“Job security is a complete myth, as is long-term employment.” - Dorie Clark
This week we are focusing on ‘job security.‘ These two words are very impactful when following our entrepreneurial path. First and foremost you cannot get to comfortable at the 9-5 you are currently working at. Now please understand, it‘s definitely good to have a solid job to receive income and use that capital to fund your dreams, but never let that small amount of hard-earning cash have your mind triggered to the real wealth that‘s out here. See sometimes we tend to get persuaded to move up to corporate level after several years of your tenure at your occupation and believing that‘s the dream when it really isn’t. Dreams aren’t controlled by others, only you. So why let someone control your 24 hours for the rest of your life?
Your job security is only as good as the work you produce. You direct your own future. As a entrepreneur you can’t let your guard down if you hope to make a living solely from your dream. Ambition is an intrinsic part of the lifestyle. It’s this drive that job security can kill. Being able to control your future is the best thing that life can give you, so don’t take it for granted.
Committing to your vision in the beginning is a very long rollercoaster ride. It seems as if your kind of nervous when opening up the gates to get seated and buckled in, then your ride begins slowly and takes-off the ramp as your figuring out your next checkpoint, following up when your at the tipping point before the huge drop, you begin realizing that you are prepared for the ups-and-the-downs and that your commitment is your bond.
Commitment is powerful! It inﬂuences how you think, how you act and how you lead. More importantly, a meaningful commitment gives you a script on how to handle things every single time the rollercoaster goes up or down. Now understand that the temptation to quit will arise, but being all-in will make the outcome taste so much sweeter. Good luck!
Throughout our lifetime we‘ve grown up believing the cliche phrase “time is money.” The phrase basically means that if we don’t spend all the time we’re given in life to work and achieve goals in the future, we are—in effect—wasting the profit that we could be making. But in reality if we lose all of our money, then time is all that we have left to cherish. And unlike money, we cannot make our valuable time back. Understanding that time is one of the most significant tools on earth is truly a blessing and if we manage it properly, then we can achieve those long-lived dreams.
Another powerful message is that, “time exposes us for who we really are.” Only time can tell us who we’ve truly grown to become and nothing can change that. Those idea(s) that are always in your head waiting for you to take advantage of, it’s only a matter of time before you can’t go after it and live with the regret. So manage your time wisely and the wealth will come, always keep that in mind.
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Almost 99% of people are happy with being safe while the other 1% is destined on being great. Now while there is nothing wrong with either decisions, there’s so much more to live for while being great (at what you love). Taking the safe route limits you to a certain extent. In other words, you’ll have another individual (in a more prestigious position) telling you what to do, being on their time and following their rules. And while some people may be satisfied with that, also understand that you were put on this earth to live your fullest potential and be your own boss, not to answer to the next man or woman for forever. This is where the ability of sacrifice comes into play and trust us…it ain’t easy.
With sacrifice comes greatness. Everybody understands that when your trying to be great at something, you can’t make time for everyone and everything. You have to key in on those specific check-points you accrue over time to see the bigger picture. Being great means spending A LOT of time alone figuring out yourself and developing as both a person and an idealist. It’ll all payoff in long run and then you’ll finally realize why being great is better than being safe.