoy the journey, and most important of all:
FREE UP TIME TO DO WHAT YOU WANT IN YOUR SHORT TIME ON EARTH.
We’re not experts at the young age of 30, but we’ve made great strides in this realm compared to where we were before the pandemic after implementing conscious strategies and we want to share those techniques, strategies, and tips with all of our subscribers.
A more positive response to the chaos and negativity in our world today.
I want to share with you because I have found immense benefit to my confidence, mental state, and overall mood by making progress in this realm.
For us there’s no turning back, we either “make it” or go bust but one things for sure, in this current social, political, and financial environment, we strongly feel that those who fall into the status quo are going to be at a significant disadvantage on multiple levels in the long run.
The stakes have truly never been higher to earn your freedom and elevate to the next rung.
Let’s get into finances first.
“Freedom is not something that anybody can be given. Freedom is something people take, and people are as free as they want to be.”
― James Baldwin
*disclaimer - some people love regular jobs and “normie” lifestyles, if that’s you and you’re set on the life career path , simple life, or corporate man journey ignore this as we are focused on those that want to become completely independant and free to do what they want with their lives