“And I not only inherited an aversion to the nine-to-five routine, but the sense from my parents that being bored and boring is the worst thing that you can be.” – Christian Bale
Are you tired of the 9 to 5 grind?
Don’t worry, almost everyone is sick and tired of the 9 to 5 grind and are eagerly searching for something better. Many people have turned to working online as an alternative to the daily office commute.
We are by definition Human Beings, yet most of us spend our time in the state of doing.
Doing is fine temporarily, but when we start to become human doings altogether we lose our sense of humanity.
When I consciously decided to start this blog I was in a state of being. I am creative and imaginative by nature and I believed that blogging would provide a great platform to express this ability.
As my blogging adventure took off I became more of a doer instead of a being. Writing blog posts, commenting, forum participation,e-mail lists, SEO, tweaking my theme, adding/removing plugins and so on.
Now I could have done these things from a place of being but most of the time I was “doing” it. From a place of doing I was completely in my mind and had tunnel vision.
As I started getting more synchronicites in my life as a result of doing, I realized that I must join more of my being into my blogging activities and my life in general.
Doing puts us into our mind only and we forget about the needs of the soul and the body.
Ending the 9 to 5 Grind
Last night I listened to a real cool podcast from Steve at Ending The Grind and it really got me thinking more about the idea of trading time for money, dead-end jobs, and how time really is our most valuable asset.
By the way, Ending The Grind is one of my top three favorite blogs to read. Steve has a lot of guest-bloggers who share their stories about getting out of the rat-race and quitting their 9 to 5 lifestyle.
Steve’s guest was MJ Demarco who is a self-made multi-millionaire and the author of The Millionaire Fastlane: Crack the Code to Wealth and Live Rich for a Lifetime.
I haven’t read the book yet but I plan on taking a visit to my local bookstore and giving it a read. I’ll write another post about the book after I finish reading it.
I really enjoyed the podcast between MJ and Steve and I believe that you would too.
Most jobs require us to be little doing machines with little to no room for creative expression. I know that there are jobs out there that are mainly creative and they are the exception.
As many jobs leave little time or energy to do much else we are often left wondering what do we have to become in order to have more time without losing income.
The world is full of people who earn a lot of money but have little time.
And on the other end there are many people who have a lot of time but little money.
The million dollar question is, how do we have an abundance of time and money?
Here are some ways that people are able to create time and money for themselves:
- Invent a product.
- Write Books, Including eBooks.
- Create a profitable business (including blogs) and sell it.
- Sell creative ideas/information products.
- Make a movie.
- Sell affiliate products.
- Create software products.
- Advertise on your website
- Pay Per Click advertising.
- Sell your photos on the web, (try iphoto.com)
- And of Course, start your own blog.
The Driving Force to quit your 9 to 5 job
At some point in our lives we realized that the 9 to 5, work five days a week model is broken.
We didn’t incarnate on earth to work 40 or more hours a week, retire at 65 and spend our retirement years hanging out at McDonald’s.
We know in our gut that this is wrong for us yet we are too scared to do anything about it.
It takes pioneers and wayshowers to blaze the paths for others to follow. Starting my blog was the first step to achieving more time and money for myself.
Break Free Of The Time and Work For Money idea
This model is so broke that I don’t even know how it is still existing.
I guess that if you watched the news you would believe that money is scarce.
Because people believe that money is scarce they will be more likely to trade their time for money.
Time for money isn’t bad if you are receiving thousands of dollars an hour for your time, but how many people do you know that have a set-up like that?
The fact is that there are trillions of dollars circulating the world markets everyday. Money is not being prevented to come to you by anyone.
Back To Basics
The reason that I want all of us to have more time is so that we can get back to basics.
We are so inundated with things that do not have any real value and are not necessary for the betterment of the world.
I will leave you with these words from the Author of Conversations With God, Neale Donald Walsch.
All changes occurring right now on this planet are leading to a better life for all.The movement here is going to be back to basics, back to what matters, back to our true values in families, in relationships, in business and commerce, in politics, and in the world.
Do not worry, therefore. This is the Time which has been predicted. And only good will come of it. – Neale Donald Walsch.
Are You Ready to Quit the 9 to 5 Grind?
Do you want to quit the rat race and begin to create the life of your dreams that doesn’t include being stuck to a work schedule?
Are you tired of working for someone else?
Who does unless your boss or job is really flexible which isn’t the case for most people. I decided to give blogging a try in January of 2011 and see if all the hype about earning online is really true.
The short answer is “Yes” it is true and it is possible.
Maybe you don’t want to work online.
Maybe your dream is to open your own brick and mortar business like a restaurant. What’s stopping you?
Beliefs about what you can and cannot do I am sure.
Beliefs are just thoughts that you keep repeating to yourself. Beliefs are not always true, more than not they are false and limiting you.
Maybe you just need someone to hold your hand while you go through the transition from employee to entrepreneur.
Maybe you just need a blueprint to follow to get you from where you are to where you want to be.
- Apex for Life – Take Your Life and Business to the Next Level with John Di Lemme
- Secrets of a Spiritual Millionaire by T. Harv Eker
- Struggling With a Lack of Self-Confidence is a Huge Problem
- Have an Uncompromised Life with Marissa Peer
- Mind Movies Matrix – Make “Attracting Success” Your Default Nature