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The Grind Of Your Desk Job

It’s 10 o’clock in the morning and you’ve already had enough. Your eyes are glazed over, you’re half asleep in your chair, the week has dragged on so slowly. You just can’t wait for it to end. It’s only Monday. You are in the grind.

Millions of us are slaving away at jobs we are bored to death with and can barely tolerate. Millions of us will piss away the best years of our lives with a big empty hole in our souls. Millions of us will retire after 50 years of workingย  jobs we hate and be left with little more than a shell of our former lives.

The grind will slowly wear us down, eat away our passion, and steal from us our very souls.

It does not to go down like this. No, life does not need to suck.

Becoming A Digital Entrepreneur

First off, becoming a digital entrepreneur is not for everyone. It is however, for me. If you are reading this post then there is a very good chance that this is a life that you want to pursue as well.

Make no mistake about it, being able to live life on your schedule while building a digital empire for yourself is awesome! I can almost smell the ocean air thinking about what it will be like when I walk away from my desk for the last time and drive straight to the beach to celebrate.

I’ve met a good many successful online entrepreneurs who have the life that many of us desire and the good news is that we can have it too. It won’t come easy, but then again, nothing great ever does.

I put this post together as a reminder to those of you who desperately need to leave your current jobs and would love nothing more than to run your online business from wherever you want.

And if you think that working from a balcony overlooking the Pacific Ocean as the sun is setting isn’t worth busting your ass for, you might just want to crawl back to that lifeless cubicle you call home.

7 Good Reasons To Quit Your Desk Job

Your Office

This is the place that you will spend more than 90,000 hours of your lifetime. If that doesn’t depress and scare the shit out of you, something is seriously wrong. This is so unnatural it’s not even funny. Do you really want to spend 15-20% of your entire life inside a fucking cubicle? If you think this is ok or even acceptable, then you at the wrong website.

Your Commute

Welcome to the biggest waste of 1-3 hours of each day. For years, I spent 3 to 4 hours in the car driving to a job I detested. If that doesn’t de-motivate someone, I don’t know what will. Sitting in bumper to bumper traffic for hours knowing that you are headed into a job you hate is an incredibly shitty feeling. And don’t even get me started on gas prices….

Your Boss

Yup. This may very well be your boss. An inept, overpaid, under performing jackass. Bosses come in all shapes and sizes, and although there are plenty of good ones, too many of us are stuck with idiots, micro-managers, or corporate stooges.

Your Co Workers

Co workers can make or break your work life. If you’re fortunate enough to work with intelligent, socially adjusted “normal” people, then goody for you. If you’re working in a job that tends to attract low caliber employees, then your life may become intolerable. Unless of course, you’re one of them.

Your Status

You get no respect! You are merely a cog in their system, an expendable resource. Hence, many of you are treated as such. Many of you will bust your asses working for your company and never receive an ounce of praise. That’s a tragedy. People don’t just want recognition, they need it.

Your Mentality

If you’ve been an employee for a long time, you may have fallen victim to the employee mindset. This can be a death sentence to you because it means you’ve been institutionalized. You are happy to get whatever your company hands you. You are ok with getting fed the table scraps while others are eating 5 course meals.

This is not your fault. Most people don’t know any better. If you work in a job you hate, isn’t rewarding,fulfilling, or interesting, you need to ask yourself some questions.

Questions like:

  • Why am I still working here?
  • Am I only doing this for a paycheck?
  • Do I have the skills to do something else?
  • Why am I afraid of getting fired or losing my job?
  • What would I do if I lost my job today?

If you to ever transition out of being an employee, you need to answer these questions honestly. You may find that you actually like being an employee and that’s fine. If you don’t like it however, you need to figure out why and then what you’re going to do about it.

Your Day

I hate meetings. Therefore, I choose not to attend them. Many of you however are not in a position where you have the luxury of opting out of them. For the most part, I find that meetings are an incredible waste of time and have no real benefit other than letting your long winded boss talk about how important they are.

Your 8 hour day will feel like 16 if it’s filled with pointless meetings, conference calls, and conversations. Redundancy in the workplace will bore the shit out of you and slowly drive you to commit hara-kari.

What All This Means To You

All of things added up equals a death sentence. Yet, this is the American way. You MUST, MUST, MUST get out. Do you want the night cleaning crew to find you face down on your keyboard, dead from a stress induced heart attack. And even if your job doesn’t actually kill you, it will take your life from you.

Please don’t let it be yours…

7 Good Reasons To Become A Digital Entrepreneur

Your Office

This is the dream for many of us (and definitely me). Having the ability to work from anywhere has to be one of the sweetest things in the world. Of course, not all of us will end up on white sandy beaches with flip flops and a laptop, but it IS possible for those who make that their goal.

The chance of your boss letting you work remotely are slim, but it’s still worth asking. If that’s not an option, I say build yourself a business and make it a reality.

Your Commute

How many of you would be ok with waking up, walking downstairs in your pj’s, and being in your office? I certainly wouldn’t have a problem with that. No traffic, no need to fill up your gas tank every 3 days, and no scramble to get out the door before rush hour. Working from home has its advantages but also has plenty of disadvantages.

Make you understand the cons before you jump into full-time blogger mode. And I will say this, you had better be one hell of a self motivated individual or you could end up crawling back to your boss begging for your job back because you just couldn’t get your shit together.

Your Boss

The good news is that it’s YOU! The bad news is now you are 100% accountable for every single thing you do. No more wasting the company’s time looking at porn CNN. No more 2 hour lunch breaks. No more showing up late.

You will need to work harder than you ever thought possible. Forget about logging your hours, your days will star to blend together after a while. You will struggle, be frustrated, and probably want to throw it all away once or twenty times, but don’t let yourself!

It will pay off in the end. And if it doesn’t, then try again!

Your Co Workers

Wouldnt it be nice to have your kids as co workers. Well..let’s be honest here though. I love my children as much as anyone, but at some point they do become annoying.

That being said, I would take having them in my home office over having to deal with random people any day of the week.

My ultimate goal is to work from home (or a tropical location) and be able to spend as much time with my children as possible. This will be the biggest benefit for me.

If you don’t have kids, then you’ll get to spend more quality time with your significant other or maybe even your pet. Whatever the case, the point is that you have the option to spend your time how you choose and work with whom you want.

Your Status

Take back your respect and pride! You work for yourself now dammit! You are no longer required to eat large quantities of shit from your boss on a daily basis. Hopefully, there will be no shit eating whatsoever…

Being an entrepreneur is rewarding beyond measure. I’ve had my own businesses in the past and currently have a personal training business and there is no better feeling than having an asset that YOU created and nobody can take from you. (Unless of course you get sued by a client who was performing flying squats on a stability ball in the dark). Then you’re screwed….

Your Mentality

The world is now yours. As an entrepreneur and business owner, the world is truly your oyster. Create the best possible business you can and build your life how you think it should be lived. Your destiny awaits.

Your Day

While owning your own business is certainly not going to be all sunshine and marshmallows, it IS 100X better that slaving away in a cubicle and doing work you find uninspiring and meaningless.

The most awesome part is that you get to choose how you spend your time. Success will depend on many factors,but they all will lead back to you. And if you fail miserably, it’s your fault.

What All This Means To You

FREEDOM!!!!!!!!

Yes, it is possible, this I know. Will it become your reality? That’s up to you to decide.

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