The Vekhayn Life is a different lifestyle.
It’s one that will take you from any basic, boring, unproductive lifestyle to a life full of exciting stories, money, productiveness, and a new outlook on life.
I am currently working on publishing a book about The Vekhayn Life. However, I’m not sure how many people would be interested in it. If you would be interested, please signup down here.
Regardless, here is my (constantly updated by the way, check back often) guide on how to live the Vekhayn Life and be rich/independent.
- Last Updated: 5/21/2021
This lifestyle is NOT for all people. If you’d prefer just working 40 hours, having a stable wage, or having a ‘good’ life- you cannot take this route.
Living the Vekhayn Life will force you to have mental discipline you’ve never had before. You will see things you don’t want to see, and things can be very mentally traumatizing. Additionally, you will stress really hard for a long time until you finally make it rich and can live life on your own terms.
It’s a tough path, you need to never give up. But again, it’s not for everybody. You need to ask yourself if you’re willing to change every single thing in your life right now for it.
Because I guarantee there’s no way you go on this path without a MAJOR shakeup of your friends and family. They will switch up on you. They will be jealous. They will taunt you.
Even I didn’t expect my closest friends to abandon me. Nor my girlfriend (now-ex). Regardless, let’s get into it.
How Do I Start The Path to The Vekhayn Life?
First of all. You’re going to need to get a gym membership.
If you can’t even put out $30/month for your fitness and health, why do you care about changing your life?
Check your insurance. I have USAA personally, but a ton of insurance companies offer a hidden plan called Active and Fit Direct. This lets you get unlimited gym memberships across the United States for roughly $30/month, billed through insurance.
Get on the program Arnold’s Blueprint to Mass, and start eating tons of food every day. We’re talking about 3-4k calories a day.
No, there’s no way around this. I don’t want to hear “oh I just want a little bit of muscle” or “I don’t like eating”. You need to eat to grow your body and get big. If you don’t want to have a massive frame that is not only attractive, but intimidating- I don’t know what you’re doing here.
Statistics have shown time and time again that having a bigger frame and muscle gains you tons of favor in the business world and with friends. The last thing you want is for your 110lb 6’1 alien skinny-looking head to get jumped by your closest business partner.
I don’t care if you don’t like eating, there are going to be a lot of things in your life you don’t like.
Running a business and spending 100 hour work weeks running it is something you won’t like either. Get disciplined and do it.
If you need help with this, I recommend reading Atomic Habits.
The biggest thing the gym will teach you is the “long-term promise”. You don’t work out for 2 weeks and become Arnold Schwarzenegger, it takes years of time.
When you set a goal in the gym for how you want to look, you need to understand it can take months and even years of constant work to get there. But- you know it will happen if you just keep working out and following your plan.
Eventually, after 2 years or so of hard lifting, you won’t even recognize yourself. But, on a day to day basis, you will barely see any changes in your physique.
This is critical to everything in life. If you’re running a business, you need to understand that you can work on and not see progress at all for months or even years on end, but you need to trust that it will happen.
(now obviously if you haven’t sold one thing after 3 years, maybe something is wrong with your whole business idea. But this is assuming you’ve read the entrepreneurship books we will talk about in the next section and you know how to start a business)
The gym will not only teach you strict discipline, but it will give you one of the best advantages in life, a healthy body. Nothing can replace the benefits that come with your happier mood, confidence, etcetera.
All of my friends always ask me, “how do I start a business?” or “how do I do X or Y that you did?”. And I always say, “you need to read”. Then they always say, “haha I don’t like reading”.
OH MY GOSH DUDE. Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, you name them- they attribute most of their success to reading. AND AFTER I SAY THIS, NONE OF MY FRIENDS DARE PICK UP A BOOK AND READ IT.
I’m telling you guys, you need to read. I’m not saying to read some fiction book and frolick around in the fields with it, but you need to read serious books about investing and other things you’re interested in.
You can’t replace that with a simple article online. These books are 400-500 pages long for a reason, it’s like having a full conversation with someone for a day. These masters just cannot teach everything in a simple blog post, they put it in a larger publication that you’re expected to read start to finish to understand everything.
It doesn’t matter what your company is doing, or even what you’re doing in your life- there’s a book that can improve it.
Before I even started blogging, I always knew I wanted to be in the military as a leader. So I read books like The Art of War by Sun Tzu and Meditations by Marcus Aurelius and other books from historical war leaders.
These books changed my life. Yes, sure people thought it was funny I brought my purple kindle to the gym and read it inbetween sets, but the people that weren’t laughing were the only other successful people there.
My friends always poked fun at me for it. But the Medical Doctor who has his own practice and makes $1.4 million+ a year was interested in what I was reading and discussed it with me at the gym.
That’s how you can tell who is successful or not. The ones that laughed still work at the local fast food joint and they graduated high school 2 years ago. The one that didn’t was the one who was exponentially richer than any of them in there.
Buy a Kindle.
Buy a kindle. Right now, do it. A kindle is a specific e-reader for Amazon’s book store, it doesn’t really do much else other than that.
It can hold a ton of books, has a super long battery life, and syncs your books across everything.
If you want to spend a bit more because you know you’re super serious about this, I recommend buying the Kindle Oasis. It has a bunch of features to make reading easier at night, in airplanes, turn pages with your thumbs, etcetera.
Here’s the reason you need to buy this:
Buying a kindle is a money investment. They’re not $10. They’re actually somewhat expensive. If you are willing to make that money commitment, you are more likely to stick to it and actually use the thing.
Plus, you can’t get distracted on a kindle. There’s no games, apps, texting, it’s just a book device. You can’t even lose your focus if you were trying dude.
Put the money in so you stick to it, and make it an effort to bring that with you everywhere you go.
If you have a 10-20 minute wait at the Doctor’s Office, bring out your kindle and resume where you were.
Can’t Afford It?
Well, there is a Kindle app. You can get it on your phone and it functions the same as a Kindle, but it’s harder to read the words and stuff.
But since my Kindle Fire broke, I’ve been using the app. I think the app works great if you have the discipline to keep reading, even if it is harder to read on a smaller sized screen.
I recommend you all buy the kindle so you make that conscious investment to keep reading and bettering yourself, but if you can’t afford it, at least use the app.
Now, let’s say you can’t afford the books- more times than not you can find a free .epub online. In my early days where I was young and wasn’t even old enough to get a job, I would download the .epubs and read the books.
They’re poorly formatted, harder to read, and tough to find- but I was willing to do whatever it takes.
Once you start
Credit score is one of those things that can literally change your life.
If you have fantastic credit and your car breaks down-and you need that car for work-, you can easily get a loan for a brand new Mustang and not even have to worry about it.
If you have horrible credit and your car breaks down- and you need that car for work- you won’t get approved anywhere. You may end up paying 35% APR on an upcharged $8,000 2001 Honda Civic. Or just straight up not even being able to get a car at all.
That’s why I recommend the moment you turn 18 (I literally signed up for my first credit card at 12:01 AM on my birthday) that you start building credit.
That way, when you move out and things get tough in perhaps 2-3 years, you’ll have a solid credit score you can fall back on temporarily.
For example, back when I was 16- my car broke down bad. I had to borrow money form a friend who reluctantly handed it out. If it wasn’t for him, I wouldn’t have been able to go to work at all.
Now, I have a massive credit limit. I could easily get my car fixed without even having the cash in hand. I then have 45 days to pay that off without even having to pay interest.
Now, I need that car for work. Or maybe it’s a laptop to write on this website. Regardless, if you need that car for work and it breaks down, you get fired and you have no income.
If you use your credit card to get that $800 repair out of the way, you can keep going to work which keeps your income in place. Then you can just pay it off next month and not even have to pay any fees on it.
Credit becomes one of the best or worst tools depending on your score and how you use it.
Being able to tap into that money when you need it the most can seriously help.