Two Very Different Choices

Life should consist of doing what you love. In my last post, I wrote quite extensively about life and its top priorities.

It never ceases to amaze me, no matter how many times I see it, just how many people are slaves to their jobs. Few positions are actually “40 hours per week.” Even fewer are actually “fun.” Somewhere along the line, we bought into the myth that we can’t have our cake and eat it too.

Two Very Different Choices

Two Very Different Choices

It’s like we have to choose between being wealthy and being noble.

Even the basest and most degenerate of individuals seem to have a sense of honor when it comes to employment. I recently ran across a man who was a complete and utter jerk. I mean, this guy was really nasty. He kept going on and on about some of the vile things he’d done, so much so that I started to get annoyed. Then, while in the middle of a tirade, he proceeded to talk about the right kind of “work ethic.”

I was amazed.

We are so programmed with this sense of invisible honor, this “good little soldier” type of attitude, that we often end up slaves. Don’t get me wrong here; a person should want to do their job well. It’s the unquestioning loyalty that really gets me.

Entrepreneurs are leaders. If you want your business to grow and to thrive, then you need to start acting and living like one.

Misplaced honor is honor wasted. I know that’s a bold statement to make, but how are you supposed to help people if you’re tied down to a job?

The people who break forth and bust out in this industry are the people who put THEIR business first. They keep their honor. Their main goal is to help others. They just recognize that they can reach far more people by operating THEIR OWN business than they can while being employed by someone else.

Once again, I want to reiterate that I’m not knocking any particular profession. The world needs great employees in every calling. In your case, however (assuming that you’re someone who wants to grow your business), you want to behave like a leader.

In writing this article, I’m viewing you as someone who wants to go full-time. I’m looking at you as an individual who wants to leave their job. If this is indeed you, then think as you read along. Weigh my words in your mind. Sometimes a little reflection is all you really need.

One of life’s most ironic paradoxes revolves around this subject.

Take, for example, your “good” employee.

A. “Good” Employee

The “good” employee is dedicated to their company and their job. They arrive on time, work over when asked and perform their duties adequately and sufficiently. From an outside perspective, the good employee looks selfless and dedicated. They appear very loyal.

In reality, most “good” employees mask their feelings. There are certainly exceptions to this rule, but my own experience has taught me that many people secretly hate their jobs. They show up on time and perform their job well, but they do it for themselves. It feeds their ego, and it makes them look good. The same thing goes for working overtime. They do it for the extra pay.

Most people, when truly honest, are working their job for themselves. A good way to test this theory is to ask this simple question:

If you were given enough money right now to last you for the rest of your life, would you continue to go to work?

For most people, the answer would be no.

B. Independent Business Owner

Contrarily, the independent business owner is a very different person. At first glance, they may appear to be very selfish. A great many people with “employee” mentalities despise the home business industry. In their minds, it’s all just one giant scam that’s designed to take their money. They literally HATE it.

In truth, an honest business owner is precisely the opposite. They may promote items that earn them a commission, but they’re quality items that are needed in their market. They also aren’t afraid to help people for free. Although I occasionally offer products in my writings, most of my articles don’t. Value always comes first.

It’s quite the paradox, isn’t it?

Nothing is quite as it appears to be.

Employees, while appearing to be working for a greater good, are quite often working for themselves.

Business owners, while appearing to be working for themselves, are quite often working for a greater good.

It’s an ironic twist that often goes unnoticed. That being said…

What’s stopping you from reaching others?

What’s stopping you from exploding your business?

What’s stopping you from changing lives?

You have in front of you two very different choices. Neither is what it appears to be on the surface. I trust you’ll take the time to really examine each one, taking into account your present actions in the process.

This is your life. How will you live it?

Yours in Financial Freedom,

Alex Levandoski

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