A 29-year-old Jordan Myers is currently a mail carrier for the United States Postal Service (USPS). Everyday, Myers walks around 14 miles, delivering mail to nearly 500 houses. The job takes him 13 hours per day and 6 days per week, no matter how extreme the weather may be.
Arduous as the job may sound, Myers never make a complaint; instead, he even works overtime for five extra hours, which may be even more on the weekend.
Myers shares that almost everything depends on the spirit, that is, the mental motivation. He claims that the “mindset and motivation” can help “break through a lot of barriers”.
By working overtime, from an annual base salary of $41,000, Myers earned around $78,000 in 2020, and already on his way to meet an amount of more than $90,000 by the end of 2021. Besides the USPS job, Myers also has a real estate for rent, earning him about $4,500 annually.
The 29-year-old does not consider his job as difficult, stating “I think about what I can do, what I’m trying to accomplish.”
Start from scratch
So what is the reason for this 29-year-old man to work so hard? Jordan Myers mentioned his family’s poverty, not to mention the divorce. He got his first part-time job at the age of 12, then moving in with his dad, mowing lawns to make money. Regardless of the circumstances, his father never complained, just like him, even getting back to work just 1 day after he got shot.
At the age of 12, he got his first part-time job, then moved in with his father and went with him to mow the lawn to earn money. It was very hard work, but Myers father never complained, even got shot but still managed to get back to work after only 1 day.
Before USPS, Myers had his chance at Apple Store, Kroger and Dollar General, all of which did not meet his expectations.
Working at the USPS
Source: Postal Reporter
He worked full-time at USPS in 2017 after a relative’s introduction. Myers reveals that “My grandfather worked for the post office for many years. He said that if I go there, I would be able to make a decent amount of money and get a lot of hours.”
The 29-year-old works from 8 a.m. to around 9 p.m. six days a week, sometimes even on Sunday as well. He enjoys working overtime, even though it is not compulsory at the USPS.
In 2020, Myers’ job was also affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. It was a “frightening” time, he shares, when he had to walk 20 miles a day. More mails and less carriers causing packages to pile up with not enough employees to handle. He even recalls that “A lot of people are quitting due to being burnt out.”
Nevertheless, Myers is still persistent in working, and even has time for his wife Jalyn and his 1-year-old-son Jacob. Both Myers and Jalyn contribute to their expenses, although the latter earns a lot lower.
A great way to manage money
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Besides, Myers tries to establish his wealth through investments and savings. He transfers $500 into his savings account, $400 into his 401K and $2,000 into a Fidelity brokerage account. The guy currently owns $3,000 in savings and $34,000 in investments.
Myers is also a member of an investment group led by YouTuber and investor Graham Stephan, helping him to earn around $10,000 per month.
His rental property, bought at $100,000 in 2019 also earns him approximately $380 per month.
The 29-year-old purchased his dream car – Tesla Model 3 in 2021 for $45,000.
Looking forward to a bright future
Myers hope to become a millionaire in 10 years. He has no uncertainty about meeting his accomplishments, saying that he’s going to “crush it, truthfully”.
He is also saving for another real estate, expecting it to cover its own costs in the future.
He does not want to brag about how much he earns on his story; instead, Myers hopes to help others that are similar to him in managing to learn and grow.
“When you see me, it’s like, ‘Hey, that guy is also just working a normal job, day to day. He’s really growing day by day, month by month, year by year.’ I’m hoping I can show people that it’s possible.”