Nov. 18, 2012

Thankful for NOT having a Job!


Sometimes (more often than I'll admit) weird thoughts flash into my head.  Here's a recent one:

Version 1 is better than Version none

I’m sure most of you would agree that it’s difficult to launch a new business from scratch.

In fact, most all living breathing Americans have had a business idea at some point in their lives.  Maybe even many business ideas.

The problem is that most people never take the time or have the guts to start their own business.  And who can blame them?  For the 1st 4-5 years of our lives we are told that we can accomplish anything.

From then on, we are told to be realistic, do what you’re told, color within the lines, go to college so that you can get a job… please join the boring, dreamless rest of us on the treadmill of life…

Luckily I never bought in!

I once had my foot caught in the bear trap… but I chewed it off!

See, back in the early 90’s I got a part-time job during the summer after my sophomore year in college.  The job was at UPS.  I quickly advanced in the company from the grunt who unloaded the big UPS semi-trailers, to the package sorter, to pre-loader, and then to the youngest supervisor in the state.

All of that was great!  My family was proud of me… and I essentially was set with a Job for the rest of my working years.  But something inside of me was unfulfilled.  So one day I walked in and Quit!

I went from young rising star to the idiot who threw it all away.  My family and friends could not even begin to understand Why.

But I had a different plan for my life.  I wanted to control my own destiny… own my own company.

Since that time I’ve had a lot of struggles and took on a lot of risk… in pursuit of freedom and control.

I’ve learned some incredible lessons along the way.

Here are a couple…

 

“Screw it, let’s do it!”

“Good, is good enough”

“Version 1 is better than Version None”

 

The Choices I've made have not always been easy.  In fact, a lot of them have been filled with risk and potential disaster.  But in the end, anything worth having is worth some risk... don't you think?

We all have the Choice to be FREE or be enslaved by a Job.  I chose Freedom... and I've been fighting for it ever since.

If you have an idea for a business... launch it!  You don't have to quit your day job to start on your path to freedom.

Life is Short... so "Screw it, let's do it!"

 

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