Do you want to accelerate your debt payments? Do you want to save more money than ever before? Do you want to amp up your finances?
You likely answered yes. The next logical question is: how’s this all even possible?
The solution is to work multiple jobs.
What are the other benefits of working more than one job?
- Improve discipline.
- Accelerate financial goals.
- Kill off debt.
- Save up for a huge trip.
- Beef up your savings account.
- Buy a home early.
Alright, so the benefits are there when it comes to working a second job. The next issue is to figure out how to pull this all off. After all, it’s not easy to suddenly dedicate your free time to working even more. Nobody wants to feel deprived.
What’s the best way to work a second job into your life without losing your mind?
Cut out the crap.
You don’t have time to waste. The biggest myth is that more time equals to more results. That’s just not true.
When you have to work more, you have less time for junk. This means that you have to get straight to business. When you eat, you eat. When you want to go for a workout, you hit the gym and train. No time to squander.
The key is to cut out the crap. The good news is that you’ll eventually figure out on your own what’s worth your time and what isn’t.
As I write this article I got a cup of coffee in my hand. Actually, I usually have a cup of coffee on me. What can I say? I enjoy my coffee. While it’s not ideal to become addicted to caffeine, sometimes that little boost can get you going on a slow day.
Rest when you can.
You won’t be able to sleep all day anymore. The good news is that when you do get time to rest, you’ll appreciate it much more. A night off becomes more enjoyable when you worked hard all week.
When I’m working long hours or picking up extra projects, I plan a day to sleep in. This is usually Sunday morning. There’s no greater feeling on that day than turning off the alarm and waking up whenever I want to.
We all need to de-stress and treat ourselves. The point of working multiple jobs is to improve your situation, and not hurt it. I managed to work many jobs by always finding a way to reward myself.
How can you reward yourself?
- A daily treat (favorite beverage or snack).
- Long-term reward (trip after a gruelling few months).
- A weekend out (night out with your buddies).
That’s how I managed to work multiple jobs in my 20s. The trick is to figure out how to balance out things. It’s too tempting to want to work all of the time or to fall on the other side where you just want to party. Life doesn’t have to be about extremes.
Have you managed to work more than one job? I would love to have you share your experiences with us!