There’s a lot of talk out there that says that the road to financial freedom is to do what you love and the money will come. Now I’m all for doing what you love and at the end of the day, life is truly short and why waste it doing something you hate right?
I’ve spent years following this methodology of doing what you love and yes, it beats the crap out of working in a 9-5 job you hate anyday.
However this is a huge myth behind this. The myth is that you should avoid working for someone else at all costs and do what you love all the time. Now there’s many stories of people who do what they love and then they end up becoming multi millionaires and idealy, this is where we want to go.
However, life doesn’t work like that. Behind the successful people who “made it”, they don’t tell you that most of them actually did something they hated for a very long time just for the money. They worked in a crappy job for years but they saved all their coin. It was when they got the money, they were able to invest in something that gave them the capital they needed to do what they love for the rest of their life.
Robert Kiyosaki continually preaches to avoid working in a job, it’s slavery and it’s also highly taxed. Yes it’s highly taxed but you need a job to get income for without income, you can’t invest in anything and eventually do what you love later.
Yes you can definitely earn income in a small business or multi level marketing and yes, we should all become entrepreneurs but there’s nothing wrong with earning money in a job, saving it all and waiting until you have enough to buy the dream lifestyle you want.
If you’ve played the game “Cashflow 101”, you’ll discover that the first vehicle of wealth creation is actually having a job. You don’t start off in your own business, you start off in a job and then you slowly save money and keep investing.
I personally believe that we are being fooled to think that we should avoid having a job at all costs. Yes, we hate our jobs, yes we get the Sunday evening and Monday blues, yes we can’t wait till Friday and yes work sucks. I understand, I’ve been there and I’ve worked with the bozos and cut throats. But it’s still solid income that you can work with to build up your bank account and get ready to invest later on.
Now there’s nothing wrong with starting a business on the side. I believe we should all have our own businesses and learn how to sell for it’s a master skill in order to become successful. If you finish work at 5, then you can work on your side hustle between the hours of 7pm – 1am and that’s enough time to build a side empire while you’re holding down your job.
Eventually your side hustle may take off and now you have two sources of income which you can save and get to your financial goals a lot quicker.
If there’s one thing I can leave with you it’s this. You have to get the right information. One wrong information can undermine your success and take you off track for many years. The advice “never get a job” will set you up so that you’ll never look for a job and you have to find something that works without one.
It may take you years until your business takes off but in the mean time, you need to pay your bills and avoid getting into massive credit card debt which will screw up your future.
I’m truly amazed how some really successful entrepreneurs still say that they would get two jobs if they were to start over again. They would still start a business but they would immediately get two jobs to build up more money and eventually buy their own business.
So that’s my little rant. If you feel that you’re not ready to start a business and need to get a job even though it sucks, i’m with you. Don’t let others make you feel guilty. Remember a job is only a stepping stone towards your dreams.
Stay Strong and Be Relentless.