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Being in Job can suck your life away.
It can take away your meaning and purpose.
It can strip you of your soul.
It is death for the dead.
Now, I’m going to show you how you can get out of that dirty shit hole.
I am going to show you how to break out of Job.
Does it take time and some work?
But will the freedom be worth it though?
Yes, of course!
Breaking out of Job, gives you the freedom to be who you really are, and to live how you want.
If you stay, you slowly turn into a polyp:
One of those shrunken shriveled shrimp looking creatures in The Little Mermaid, not that I’ve been watching The Little Mermaid, but even if I were…
How I got put in Job
One might wonder how I ended up in Job.
Maybe you can relate too.
Here is my story, the quick version, of how I got there:
After nine long years, I was finally meeting up with a good friend who moved back into town.
We got caught up a bit, talked about old times, the future, and then later in the conversation he was like, “Dude, I am going to have to get to know you again, because – it seems you aren’t the same.”
He said, “The Billy I USED to know used to be fun. The Billy I USED to know made crazy videos. The Billy I USED to know played guitar, and do all kinds of creative things. I will have to get to know you all over again.”
I used to be this fun guy who was always cracking a joke, or playing the guitar on a Saturday night by the bonfire, or making short movies with a video camera with my brothers and sisters about aliens that steal the neighborhood’s underwear for fuel for their spaceship!
What had happened over those nine years?
Why wasn’t I myself anymore?
Why did my friend have to get to know me all over again?!
Well, I had been locked up in Job.
Everything I had ever worked hard for – by going to a job every day – it made me lose everything, including time and money to do anything I truly enjoyed.
Even if I wanted to make hobbies out of my passions, I couldn’t even afford to.
I dug myself into a hole that I could not get out of.
It literally sucked the life out of me.
Year after year, I was investing the money I worked hard for into things I had been taught I needed, like an apartment, a truck payment, washer and dryer, stove, etc. This eventually made it to where I could no longer afford anything at all.
Have you been there?
I did not know about saving, investing, budgeting, and I made, not many, but some dumb financial mistakes just to live up to others expectations.
I ended up in Job for committing the crime of giving up on myself, and not following my gut.
I allowed myself to be influenced by other prisoners who scorned me for not wanting to be in Job like they were. They would mock me and laugh at my creative and entrepreneurial ideas.
“Get a REAL job!”
“Well, I hope that works out for ya, ha.”
I knew what I really wanted, but followed down that path because I allowed what others think to influence my decisions.
I didn’t have any mentors or anyone to model my life after. I never had someone show me how to aim toward a life where you have a purpose and mission, only people who knew how to just follow what they’ve been taught and assimilate into the system.
I followed the “get a job and create stability” path because I had never been loved or accepted by family and most of my peers. I struggled on the inside resisting what didn’t come natural as I got up every day to clock in and do some dull meaningless, purposeless task. It was “just life” they said.
I was miserable, and fighting with severe anxiety and panic attacks on top of that.
I was a loner.
Every girl had rejected me.
I had grew up poor, dirty, and dysfunctional, living in trailer parks most my life.
I was desperate for a kind of stability that I thought would bring me acceptance and love.
My gut said to pursue my passion for writing, music, and being an entrepreneur.
The pressures to conform, to be normal, the desperation, the exhaustion from battling anxiety, and to find acceptance and love – that I didn’t get from my family growing up – drove me toward getting a good 8-5 job.
So I gave up.
Soon I found a job and was shackled by a new 7am-4pm schedule.
I got some boots, my Job suit (a set of brown pants and a creme color shirt that buttoned down), and my name embroidered in brown on the front left. I was to report every morning for assignment just like a good employee does for their company.
I was driving a truck delivering port-a-jons which was an ironic metaphor of what was part of the beginning of my life literally going to shit.
Why would I work a job delivering portable toilets?
Because I just quit a business that was actually giving me true freedom, I had no extra income, and had to grab the first thing that would put money in my pocket.
I didn’t have the luxury to live in mom and dad’s basement until I found a new Job.
But enough about me.
I just wanted you to know that I know how much it can suck.
Now here is the solution, the escape route:
How to Break Out of Job
Breaking out of Job will be quicker for some than others, and it will take work.
For some, it can be as simple as merely instantly knocking down the prison walls you have built. I will explain in a moment.
You’ve maybe unknowingly built your own cell.
For others it will take digging your way out incrementally.
There are a number of different options to break out of Job, but here are two:
1. Up and Quit
You can walk right out the door today. (You can give a two week notice and that’s fine too.)
But you don’t even have to plan.
Yeah that’s right, just up-and-quit.
The freedom comes instantly, and you will feel the rush and relief of having the heavy burden removed from your shoulders.
The feeling is a bit euphoric actually.
This will cause you to develop a certain kind of energy and focus. It will be a bit scary too, but it’s an experience that will make you become motivated and driven from that fear.
If you need money, start selling all of your stuff. You will only discover that the relief of not having all the stuff will feel great. Even the things you think you have emotional attachment to, once you get rid of them, you’ll find your attachment gone in a couple of days if not sooner.
I’ve done this.
Of course you are not going to lie around and do nothing. The next thing you will do is start working on something you find joy doing. Grab yourself a brand new notebook, and start writing out a plan of action for what you aim to accomplish. Keep that notebook, journal, and write down all your plans, to-do list, and ideas as you go.
All you need is a backpack, something to carry your clothes in, and a laptop if you decide to start an online based business.
Imagine how that would feel to just let go of all the heavy burden of responsibility, and having the freedom to begin working on something you’re good at.
Of course if you want some extra cash you can work gigs off of Craigslist until you have reached your goals. My experience has been that working gigs from craigslist the majority of the time feels more like you are doing someone a favor than working a job. It’s not the same as being locked up in Job.
Another way to make extra cash is work part-time for a small company doing physical labor like construction or landscaping which will help you stay fit and free up more of your time. On rainy days you won’t work and you’ll have more freedom to work on your plan.
Just up and quitting your job takes balls, not because it’s a huge risk, but it will make all your fears rise to the surface where you have to deal with them head on. This experience will make you mentally and emotionally stronger than most.
Average Joe Blow will never develop this kind of mental and emotional strength, as he will just remain in his comfort zone settling for an average Joe life. Most people have dreams that they have given up on. They then conveniently create reasons for why they settle. It takes balls to do what you want.
Are you going to settle?
Again, you can leave right now, but you can also plan as much in advance as you want though. I planned for three months in advance when I quit one of my shit hole jobs. The idea is just simply to quit your job though.
Fuck or ignore people who will try to put fear in your heart by telling you to have something lined up, just in case. They don’t want you to be free, or they don’t know any better. In either case, their mindset is a result of what they’ve been indoctrinated to believe, and their opinion comes from a place stemmed from fear.
Get rid of the stuff, break free from Job, make and save money, and invest it in doing something you know you’re good at.
If you are single with no kids, this should be a breeze. I know, because I’ve been down to nothing, no home, and living out of my truck. That experience taught me that losing everything isn’t really that bad.
I have just up and quit, taking the risk to work on my own.
You may fail, and I did for a time. However again, it creates a certain kind of energy and mental/emotional strength that most won’t, and are too afraid to experience.
I realize that everyone has unique circumstances. You may have kids, like me – I have a son – and you can’t just up and quit.
Many people could just up and quit if they really wanted it bad enough – breaking free just like that, breaking down those cell walls.
Some will have to follow another route, but it’s still possible to break out of Job.
2. Replace your income by starting a business that is based on something you are good at, and something you find joy doing.
When I was down and stuck financially because I was working a dead end blue collar job, couldn’t find a better paying job, and could never save enough before the next financial disaster popped up out of nowhere, and scraping by each paycheck, I could not even afford my own place to live.
But I did the research and realized that there was opportunity. There was another way.
Because I was so dead set and determined to figure out how to get personal creative freedom, I dug deep enough to discover that if you do dig deep enough to try to escape, you will find other options available.
One option is Job.
One option is live homeless.
One option is live off the government.
Those three options suck.
My favorite option is taking something you’re good at and turning it into a business that of course, makes you money.
You choose which option out there best works for you though.
The Best Option to Achieve Personal Creative Freedom
This is the best option in my opinion for the struggling guy who wants to break out of Job is to establish a business online, based on something you are good at or passionate about.
I am BIG on advocating this option because starting a business online requires very little investment, for big returns if you do it right. I’m talking about less than $100 to invest to start, depending on what you choose to do.
You begin this online business, and you will incrementally build it up until it replaces the full time income you make at your Job. That’s how you break free.
There IS money and freedom in starting a website (or blog) based on something you’re passionate about or good at.
Ask yourself what are you good at?
If you were to teach this to people in some way, would people want to come learn from you?
Is there a niche or market with a demand for something that you could offer? If so, set yourself up online and then put yourself out there so that those people can take advantage of what you have to offer, and let them pay you.
Once you have this website set up, there are a number of different options that you have as far as monetizing:
- Add a Donate button to your blog. When people are given great content, and get to know and like you, some are glad to leave a tip.
- Offer a Service. If you can teach something, guide someone in the right direction, fix something, or offer some kind of consulting, you can charge or trade for your service.
- Create and sell your own products online. You can have your own ebooks, audio programs, or video tutorials set up where they are easy to order and download.
- Affiliate programs. Companies will pay you when you post their links on your site, and someone buys through those links. Only post affiliate links on your site that are relevant to the content, and they are products that you have used personally.
That’s all for now, but in some posts to come I will be giving you more information on how to set yourself up for success by putting this kind of stuff into action.
Feel free to leave a comment below.
Don’t be a polyp.
Don’t be a prisoner anymore.
I’ve shown you a way to break out of Job.
I’ve shown you how to get out of that hell.
What are you waiting for?
You feel it in your gut
Something isn’t quite right.
This picture of life, everything you have experienced up to this point now for so many years, the monotony, the routine – this isn’t the picture you had quite envisioned.
You never saw yourself waking up every morning rushing to get out the door, and hitting the heavy traffic, only to clock in to work at a job you find completely boring.
Maybe you hate your job.
Maybe you can’t stand getting up every day and hitting the snooze button seventeen times.
Maybe the people at your job suck. You never dreamed of ending up at some place every day where you’re spending time with people that you’d probably never hang out with in your free time.
You never imagined that the majority of your waking life would be consumed, by the dull and mundane consistent routine, that only leaves you exhausted and unmotivated at the end of the day.
You never imagined you would come home to see the guitars collecting dust.
The unsettling sense of regret sets in as you see the rust beginning to form on that car you were wanting to restore.
You never imagined it!
You never dreamed about putting your passions aside to be doing something you hate, just to pay bills.
It sounds depressing.
But now, think about what it would be like living the life you TRULY would want to live,
what would that be like?
What would you do?
How would it feel to be doing what you want?
Imagine if you had enough money and time to do whatever you wanted.
What would you do when you wake up every day?
What would make you want to never have to hit that snooze button again?
What would make you want to just hop right out of bed?
Well whatever it is that makes you feel this way is what you SHOULD be working toward.
Deep within, you know that you would rather be doing something that you are good at, something that brings you joy. Whatever it is you find joy doing is what you SHOULD be doing. Don’t you agree?
You should at least have the money and time to be pursuing your passions, even if your passion itself is not what’s making you the money.
You shouldn’t have to settle, and you DON’T have to settle.
But, if that idea sounds ridiculous to you, if you are rolling your eyes – If you’re thinking that there’s no way because sometimes you just have to deal with life and think “realistically” – then just stop.
Just stop reading this post because,
you are right.
You are going to continue clocking in for the man, and living your dull and unfulfilled life.
Hey but that’s cool. It’s “just life”, right?
Sell those musical instruments, that old car. Just get used to sticking to that schedule you hate.
Most people ask permission from someone for the rest of their life.
They hope. They ask their boss for a vacation once a year. They sit around appropriately watching The Walking Dead every evening because they gave up on their dreams. They truly were meant to live with the walking dead.
Believe me, I know because I’ve ended up working at tons of dead-end blue collar jobs as I was trying to move forward in life. At each job, I have always asked my coworkers how they ended up at the job. Then I’ll ask, “Is it really what you wanted to do?”
When I ask them this question, I’m digging in to find out what it was they gave up on. By now I’m used to the answers I get when asking the question, knowing that most people at one point had some kind of idea or dream they gave up on. It’s always interesting to hear a new story though.
Usually their reply is some business idea they had, following with a lame reason as to why they could never make it happen.
Of course, it’s much more comfortable to watch tv when you get home. It’s much more easy to simply let go of who you are, endure the workplace drama, pop some pill, get through the week, and party on the weekend to escape your existence.
Most big industries KNOW that you hate your life, which is why they make so many instant gratification products, and services available to you like a silver tray at a party with a few lines of coke on it, and some pills to choose from.
It’s all strategically marketed to make you feel like you’re less of a person, so that you will take part in it, in order to get the temporary fix, that makes you feel better about yourself for for some time. Pick your addiction:
- TV programs
- Fast food
- Televised sports
Your gut will tell you what you really want.
It’s time NOW to go with your gut.
What does your gut tell you?
When you search within, your intuition will make you feel and think differently than what you’ve been taught by your culture, your TV shows, your family, your friends. You will probably experience a nudge of desire when you begin to listen to your intuition. Go ahead, try it.
Ultimately you want freedom to be who you really are.
People who have personal freedom don’t stop.
People who have personal freedom today didn’t just give up and settle.
I love to hear the stories of rock stars because you hear about all the work it took for them to get where they are. They held a strong vision and were determined that they would get where they are no matter what.
They didn’t give in to all the lies they’ve been fed.
Just like John Mayer said in his lyrics:
“I just found out there’s no such thing as the real world, just a lie you’ve got to rise above.”
People who have freedom stayed determined no matter what the circumstances are, even if it has taken years to accomplish their goal.
When I started this website, I was homeless, sleeping in cold below freezing temperatures. I no longer had a laptop. I wrote blog entries using my phone.
The people with personal freedom had a vision and weren’t swept away by what our society expects of them. They resisted the peer pressure to assimilate, to fit in. They went with their gut and kept going. That’s why you should be the rock star in your vision.
There is a lot of pressure in our society to roll with the crowd. The majority of people will listen to what they’re told, and fall in line.
If you are reading this, I imagine that maybe for years you’ve had your own internal battles because you really didn’t want to get a “real job”. You wanted the freedom to improve at what you were good at. You wanted to use and improve your natural talents to live a life of meaning and purpose.
Most people today are turning into zombies more and more, accepting that their disposition is “just life”. If you are like me, you will eventually get so fed up, you will HAVE to figure out a different way.
By working jobs, I only worked myself into a hole – homelessness, financial struggle, poverty, unhappiness. When you are living a life and working against being who you are, you will lack true motivation to continue. You’ll lack drive and determination. It will lead you to less opportunity, and can lead to failure like it did me. This is a kind of non-tangible barrier to success that most of us aren’t taught.
However again, you could just pop a pill to get through the day and sell your soul. When you trust your gut and intuition though, you will begin moving forward, and actually look forward to the days ahead.
Ultimately I realized all the bullshit I had been taught and chose to do whatever it took to find a path that leads to personal freedom.
But what are you going to do?
I’ll tell you what you’re going to do.
You’re going to make your vision clear and be a rock star and kick some ass. You’re going to have that story to tell about how you achieved what you wanted.
Today you’re going to allow that flame of desire to be rekindled. You’re going to start imagining that you already have what you want.
You’re going to set aside a time to get clear about what you want and begin focusing on your vision. You’re going to write down what you want, in detail. You’re going to use the whole day with a notebook and pen, and you’re going to write out what you want in crisp clear detail. You’re going to find a private spot with no interruptions and do this. If you don’t have a notebook and pen, you’re going to go out and buy a notebook and pen.
When you write out your life vision, you’re going to write it all in the present tense as if you’re already LIVING it. You’re going to FEEL it.
You’re going to see the kind of life you want in your mind. You’re going to visualize the kind of day you wake up to every day. You’re going to visualize the kind of people you hang out with. You’re going to see yourself achieving your entrepreneurial goals. You’re going to see yourself doing what you want.
As you write knowing how you are going to create a plan to manifest your vision, you’re going to imagine breathing in the fresh air coming from the breeze blowing through your hair, touching your skin.
You will taste whatever foods you enjoy. You will smell how your house smells, your car, the restaurant you own, the places you will visit, whatever it is.
You will see the blue skies, the white clouds, the brightness of the warm sun on your skin, the color of your shirt, the laughs and smiles of your family and friends, the look of determination you have on your face looking in the mirror at the gym.
This is how clear you are going to be with the words in your notebook, as you write down your vision for your life.
You will trust your gut, and you will go after what you want.
You won’t stop.
You won’t give up.
You won’t settle.
You will rise above the lies.
You won’t give in.
You’re going to trust yourself, and move forward.
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