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Sep 13, 2020
My goal for years has been to get to financial independence as quickly as possible. I'm 30 and work in tech, and have a useful skillset to build something on my own. I was planning to do this in my late 20s, but I joined a company that both pays top of band and rewards high performers quite well. My total compensation has gone up almost 6X since I started, and will likely continue at that trajectory. For context, i'm at around 650k right now. There is *plenty* of room still to grow.

I know that I'm still giving away my time (and likely health), but it feels increasingly hard to walk away from what feels like a rocketship. I'm wondering if there are any other folks that were in high paying high growth corporate situations, and chose to walk away. Could this be a situation where continuing to slog away is still the right path forward?

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Feb 4, 2018
When you get paid top dollar, you can save so much money to start a business or invest. If you want to be an entrepreneur then should be pretty easy for you to buy a proper existing profitable business. That's what I'd do.

There's no rule that everyone should quit their job. It's just most of us don't like our jobs and we don't get paid so much. The question is, are you excited about your day in the morning? If not, you should change something.


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