Tuesday, November 14, 2006

10 reasons you don't need a job

Is the man getting you down? Kids, don't show this to your mom (or maybe moms don't show this to your kids) but Steve Pavlina writes the man should never get you down and he won't if you just skip that whole job thing all together:
It’s funny that when people reach a certain age, such as after graduating college, they assume it’s time to go out and get a job. But like many things the masses do, just because everyone does it doesn’t mean it’s a good idea. In fact, if you’re reasonably intelligent, getting a job is one of the worst things you can do to support yourself. There are far better ways to make a living than selling yourself into indentured servitude.
I have a friend that keeps telling me I need to find ways to "pimp myself out" to people. Or as Steve puts it:
What’s the alternative to getting a job? The alternative is to remain happily jobless for life and to generate income through other means. Realize that you earn income by providing value — not time – so find a way to provide your best value to others, and charge a fair price for it. One of the simplest and most accessible ways is to start your own business. Whatever work you’d otherwise do via employment, find a way to provide that same value directly to those who will benefit most from it. It takes a bit more time to get going, but your freedom is easily worth the initial investment of time and energy. Then you can buy your own Scooby Snacks for a change.

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