I talk a lot about entrepreneurship and starting your own online business…
But I’ve never really talked about why I went this path instead of getting a job.
I’ve only had 1 job in my life and it was a part-time thing while I was in school.
I worked at Toys R Us…
And I like to think that me leaving was the reason they went out a business.
It wasn’t the worst job in the world but definitely coulda been better. I learned 2 big things while I was there:
- Getting a $0.18 raise per year didn’t get me excited.
- Dealing with customers was one of the worst things I’ve ever done.
Working a job does have some benefits…
- Only work 8 hours a day.
- Paid vacation.
- Easy work.
But the fact that that’s what every single one of my classmates was working for, didn’t sit right with me.
I didn’t want to be average.
I didn’t want to buy a house, go to work every day at 7 am, and have 2 weeks vacation per year…
I didn’t want to dress like everyone else and do the exact same thing every single day.
I wanted to be my own boss and have freedom.
I knew the 18 cents per year thing would improve working for other companies but if I wanted to get to the income I wanted, I’d have to work 20 years to get there.
I needed to find something where my income comes from the results I generate and I wouldn’t have to deal with people coming December 24th looking for their must-have talking Elmo.
And guess what?
There are countless opportunities out there where you don’t need a job…
You don’t need a degree…
You don’t need money or investors…
You can literally start your own business online for $0.
It’s not gonna be easy. That’s one thing people get wrong. It takes a lot more work than sitting behind a desk, but it’s definitely worth it in the end.
It completely baffles me when people work 2 jobs to pay the bills when they could start something online and build it up to something that doesn’t take much maintenance.
But I know working for yourself isn’t for everyone…
It’s a lot of work. A lot of stress, and a lot of ups and downs.
I just know it’s not for me.
I want to make a bigger impact and actually create something for myself.
I want a challenge and I want to enjoy my early years.
How about you? Let me know your thoughts down below!