In this day and age, we have so much influence around us in regards to social media. We are bombarded with images of people that are well to do but is this really their reality or are they living an illusion just to portray such life? Some of their photos can either inspire us, make us depressed, or make us just straight up jealous! I’ll admit, I have some celebs and regular folks that I consider to be influencers that I follow on social media; when I see their photos I’m usually inspired, informed, or brought up to date on fashion trends. People have to be mindful that what they see is not always the reality of the people showing it. Even celebs have flaws, and as much luxury they showcase to the world some of them might not be financially well off and may be drowning in debt while trying to keep up with the Joneses. Yes, even celebs fall into that trap so it’s not just you or me!
I always tell people “it’s okay to have nice things, but don’t be defined by those things.” Also, it’s better to wait on getting certain material things until you can afford it instead of going into debt for it. I didn’t always have that mindset and it took a lot of trial and error to get to where I am today and I’m still learning. But one mistake I won’t make is to fall victim to an illusion that is not my reality. I have responsibilities, a family to provide for, and most importantly, I am working towards financial freedom for a better life. The bomb life is to live a life design just for you. It’s about working hard and generating multiple streams of income to get the results you want to in order to live life at its full potential. For me, this means travel on a regular basis, owning assets, being an avid investor, and buying things I can afford that won’t put me upside down with the rest of my finances. The bomb life does not mean instant gratification which comes by buying things on credit that can put you on a downward spiral. In fact, this is how people get in circumstances they can’t get out of and become slaves to their 9-5 jobs which leaves no room for outside creativity to generate other passive income.
The bomb life is not something that drops in your lap, unless of course you’re a blessed individual that inherits large some of money and are set for life—those are rare cases. I’m talking about the day to day folks who are making a regular living and imagine a bomb life through the lens of celebrities and their peers. Wake up! Most of what you are seeing are illusions and your reality is to invest in yourself and your family. It’s not about keeping up with the Joneses just to show the next person what you have or to get that instant self gratification you acquired by debt. In the end, it’s going to leave you busted, broke, and desperate with no way out and that in itself is a total bust.