I’m not here to tell you what to do with your life when things get tough. But I am here to tell you that if doing web development while working at a restaurant just isn’t cutting it for you anymore, there are alternatives. In fact, Maybe it sounds pretty crappy, but let’s get the foundation first.
Some of us are lucky (or unlucky) enough to start our own business, we work all the hours under the sun and moon and think that this is it, this is going to make me, I will be happy and have no worries about bills and the future. Sadly, it’s not quite like that. If you’re into manual labour you generally end up with no money and all sorts of ailments like back pain, trapped nerves (very painful!) or even the odd limb missing. All from slogging your guts out 24/7! And if you do find that job you always wanted?
Are you still there? I’ll bet your not or you won’t be in the near future. Why? Because you aren’t getting the appreciation you feel you deserve, you know you do a good job, and you know you could do it better but something’s stopping you, stopping you from progressing and stopping you.
Why is this? Have we been brought up to be like this? For the average person we weren’t taught how to look after our bodies or our minds at school, we were doing homework on Arithmetic’s, English, French, Geology and Physics to name a few, all good if you knew what you were going to do in life! Society didn’t teach us how to make money or be happy or to look after ourselves, it just taught the basics so that we could fit in.
But fitting in doesn’t work!…..we all have that built in desire to be successful, to be better than we are, it’s only with us for a certain period of time and you know when it’s running out, it’s inbuilt, we are human and it’s natural. You have to take a look at yourself and almost go back to school, your school! Do it the way you want to be taught not how society taught you.
Your school, what is your school?……….It’s anything you want it to be!
You just need knowledge, only WITH THIS TIME its knowledge you want to learn and you can get enthralled in. You can work any amount of hours in the day as little or as much as you want, but the big difference is that you will be enthralled with your new venture, you will want to work all the hours life allows (and your family) and the appreciation will come from yourself.
Your life that has passed by (which goes too quick in my book) has gained you a wealth of knowledge that YOU know, that you can pass on to others that need that information.
Information that is valuable and easy for you to convey to others, it’s called a niche.
So you see, to all those out there with yearn and the willpower (and we all have it, it’s natural) you have an opportunity that no society has had before us. The world is a small village, and the reason for that is…………………….. the INTERNET.
“If a job is worth doing, it’s worth doing well” (Charles Henry John Temple). This quote is not only true in the workplace but also in our internship, which often leave us wondering if that’s really our dream job.