In the past 70 years, the western world in particular, has become a culture of employees – we work for others.

It wasn’t always this way. At one time in the not so distant past, we had professions, humble as they may have seemed, and we worked for ourselves. What did we give up when we turned into worker bees?

Control over our lives.

We have been conditioned to equate making a living with a job. Working for someone else leaves you with little control over the outcome. You can be let go at any time and aren’t in charge of what you work on or how far you can take a project.

We get up in the morning, go to our job for a set number of hours at a time scheduled by someone else, do what they tell us to do – basically an extension of school! Then we leave at the end of the day and repeat the cycle all over again the next day.

When did we become afraid of real work?

At some point, when being a employee became the norm, we lost sight of the options. We forgot that we could have our own ideas which would create our own career. This career could revolve around something we enjoyed working on – work which involved making our own decisions, choosing among several options the best one for our own self-achievement. Why did we give up time spent with our families and friends for a semi-robotic existence?

Working for yourself gives you the freedom to make the important choices that affect your future. Relationships, hobbies, time well spent on the activities that will improve your life. Creativity, innovation, energy.



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