It’s Still Okay to be Grateful for an Employer, But…
I’ve written several times about the majority of people working hard to make someone else’s dreams become a reality. You know, as I’ve stated umpteen (what a word!) times the Prole works for the just good enough pay to help someone else achieve their dreams.
Yes, yes, I get it, I get it, they get the salary, respect from mom and dad, benefits, retirement plans, the whole nine yards, but they also get something else, and it’s called satisfied with a redundant life where they give up on their dreams because they’re “set for life.”
You just died, in a manner of speaking, because you gave indentured servitude to an employer.
However, upon further review, you do have something to be thankful for regarding such an opportunity.
Okay, so the first thing you want to thank your current employer for (the one you’re working for while pursuing passion) is the key to knowledge they have.
Let’s face it, to achieve passion you must have sound business practices.
Such practices involve a target market, where to find prospects, how to market a business, and most importantly, how to sell your product.
Good business people you’re working for are going to know the ins and outs of such practices. Absorb their teachings like a sponge.
Let Your Employer Know
Let your employer know you have a passion you’re pursuing up front. The people I work for know I want to become a successful indie author and blogger and am in process of pursuing what I love.
Some of our parents may encourage us to shy away from letting these people in on too much information, but I say be up front with it.
Many employers realize what it took to pursue their passion and are willing to help.
Those who aren’t can hire someone else, as they’re looking for a modern-day indentured servant, like someone who’s going to be satisfied with a salary, benefits, and the whole nine yards thing I mentioned earlier.
Be unique, this should go without saying, but you’ll be surprised how many people have these awesome dreams and ambitions at a young age only to enter Corporate America or a government job and make a career out of it.
Again, the whole nine yards thing.
And again, the satisfaction.
And yet again, the respect from mom, dad, friends, and family.
But really, success in this sense is has about as much truth to it as each passing presidential administration.
Taking the easy way out isn’t success, it’s a bailout. It’s a bailout to pay off student loans, a bailout to taking a “normal” job which provides little to no impact other than generating revenue for a government agency or corporate entity, and only serves the higher-ups in any given company.
And you’re going to be a corporate or government drone.
How about that?
As a kid, you were unique. You saw the world from a different scope. You had a sense of uniqueness. As you were exposed to the world around you, the uniqueness ceased as mom and dad taught you the “easy” way to make a living involved getting a job, working for someone else, submitting to their demands, generating revenue for a company (while getting paid ‘that there’ decent salary and benefits!), making money, having kids, saving for their college fund, putting them through college, and, well, working and breeding, you Proles!
Honestly, be unique. What peaked your interest as a child?
What did you look forward to so much your stomach squirmed with excitement?
What did you want to do each day?
Honest answers to these three questions is where your purpose lays.
In life, there is a big lie, which states to find a job, make money, and make a living while standing on the sidelines and watching the hallowed few pursue and live out their passion. But, there is also a big truth where you pursue what you love, perfect it, live it, and inspire others to do the same.