As far as we know, we only get this one life to live. We should live our lives the way we want to live them. For some of us, most of our lives are spent doing things we do not actually want to do. Many of us feel like we are forced to work in jobs we dislike, in order to put food on our table and have a roof over our heads. What if there was a way to do what you really wanted to do and still make a living?
Living Life on Your Terms
You should start trying to live life on your terms. We see other people around us doing it. Authors, musicians, film directors, celebrities, mostly seem to be living a life they actually enjoy. Some making millions of dollars while they are at it. Engaging in work they are passionate about. Why can’t this be you or I? The key is to taking action towards the goal of enjoying your life by doing something you are passionate about for a living. Many of us have had these dreams in the past, maybe we wanted to be musicians, actors, or comedians, but we gave it up. We need to rekindle our dreams.
If you have a dream to do something extraordinary, people around you may try to burst your bubble. Imagine you have a goal to write a great novel that will be read by millions of people all around the world. You will most likely have at least someone discouraging the idea. There will usually be someone there to try and bring you down. Do not listen to these kinds of people. They likely wish that they had the same ambition as you. It may be best to keep certain ambitions to yourself.
Take Control of Your Life
You need to be in control of your life. You need to be a leader, not a follower. Do not spend all day consuming content from other people in order to help you succeed. Do not procrastinate. This is real life, not an assignment in school. Billions of people around the world are working just as hard as you in order to succeed. You will need to step up your game if you want to succeed on your own terms. Being self-employed is not easy.
Being Your Own Boss
If you want to have true freedom in life you will need to be your own boss. You will need to create value for other people but you have to do it under your own personal name. If you work for a company there is nothing wrong with that, but you will create value under their name and brand, and not as much under yours. If you want to be your own boss you need to work for yourself and build your name in the community. You need to create intellectual property. If you are a writer, you need to write a book. A photographer should be taking thousands of photos, a musician should be writing hundreds of songs.
Many of the richest people in the world became that way by starting companies as founders or co-founders. Individuals such as Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, and Bill Gates are among these people. If they had not started their own companies we would not have these large, wealth generating businesses that we have today. It pays to be your own boss.
It is not always possible to be your own boss if you are working a job but you can still try to find time to work on a side hustle business. It may end up being a full time self-employed job in a matter of time. Just never give up that entrepreneurial spirit to try to create a new company of your own. Remember, jobs can come and go, they can fire you. No one can fire a self-employed writer. No one can fire a freelance photographer. You might lose a particular gig here and there but no one can stop you from practicing your craft. Think about it.
Thank you for reading this blog and I hope I helped inspire you to life your live more on your terms. Have a great day.
©2020 Richard Gillespie