Forget about working in a job

Written by Mike

Topics: General

Steve Pavlina has a great article on his site, “10 Reasons why should never get a job“.

It kind of relates to what I tried to write in my own post on working for yourself versus working for a company.

It convinces me more and more that this is the way to go.

Classic quote:

So if your boss is really your evil bovine master, then what does that make you? Nothing but a turd in the herd.

If I ever have any doubts about what I am doing, I think I will just go back and read this post.

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  1. James says:

    That’s a darn inspiring post. It has really got my brain turning. I never really thought of selling my valuable time for a job before. I’ve heard and used the ‘wage slave’ comment before but like many job dummies, I’ve never really done much about it. I must redouble my efforts.
    Thanks for the link!

  2. Peter says:

    It’s amazing how desires of various people can be manipulated to generate income.

    This below here is a summary of stevepavlina.com.

    “Oh, you want to be disciplined ? Improve your health, your career, your finances, your relationships, your emotions, your habits, and your spiritual beliefs.

    Then read my articles and click my ads and donate me money. Now I shall brag about your stupidity for providing me money.”

    It’s a big scam and almost none of us realizes it.

    The truth is, only a small percentage of people can truly survive without working for other people.

    Look at the statistics, 95% of businesses fail withing the first 5 years.

    What makes you think you can do better alone ?

    Steve pavlina offers only poison for our minds.

    I found a more detailed review of stevepavlina.com recently. Check it out it’s an interesting read.

    http://nicevilblogs.wordpress.com/2006/07/25/stevepavlinacom/

  3. Mike says:

    Peter, I don’t spend a lot time on Steve’s site, but some of his articles I find pretty thought provoking and motivating.

    Personally, I have no trouble with people advertising on their blogs/websites. I find myself pretty blind to adsense ads these days.

    I doubt very much that he would write 2000+ word articles everyday if he wasn’t making the money he is.

  4. James says:

    I think that is some of the defensiveness that Steve Pavlina mentioned in that article.

    I’m not stupid enough to take every word as gospal from Mr. Pavlina. I quickly realized he was one for some hyperbole and exageration to get his point across. That did not detract the the reasoning behind the article.

    Personally, I’v been a wage slave for ten years. I quickly determined that I did not wish to remain so for the next 40 years. So I’ve been saving and spending responsibly for the last 5 or so years. I’m happy to say that my savings could allow for my wife or myself to retire or semi-retire right now. Living off the ‘passive income that Pavlina mentions.
    Our ultimate goal is to be able to retire early together. We just have to work on the methods to generate more passive income, so we can at least do what we enjoy and not slave for someone elses profit.

  5. Mike says:

    I get very similar responses whenever I mention Robert Kiyosaki. The guys who have made it and profit by selling books and so forth on getting rich, are usually fairly light on detail.

    I think sometimes the whole field of personal development is crap, but sometimes I find it very motivating. In the end it is up to yourself what you do with the information.

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