You Have the Desire to Fulfill Purpose
Life is more than a traditional 9-5 gig or ten to twelve-hour shift work. It’s more than making a lot of money for someone else who could replace you at any time. There’s much more to life than working for a paycheck, getting away from work in form of vacation, and repeating the mantra for thirty to forty years.
And, it’s what everyone talks about: They can’t wait to reach retirement in forty years. It’s the largest social welfare program in existence where the government pays some of the brightest, wisest people to exit the workforce, so they can free up jobs.
You read that right. This is how the government operates to address a job crisis. Get the wisest, hardest workers out of society so someone else can take the job rather than allow the private sector to find innovative ways to add jobs to the workforce.
Note, I didn’t say a single thing about tariffs, regulations, or any type of central planning. Well-regulated work is a must, but it should be regulated by something called the free market, which means you and me get to regulate corporate America.
And if you don’t believe the above paragraphs, just remember Murray N. Rothbard said the best way to regulate corporate giants is for the people to prove their guilt in a court of law. Further, regarding social security, just check out social security when it was founded during the FDR era and read about it from an Austrian point-of-view.
Anyway, enough economics talk, the point of this article is to help you fulfill desire for your purpose and one day leaving your shift job behind.
Fulfilling Your Purpose
It’s simple, really.
Ask yourself whether or not you feel like you serve a purpose at your current job. I don’t mean slaving away for a large company; I mean are you serving people in the correct way?
Look, you can work for Pepsi all your life, and despite the salary and benefits, you’re making a living poisoning people. I once asked a Pepsi Guy this question, and he flipped.
At the end of the day, the questions are simple: Are you serving people or serving corporate greed? Are you making humanity better or worse? Are you working to serve fulfillment or are only interested in a paycheck?
I know, we all need to make money to live and I’m not against making money. In fact, I’m all for it. So much that when I fell in love with writing again, I made it a priority to learn the business side of affairs so when I release my first book, Lord of Columbia: Northern Knights, in September, I can make a decent dollar or two.
So yes, I’m looking to get paid for my efforts, but money shouldn’t be viewed as number one. If you’re good at what you do and put in the time and effort, money comes. The more others enjoy your product, the higher your profits and the beauty about writing is we have the ability to always come up with something new. Gain the following, build the tribe, and dish out new material.
However, let’s go back to fulfilling purpose: What am I trying to get across to you in my own writing?
1. Relaying the Principles of Liberty, while entertaining, of course. You’ll see this in my books more than you will on My Freedom Flame.
2. Motivating you to take action and pursue to make a living in something you’re passionate about instead of falling in line with everyone else and becoming a shift drone.
Leave the Shift Work Behind
If you don’t feel you’re fulfilling your purpose, it’s time to make changes so you can eventually leave your shift work in the dust and laugh at its memory.
So, what can you do to get started?
For one, you can start carving out time to embark on something you’re passionate about. Back in mid-2015, I did just this when I wasn’t training clients or going to school. I was writing. Yeah, at the time I only had a few hours a week, but I cherished those hours.
When I started working in Pittsburgh early last year I decided to take full advantage of my downtime and hone Lord of Columbia (which had a plethora of working titles back then). Soon after, I was putting in as many hours in it as I was my own work.
And not long after, when I went to Wexford, I found myself working on my writing even while on the clock. Naturally, I knew changes eventually had to be made, especially since this work would one day get launched.
Was it more fulfilling to train, or write?
It was writing. It was writing.
So, now the time has come to launch it.
What you can take from what I just laid out for you is to pursue in steps. No one’s expecting you to quit your job and start pursuing at any given hour of the week. Do this in steps.
Remember, back in 2015, I put in maybe ten hours per week, tops.
Then, in 2016, as things rolled in the right direction, I put in a few more hours.
In 2017, I took advantage of my downtime and it became second full-time work to the point I snuck it in during my work shifts. It was during 2017, I also invested in writing courses and bought a few books on the subject.
And here in 2018, I have two books I’m looking to launch this year: Lord of Columbia, as mentioned earlier, and Comeback Kid.
So, pursue in steps and don’t rush it.
If you’re questioning why you’re up and going to work right now, embarking on what you love to do may be a sensible option. If you have half the mind to walk out on your job tomorrow, pursuing passion may be a sensible option. In fact, if you have any reservations about your work, pursuing passion may be a sensible option. If you’re hating on your work and can’t stand the sight of your job, pursuing passion may be a sensible option.
With that, why not just go for it and see what you can make of yourself?
We live once in this life, and it’s far too short to be spent working long hours for someone else.
I’m no deadbeat and I love working long hours to hone and master my writing craft. I don’t care about the cost versus benefits, as many do, and are afraid to step out of their comfort zone.
Look, we don’t need to fear costs versus benefits. Yes, staying at and slaving away at your current gig is going to favor immediate benefits versus costs, I’ll concede to that. But for those who have a well-detailed, long-term plan, well, the opposite surely takes effect.