Editor’s Note: Glenn discussed this story at the opening of Thursday’s radio show. Listen to it in the On Demand Audio of the show below:
I came across a post on LinkedIn entitled “10 Reasons You Have To Quit Your Job In 2014” by author and entrepreneur James Altucher that is one of the best, most honest articles I have read in a very long time. It is totally brave because it is true. This guy gets it, and the article is well worth the next five minutes of your time.
“Now the course of history has finally written its next chapter… I’m going to tell you why you have to quit your job,” the article begins. “Why you need to get the ideas moving. Why you need to build a foundation for your life or soon you will have no roof.”
We all have to work to figure out where we are supposed to stand and what we are supposed to do, and the article talks about why corporate culture is holding people back.
“Technology, outsourcing, a growing temp staffing industry, productivity efficiencies, have all replaced the middle class,” James writes. “I’m on the board of directors of a temp staffing company with one billion dollars in revenues. I can see it happening across every sector of the economy. Everyone is getting fired. Everyone is toilet paper now.”
You might have 500 excuses as to why you can’t quit your job – financial obligations, benefits, age, children, etc. But no amount of money in the world is actually going to provide the freedom you seek.
“Don’t stay at the job for safe salary increases over time. That will never get you where you want – freedom from financial worry,” James says. “Only free time, imagination, creativity, and an ability to disappear will help you deliver value that nobody ever delivered before in the history of mankind.”
You don’t need to run out and quit your job today, but is your current career really allowing you to share your talents with the world? To live your best life?
“Make the list right now. Every dream. I want to be a bestselling author… I want to have freedom from many of the worries that I have succumbed to all my life… I want to help all of the people around me or the people who come into my life. I want everything I do to be a source of help to people. I want to only be around people I love, people who love me,” James writes. “THESE ARE NOT GOALS. These are themes. Every day, what do I need to do to practice those themes… This is how you take baby steps. This is how eventually you run towards freedom… Until you choose yourself for success, and all that choice entails, you will be locked into the prison.”
WARNING: This article will take you five minutes to read. But if you are brave enough, it will haunt you for a very long time – until you become glassy eyed or break out and make your dent in the universe.
Read the entire article HERE.