TL;DR: Ramen Retirement was created to help people quit the rat race, and share their gift with the world, by helping them reach a level of financial freedom that gives them the time and energy to figure the rest out.
If you’re reading this, it’s likely your first time on Ramen Retirement, and you might be asking what this whole thing is about, or why it exists. The goal is to help folks break free from the rat race to give them the time and energy to discover and share their gift with the world. The path to this is through what we call Ramen Retirement. In the same way that startups talk about reaching ramen profitability, Ramen Retirement refers to the moment you start making enough from passive income to cover your living expenses indefinitely. If you’ve crossed the threshold into Ramen Retirement, the personal startup of ‘You’ has reached ramen profitability. As long as you don’t do anything stupid like develop an expensive coke habit, you’ve got that whole Maslow’s hierarchy thing figured out… At least the ‘Basic Needs’ section which covers shelter, warmth, security, food etc.
When you’ve covered the ‘Basics’ of this massive game we call life, you have the rest of your time to tackle those thornier questions of belonging, love, self-esteem and self-actualization, or what we like to call discovering and sharing your gift with the world.
We need more people discovering and sharing their gifts with the world, and less people worrying about whether they can eat tonight, make rent next month, or afford health insurance. But, while I can’t move the country toward universal healthcare or a universal basic income, I can help motivated folks, who want the most out of life, figure out how to ditch the rat race, and share their gift with the world. That is the goal. That is the ‘Why’ behind Ramen Retirement.
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And please remember – enjoy the journey!