Having a job, could you call that a habit? Maybe, maybe not. But, it would certainly be true that working on a job leads to habits in your life. Would you say that having a job is a good habit or a bad habit.
Well, for sure it would be a good habit, right? I mean working keeps us active and busy, it keeps us thinking. It keeps money in our pocket, and food on our table. It’s got to be a good thing to have a job.
I would say that having a job is a bad habit and creates more bad habits in our lives. For one thing, having a job, working for somebody else stifles our creativity. It boxes us in to a defined role and does not give us much chance to move our thinking outside the box, something which is very important.
I also feel that having a job limits us and limits our potential. Working for yourself, even in a very undefined way gives us so much space for creativity. It gives us the freedom we need to reach our potential. It is empowering to us. All in all, not having a job, and working for ourselves is the best way to go, in my opinion.
What about money?
We all need money to live, I cannot dispute that. What I do know, though, is that I have been self employed with no real defined job, for about 20 years now. I have never made more money than I have during my time of self-employment. When I had a job, I was limited to the salary that I was paid. I was at the mercy of my employer. If I needed to make more money, I had to convince my boss to pay me more. As a person who is self employed, I get to decide how much money I will make. I get to set my prices for whatever service I am offering. I get to decide if I will work more hours, thus earning more money, or if I will rest more and spend time with my family. It’s all up to me to decide.
Some people need a job
Don’t take me wrong. Even though I feel that life without a job is the real way to go to empower yourself, it is not for everybody. Some people need that structure that comes from working for somebody else. Some people don’t have the self-discipline to make a go of self-employment. I can’t argue with that. But, for somebody who has the get-up-and-go that is necessary, I think there is no better path in life than self-employment.
Some people just can’t understand where the money would come from if they didn’t have a job. Believe me, friends, when you strike out on your own, the money will find you. You will find creative ways to make money. You will reach much higher than you ever did when you had a “real job.” It will work. The money will come. You’ll be OK. Of course you need to develop a plan and put your plan into action, but you can do it.
So, if you are down on your luck, out of work, don’t despair. You may have just gained the freedom you needed to reach your full potential, or at least come a lot closer to that potential than you ever have. I know, I did it.
You can too.