Why do you want a job so bad?
“You know… Security.”
What kind of security are you talking about? Putting your financial fate in someone else’s hands feels safe to you?
Before I go on, I should mention that this rant is aimed at entrepreneurial minded people. People who wants to do something different with their life. That have some passion to pursue greater things. If you belong to the type of people that will keep a steady job until retiring, this is probably not for you.
The False of a Job Security
A friend told me a story about his boss. Another co-worker has left the company for a competing company, and that boss has threatened them that if they reminded in contact with that guy “there will be consequences”.
This friend sat all through lunch with me in agony trying to decide if he should meet this friend over the weekend, since they made plans to meet
I asked him – why do you stay there? And he replied – security.
Now, I know this is an extreme example, and most jobs and bosses are not that bad. But the fact still remains – when you are in a “job” you place your financial eggs in someone else’s basket. It doesn’t have to be a horrible boss that fired you, it could be that the company went bankrupt. They’re making cuts. Your department is being canceled. Whatever the reason may be – you have no control of it.
I’m not trying to convince you to quit your job, or feel bad for wanting a good job. Jobs could be great. I am saying, however, that you must do whatever you can to have more control over your financial fate, and the best investment you can make is in yourself.
You will never fire yourself.
Investing in Yourself
The best long term thing you can do is invest in yourself. That could be done WHILE still having a job. I currently am working in many different studios as a freelance animator, and while it’s not truly a “job” it’s still working for someone else. However, I’m constantly investing in myself. I’ve been running my animation blog/YouTube channel for over a year now and it’s currently making over $2,000/month in passive income. It’s not something I can live off of, but it’s getting there. Plus, when those studios sometime decide they don’t need me for a few weeks, or even months, I have something to fall back on. Eventually, freelancing would be purely optional for me.
Now THAT’S security.
Do your work. Get a job. It’s ok. Just don’t forget to keep investing in your own project/business/blog/etsy shop/podcast/YouTube channel or whatever thing that works for you.