Means To An End
If you want to live well, you have to cut out the negative things and people in your life. So, what if the biggest source of negativity is how you earn a paycheck? I’ve worked in some kind of customer support or tech support job for over 20 years. Trust me when I tell you, it’s a huge source of negativity, and it’s one you’ll take home with you if you let it happen. I know, I have.
I have made no bones about the fact that one of the biggest reason I want my own personal Channel You to be successful is so that I never need to work in a phone mill ever again. I want to make a living doing this. In essence, Im trading a source of stress I no longer want, to a source of stress that I welcome. The stress of knowing my product and my ‘brand’ is my paycheck. However, sometimes it is very hard to step behind this microphone and give you my absolute best when my job sucks the life right out of me.
A paycheck is a means to an end. I work so that I may continue doing this. It will not be forever. That is the single focus of continuing to work for another. Again, realizing that I am at this moment fulfilling someone else’s ambition at the expense of my own. It’s a necessary evil, but by no means is it a permanent one.
A steady paycheck is our unemployment benefit while we’re working to launch our true career. Keep that as the positive seed in a negative job environment, and you’ll make it out alive.