If you are anything like me, there are days when you are just ready to up and quit your day job….damn the consequences!
I mean, why do we celebrate when someone leaves a job? And I don’t mean “Yay! He’s gone”. There is usually a lunch or dinner wishing that person well, telling them that they will be missed, and congratulating them for finding something better.
Have you ever been to a celebration for someone for coming to work every day, for doing their best, having a great attitude and genuinely loving what they do? Probably not because those are the kind of people that usually go unnoticed. Never have problems, are happy just to show up every day.
Why is that?
My guess is that we run into so many more people that are “doing this until something better comes along”. We tend to forget how we felt when we were offered the job in the first place, sometimes it is gratitude, sometimes it is relief, sometimes it is joy.
I can’t recall many statements starting with “oh crap, they hired me”. But over time, everything changes, doesn’t it?
I see it every day, people “just trying to get through”. Sarcastically saying “living the dream” when I ask them how things are going. I heard a statistic the other day where 84 percent of people have no desire to be doing what they are doing for the rest of their life. Not sure if that is scary, or just extremely sad.
Trust me, we know what it means to have to work just to get the bills paid, or at least try to get them paid. But what is the point of being miserable while you are doing it? I think the problem most of the time is that people do not have goals that they are actively moving towards.
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Living paycheck to paycheck sucks, but it does not have to be our future, does it? I read the book “Quitter” by Jon Acuff and in the first chapter his advice is to NOT quit your day job.
Usually don’t hear that from people who have been able to quit their day job and start living “the dream”, but as it went on, it made more sense.
What he was really saying was to NOT quit your day job…..yet.
Start right now to figure out what your passion really is, and start right now learning everything you can about making that dream job/life a reality.
I can hear a lot of you saying “but I don’t have time to work on a new business or new career”, or “I don’t have any money to invest in training or to start a business.”
I understand, I said the same thing as I sat and watched hours of TV or wasted hours sitting in my office when in reality I could have been doing something productive. I said the same thing as I spent money to eat out most every day or buy the latest CD by a band that I liked.
We can all justify the things that we do each day, but we are even better at justifying the things that we don’t do. That is why it is so important to start right now.
Your First Step
There are a ton of free resources to help you to start looking into whatever you might want to do. Most towns have a public library near by, I don’t know too many people that don’t have a smart phone that has internet access.
We made the decision 3 years ago to look into internet marketing, and found a company that was all about internet marketing education. At some point that company started heading in a different direction, but we made the decision to keep heading in that same direction.
You see, a lot of people see internet marketing, or network marketing, as a way to start making a lot of money in a short amount of time. And it can happen, just not very often.
What we have seen is that the people that succeed in this industry are the ones that are willing to invest in themselves, through time or money or usually both.
What we have also seen more often than not, is that the ones that are truly successful in their businesses invest a lot of time and effort in helping others to succeed. And I don’t mean by offering them a fool proof method of making money while sitting on the beach.
What they don’t explain is that they are sitting on the beach because they had spent years learning how to run their business.
The funny part about overnight success, is that it never really happens overnight. Success, in my opinion, is achieved by setting goals and taking daily action toward those goals until they are achieved. And then at that point the goals are updated and worked on, then updated and worked on.
What the true leaders do is offer people a path, a path that helps them make decisions which could lead to even more paths in the future.
We don’t know what other people’s mindset is.
Maybe they are just testing out the waters to see if this “internet thing” is for them. Maybe they have been in the business for a while and are not setting the results that they had expected and are ready to give up. Maybe they are already running a successful business and are looking to take it to another level.
We found our path, we have our goals written down, we are excited about what the future holds in store for us.
If this is what you want too, we would love to connect with you and offer that same path to you. Michelle and I know that the only way that we will ultimately feel successful, is if we are able to help people along the way. So many have helped us, it is our obligation to continue to pay it forward.
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