Briefing v1.0 | Welcome

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Greetings. Let’s start off with a few inferences.

I don’t know how you found us. I don’t know where you’ve been. I don’t know what your life is like or has been like up to this point, and I don’t know where you’re going or who you’ll spend it with (or without).

What I presume, and these are not certainties but rather a core of beliefs, is that in all likelihood, you want the following:

  1. To be happy

  2. To spend your time how you want

  3. To not be financially dependent on other[s]

‘I’m going to share some personal wisdom, as someone who’s been in your position not that long ago. Something I wish someone would have told me back when I was desperately sending online job applications to no avail for jobs I didn’t even really want.

You’re chasing unfulfilling jobs; working for someone else; that you don’t even want or are counterproductive to your well being and quality of life.

Use this precious time you have right now (time is the most valuable thing we have) to develop a new skill; a valuable, marketable skill, that you can hone and improve upon over time to gradually acquire customers, clients, or business. It doesn’t matter if you only get paid work using this skill one day per week. You do this week in, week out, routinely beating at your craft, keep getting a little better, more familiar, and anywhere you go, you immediately enter networking mode to drum up more opportunities to get paid for your skill. You do this until you find yourself with not enough time in the day. And this day will come. Then you have good problems to solve, and options. How do I service all these customers/clients? Do I increase my rates to current customers, or do I raise my rates for new customers/clients? Should I hire someone to help me, or to split the workload and divide and conquer more?

This takes TIME. Be patient. Set attainable short-term goals. But most importantly, START NOW. Be consistent every day. What skill do you want? Develop software? Write fiction? Speak a new language? Trade equities? Repair computers? Set aside 20 minutes every day, silence your phone, and force yourself to work on this for 20 minutes. Complete this task every day, every week, no exceptions. You’ll notice that sometimes, you’ll get so into the zone that 20 minutes turns into 45. That’s great, but the important thing is to stop talking about it, stop thinking about it, and just do it.’

This was written and posted on 4chan’s /Biz/ board by the Founder of MRP in March, 2019 in response to an uninspired anonymous user asking for help and direction. Unfortunately, this ‘anon’ is not alone. There are many like him/her/them, and seemingly increasingly so each day that passes.

MRP was devised and is perpetuated by a group of individuals who have experienced intrinsic dissatisfaction and restless unfulfillment first-hand. Like most, their modus operandi initially held that slaving at a 9 to 5 job (only 40 hours per week if you’re lucky) for 40 years was the key to living a happy, fulfilling career, and more importantly, life.

I started MRP because it only took me a few years to realize that this cookie-cutter socioeconomic formula for a life well lived is bullshit. I quit my job (in glorious fashion, maybe I’ll share when MRP hits 1M monthly unique views) and started spending time doing what I wanted, whether it paid or not. In the coming months, we will delve into how one sets on the path to financial autonomy, steps to take while still working your 9-5, allocating your free time, starting a new venture, reprioritizing your budget, financial autonomy best practices, and much, much more.

Thanks for reading, talk soon.

-MRP