For most of us, when we graduate from high school or college, we assume it’s time to go out and get a job.
But like many things the masses do, it doesn’t mean it’s the best option, particularly in today’s employment market. In fact, getting “a job” may NOT be your best option
1. Having A “Job” Is Essentially Trading Your Time For Money
Because you only get paid when you’re working, you are essentially “renting” yourself and trading income for time. The key is to separate your value from your time by either adding a way to increase your income with an added commission or some payment based on results not just time.
2. Limited Experience
A job only gives you experience at that job. You might think it’s important to get a job to gain experience. But if your skills ever become obsolete, then your experience won’t be worth much. Ask yourself, “What will the experience you’re gaining right now be worth in 5 years?” Will your job or skills even exist or be in demand?
3. Employment Security
Many employees believe getting a job is the safest and most secure way to support themselves. Look at the increasing number of layoffs and contractors in the workforce along with the amount of work being outsourced to other countries. Does having only one source of income truly give you employment security? Could your job be digitally outsourced to the Internet (consider on-line university classes and buying books from Amazon instead of a local bookstore).
4. The Value of Relationships
Many people find that their jobs are their primary social outlet. They hang out with the same people working in the same field. Yet relationships are the key to get a job and increase your value to others in the business world. In today’s world, it’s what you know AND who you know that counts.
5. Getting A “Job” Versus Doing A Job
Realize that you want to earn income by providing value — not just offering your time.
You can apply this concept working with an employer or by starting your own business in addition to working for a company. The key is to find a way to have multiple streams of income along with one that offers residual income.
Stop looking for a job and focus on providing valuable services. Employers and customers will be calling YOU for work.
Now more than ever, understand that YOU are the CEO of your life!