If you want to escape the rat race you have to put in the hours outside of the rat race to make it happen
Is it Possible for a “Normal Person” to Escape the Rat Race?
Declan Wilson

Spot on Declan Wilson! Those who escape the rat race do the things “normal” people are not willing to do. Your mindset is the first shift you need to make to cut yourself loose of the cubicle ball & chain — you’ve got to OWN your life! Your financial livelihood is your responsibility — you are not beholden to a corporation or government. Think of yourself as a pioneer homesteader — those days when you had to be completely self sufficient & resourceful for your entire survival and that of your family’s. You start to get damn creative when you start to think this way. This shift in thinking alone is liberating.