Believe me, being self-dependent is like an antidote to all your real-life problems. What’s better to have flexibility in your hands and be ‘aatm nirbhar’ in terms of everything. Although having loved ones around you is always a bliss but the state in which you are unable to function in their presence may lead to Relationship Dependency which is a progressive disorder. Aatm Nirbhar or self-dependent are the words which we hear occasionally and we are aware enough to acquire this state of living. In this article, I have come up with everything you need to know about how to be self-dependent.
When we talk about being self- dependent, generally we end up thinking about the independence in finances only. We take basic tasks and life skills for granted. In order to become completely self-reliant or self-dependent, you should have control over the basic tasks and life skills. Not only in the career or from the earning perspective but you should have the proper knowledge about the basic needs to live as a human being.
- How to be self-dependent in Basic Tasks
- Tips to be self-reliant in basic tasks
- Be Informed
- Assume Your Responsibility Of Your Life
- Manage Your Money On Your Own
- Learn to cook
- Take Care Of Your Emotions
- Learn basic medical help
- How to be self-dependent in career
- Tips to be self-reliant in your career
- Develop Your Mindset First
- Take the final decision
- Do Not Copy. Think Your Own Idea
- Take ACTION and be consistent
- Draft a business plan- plan strategies
- Read the books which teach you financial literacy
Learning how to be self-dependent not only makes you a smarter person but also helps you to stay in control of your own life which ultimately brings you happiness.
How to be self-dependent in Basic Tasks
Being a self-reliant person helps you to survive better and function properly in society. You never feel dependent or helpless as you can always get up and do your own work yourself. It is a skill which will be with you for a lifetime and you never procrastinate or expect from anyone to do the work for you.
Tips to be self-reliant in basic tasks
1. Be Informed
INFORMATION IS POWER. So be informed about what is going on at your workplace or school, your town, your state, your country and around you. Having information helps you to take your own decisions timely and to judge what is right or wrong for you. Remember to have complete information as incomplete information or knowledge is of no use.
2. Assume Your Responsibility For Your Life
For example, if you have lost your job, it is your responsibility to go and look for a new job or start your own buisness. If you want to buy stationary, go and buy it on your own. Don’t wait for anyone to do your work.
3. Manage Your Money On Your Own
Learn to manage money on your own. Not doing so, can leave you in unwanted debt and losses. Financial literacy is essentially a worthy skill.
4. Learn To Cook
When you cook on your own, you avoid readymade food. It can save your money and also, you eat healthy food.
5. Take Care Of Your Emotions
Write a journal, keep a record of your emotions, watch or do what you enjoy, exercise, meditate and do not hesitate to ask for help when you feel depressed. Go for counselling if necessary.
Also read- Signs Of Depression- Be Aware.
6. Learn basic Medical Helps
Learn how to give a first aid help for injury, burns and insect or snake bites. This will make you feel self-reliant even in the face of an emergency. Learn how to give CPR AND MASTER IT. You can save a life and always be a GO TO person in the emergency situations which will make you feel self-dependent.
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How to be self-dependent in Career
To become self-dependent in your career means to start self- employment business. Whats better to have flexibility in your work and live a boss free life. I couldn’t stop myself to talk about the self-employment aspect when it comes to how to be self-dependent. Self-employment offers so much to you and you learn leadership skills while growing and achieving.
Here is one article I recommend you to read- Low Investment Ideas 2020
Tips to be self-reliant in business
1. Develop Your Mindset First
Yes, you read that right. Mindset plays a pivotal role to push you towards the pinnacle of your career. A right mindset can take you to heights while a poor mindset can make you feel helpless at any point in your life. Be aware of real-life tactics and start accepting what works for real. The difference between successful self-employed/self-dependent people and people who just wants to be self-employed is the right mindset. Having a mindset is not like preparing to climb Mount Everest. Just to be careful and a keen observation of what works in trend and what’s not is enough to let you decide the real process.
2. Take The Final Decision
This is the most difficult step to take. It requires courage to take the decision to be self-dependent. A huge fraction of people have a perception in their mind that it takes money to make money. It is the thinking of financially unsophisticated people. It doesn’t mean that they are not intelligent. It simply means that they haven’t learned the science of making money.
Science of making money, What does that mean?
It is common to have it as a doubt in your mind and it is not our fault.
This is because we are designed to think like that since childhood. Our schools and colleges never teach the science of making money. They only teach us via talks or lectures and prepare us for a job, not for real-life struggles.
But my question is; Does teaching mean talking or a lecture?
That’s how they teach you in school but that’s not how life teaches you.
And life is the best teacher of all. Most of the time life doesn’t talk to you. It just sort of pushes you around. Each push is as if life is saying,
Wake up. I have something better for you. Take it and step forward.
You just can’t feel it. You just accept whatever situations throw at you and include as many IFs and BUTs as you can. As a result, you just keep yourself stuck in the common process followed by everyone.
Education in school never gives the real taste of life. They never teach you to discover your passion. We learn through failures more than we learn through lectures. Learning the real tactics of life can make you start or even handle your self-employment business to be completely self-dependent.
3. Do Not Copy. Think of Your Own idea.
Robert Frost is my favourite poet. Although he has written many poems but this one is my favourite. Here goes the lines…..
THE ROAD NOT TAKEN
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveller, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves, no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less travelled by,
And that has made all the difference.
And that has really made all the difference. It is the idea that makes you unique from the rest. Keep using your brain and start seeing what others miss. Do not hesitate or think too much to explore new ideas and find your passion. Every self-employed person has started with a small idea and then made it big.
4. Take Action And Be Consistent
After all, action is what that will make a self employment business – a BIG HIT!
We all have two great gifts- MIND and TIME. How you choose to use them is totally up to you. Your future will be determined by the choices you make today, not tomorrow. Actions are the plannings you need to do in order to start self-employment. Even if your idea is small, always THINK BIG. I am helping you by providing this wonderful article- Steps to be Self-employed. Check this out and thank me later. You must take action before you can receive REWARDS in your self-employment career.
5. Draft a Business plan- Plan Strategies
Analyze your business goals, the type of lifestyle you want and the step by step plan to execute your business strategies.
A plan will help you to figure out how to go from here to there. Do not miss OPPORTUNITIES. they come and go. Grab them and make them best for you.
REMEMBER- DON’T PLAY IT SAFE. PLAY IT SMART.
TWO BONUS TIPS-
- In this digital age, technology is also crucial to practice self-employment- Read this article- 10 Surprising ways to be self-employed.
- Develop your soft skills to kick ass your self-employment journey. Read this article – Importance Of Emotional Intelligence in the workplace
6. Read the Books which Teach You Financial Literacy
A person can be highly educated and financially illiterate. and that can be the real obstacle in your path to become self- dependent.
Read books that teach you how money works. Books are the best source of knowledge. Start learning from the mistakes of others. Be open to everything in terms of gaining knowledge. GAIN, GAIN AND GAIN.
Take a Quick Look Over These 4 Books
Rich Dad’s Guide to Investing
The Business of the 21st Century
Rich Dad Poor Dad
These are all the #1best finance books by Robert Kiyosaki who is an entrepreneur, educator and investor. I have read all of them and trust me, they can change your life.
Add them in your wish list and you will never regret.
I can’t end this article before sharing this quote-
Readers Are The Real Leaders.
Let me know in the comments if you have already read any book by Robert Kiyosaki.
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ALL THE BEST!
Take care ❤