One of my favorite goals to help clients work toward is how to make less money. Wait, less money?
That’s right. After all, a job that pays less is often an avenue to more time with family and friends, regaining control over your email-filled nights, weekends, and vacations, and doing more fulfilling work. Who wouldn’t want that? Making less can allow a major life shift that brings your day-to-day into better alignment with your values.
But most people can’t afford to take a substantial pay cut, at least not on their current budget. There’s a mortgage (or rent) to pay, student loans to cover, travel already planned, activities for kids — there’s no extra margin. Fortunately, with some intentionality and clear-eyed decision-making, it can be done.