Careers, online business, and slaving in cubicle farms

"Stop slaving away in cubicle farm"

"If you're working for the man you're not living your life"

"There is only one way to happiness - creating your own business"

Why is that I always seem these lines trotted out by people selling courses for how to make money online? I wonder what they could possible gain from touting such bullshit…

And it is bullshit.

Having a career, working in jobs for other people, is a perfectly good approach to life. In fact I'd say it's the best approach for most people.

Sure, there can be a lure to running your own business and being your own boss but there are plenty of downsides too.

Starting your own business, or "hustling" online as these tryhards love to call it, is not all fairy floss and merry-go-rounds. There are plenty of extra stress-inducing situations that come with being a solo/entrepreneur. I'm not going to go in to all of the possible ways it could fail because that's not the point of this email.

The point is to say that it is perfectly fine to not want to start your own business.

It is perfectly fine to want to build a career working for other people.

This doesn’t mean slaving in a shitty job that you hate, slowly going insane, where your only joy is imaging the slow painful death of your annoying colleague who leaves his toenail clippings on your desk.

Lots of people want to make you think the choice is between making money online or working in a “cubicle farm”. Those are just the two ends of the spectrum. There is a whole world of options in between.

Do you know why you start to hate a job? Do you know why you feel unhappy when something bad happens at work? Do you know what the real problem is?

The real problem is not knowing what the hell you want to do in your career.

Have you even thought about your career? I mean really thought about it?

When was the last time you sat down and planned out what you want to achieve in your career?

This is the problem. When you have no idea on where you want to go you have no idea if you are moving in the right direction.

Without choosing a direction every move you make it essentially random.

Only after you have had a long hard look at yourself will you be able to make good decisions about your career (and your life in general).

That is when you can start to make positive changes. Find a new job, learn a new skill, or change your industry all together. Those are hard decisions to make without knowing your long-term career plan first.

Do you have a plan for your career?
Do you know what you want to be doing in 5, 10, or even 20 years?

I'm working on course to teach you how to think about this. A course to teach you how to figure your career out and build a long-term plan. This will be a paid course but I guarantee it will be worth it. A small price compared to the comparative returns of a long, prosperous and enjoyable career.

When I finish the course I will open it up to a few people to test early so if you want to be considered for early access hit the button below to register your interest.