Dateline: Tbilisi, Georgia
Here at Nomad Capitalist, many of my team members are Europeans. And while they are all well-traveled, I have often asked them why they’ve never gone to places like Serbia or Georgia before. Their answer? “Oh, that’s the East.”
My question was almost a joke to them. Yet, their response is an echo of the reasoning of their parents and grandparents more than a reflection of reality. In fact, when those same team members came to Georgia with me, they were blown away.
The country was a hundred times better than they expected.
And then there was the time when my mother was going to visit me while I was still living in Malaysia. I told her to call the bank to make sure she could use her card while there because US banks are very finicky. She called and was warned not to take her card because she would be defrauded if she went to Southeast Asia.
There’s a system that perpetuates this kind of thought.
I’ve been telling you this for years. You can’t listen to the system. Like I said the other day, if you’re going to live a lifestyle in which you demand more, go where you’re treated best, pay lower taxes, get higher returns, enjoy more personal freedom, and pursue more of what you want and less of what you don’t, you can’t listen to the system.
If you make the choice to pursue the freedom that comes with offshore living, the knee-jerk reaction of most people to your decision will be to assume you want to evade taxes. That’s what the media, the government — the system — perpetuate.
Yet, the average person who contacts me does not come in saying they want an offshore company or second passport in order to evade taxes. Rather, the people that I deal with are those who realize that ninety-nine percent of the population is going to do the same thing that they’ve done their whole life and that generations before them have done.
The people who come to me for help recognize that everyone else is going to follow the same customs, they’re going to follow the same traditions, and they’re going to live the same life, whether they really want to or not.
The individuals who come to me don’t want that life. It’s just as simple as that. No ulterior motives. They just want freedom. They want different.
Getting that doesn’t mean breaking the rules of the system, it just means you stop listening to everything else the system would have you believe. Follow the rules, but don’t fall for the rest.
In fact, don’t even let the system get under your skin.
Why the doom and gloom doesn’t matter
For years, I was one of the leading guys in talking about how the US government is totally mad when it comes to how they treat their citizens, but there came a point where I decided that being angry wasn’t going to help me achieve anything worthwhile.
You know what they say about being angry; it’s like drinking poison and hoping the other guy dies. If your entire life is anger and going around debating how many angels dance on the head of the pin, you’re just poisoning the life of abundance you could be living.
Sure, I don’t agree with the system, but I’m no longer going to dwell on it. I’m just leaving it behind. I have my plan B in place and I’m doing things the right way, that’s all I need to do.
In the end, the doom and gloom is going to happen whether you want it to or not. You’ve got to be prepared, but don’t make yourself so miserable that you want to jump off a cliff because you’re focusing on doom and gloom all the time.
There are a lot of people out there who use doom and gloom to sell millions and billions of dollars of their product, but I don’t want to be a peddler of doom and gloom. It’s not how I want to live my life personally. I want to realize that there are problems, and then I want to fix them and protect myself as much as possible, but not be a merchant of doom and gloom.
Instead of focusing on the negative that is out there — instead of spending your valuable time-consuming information for information’s sake — focus your efforts on getting results. Figure out what your end goal is and then find a way to get yourself across that finish line.
Many people who come to this site won’t get across their finish line because they either don’t know what it is, or they simply don’t want to or need to change what they’ve got going on at the moment. If you are ready to change, figure out what that change looks like so you can stop being negative about all that is wrong and start making things right in your life.
I know that making the decision to leave the system and then actually taking action is a difficult thing to do, but you’ll be glad you did it in the end.
The system isn’t worth your time and energy, so just get your Plan B in place and then enjoy your life knowing that you’ve created more freedom for yourself than 99% of the world even knows they have available to them.