Time must be Spent Pursuing Passion
We all have heard the old mantra ‘Time is Money,’ and for the greedy type, it is. However, for those of us who put passion before all else, Time is Passion.
What if I told you passion will create cash?
What if I told you those telling you Time is Money are only doing so to get you to fuel their own interests?
Sure, I understand we must make enough money to live, but if this is the ultimate case, we should make our livings worth our while.
The $15 per Hour Demand
We’ve all heard the new cliché people can’t live off $8 per hour and those working in such low skill jobs deserve a pay raise.
I say different. No one deserves a pay raise working in the low-value service industry.
Instead, they should turn demands into motivation to move on and up in their career. No one is meant to remain stagnant in a dire financial situation. This is an ideal time to turn from dead-end job to passion.
If you’ve been following this upstart blog, you know I love referring back to my good old Riesbecks Food Market days. Back in the day I made a whopping $7.85 an hour while stocking and preparing produce goods. Sure, it was a lot of work, but it was a low-skill gig that sometimes required me to go up front and bag groceries before turning back to low-pay, low-skill misery of my then life situation.
What did I do?
I got certified, became a personal trainer and group fitness instructor, and went back to school to nab my Bachelor Degree in Sport Management with a Wellness and Fitness track and am now making three times what I made six short years later.
I thought I’d begin writing again a couple years back as a hobby which turned back into a passion as writing books was my childhood dream. Why not reach for the stars in your childhood passion? Time is Passion, by the way.
Making Ends Meet
Many of us have a passion that doesn’t include an immediate payoff, and nothing is more true in this sense than fitness and writing. Neither gig guarantees job benefits, much to the distress of my dad. Neither gig guarantees a retirement plan but since I’m certain social security will collapse long before he retires, I’m not incredibly worried about planning for life after age sixty-seven.
So, what do you do to make ends meet?
Stay at your day job for the time being and make the mornings early and the nights late in pursuit of your own gold standard.
Remember, Time is Passion, and the passion will turn into a financial payoff, but you need to work relentlessly, day in and day out, even on weekends to turn the dream into reality.
My next article will feature the ‘how to’ category once more. We’re going to be talking of tricks and strategies you can implement to put pursuing your passion at the top of your list while discussing several pitfalls people fall into. My goal is make sure you rise above the pack.