Your Job is a Business Decision


Feeling trapped in your job lately?

You’re not the only one. Some people say that’s the way it’s supposed to be. The monthly job report is just one example. If you pay attention to the mainstream media, you already know that the government and media are selling job-slavery, and most people buy it. The politicians want you to stay put so they can keep you counted in their favorite stack of numbers. The media need you to stay in your job because they are all staying in their jobs even though their employers limit their futures. Your job, according to the powers that be, is your only source of cash flow, your only hope for providing for your family, for giving your kids an education, and for giving you a shot at survival. Your employer doesn’t want you to change, grow, or even think for yourself. If you did change or think for yourself, that means that the overall business wouldn’t need the managers stellar form of “leadership.” It also means your managers would have to work harder, desperately trying to dupe the next sucker into the position you vacated as you chose the red pill over the blue pill, and bolted.

 It used to be THIS way…

Many years ago, there was a place called the Soviet Union. I don’t remember when I heard it first. One of my teachers in middle school told our class that you weren’t allowed to pick your job in the Soviet Union. The story was that, as a child, your test scores would dictate what job we would have as adults as mandated by the State. I never lived in the Soviet Union, but I have heard other stories since its collapse from Russian people who moved to the United States in the early 90’s. I have also heard of similar stories from Chinese people about how the teachers were the most catered to people in the community because it was their judgement that decided if you went to medical school or straight to the fields as a worker. It is hard to imagine such a thing happening in the “land of the free,” the United States.

 Is Your Job Your Purpose?

Some people have jobs they hate and trudge off to in misery every minute of their day. They have no idea what their purpose is because they’ve never asked themselves the scary questions about their purpose. If you’re dedicating your life to your family and sacrificing your dreams for their well-being, then that is one form of purpose. Either that or someone convinced you that no one really lives their purpose or is truly happy in life. Either way, it seems that the majority of people are working jobs they hate, for not enough money, for too many hours in the day…and night. When you were a kid, did you often fantasize about working a job you hated? Of course not. You were going to change the world, fight evil, or spend more time playing than working. What happened? The world beat you into the shape they wanted, and you gave them your permission. The price you paid was living your purpose.

Forcing Conformity Through Fear

They tell you that you have bills to pay. They tell you that you should be this way or that. They tell you that your job is your life and that you love it…when they aren’t trying to convince you that you aren’t cut out for this job or that job. If you don’t pay your bills, you’ll be out in the street and blah, blah, blah. Fear is how the collective “they” keep you in place. Fear of the unknown is the other force that keeps you in a status quo you can’t stand. The only antidote for fear is courage. The courage to understand that fear is created only in your mind. Since you created that fear, you can also do away with that fear, and start living your purpose.

Your Job Is a Decision…That Can Be Changed

Your job is not a life sentence, unless you make it one. It is a business decision that people make. People make decisions every day for the betterment (or detriment) of their lives and the lives of their families. If you choose to make your job a life sentence and you are not happy with the results, you will have no one to blame, but the person you see in the mirror. If you are not happy with your job, change it! In this day and age, the only thing keeping you from the life you truly want is developing the energy and the belief that it is possible and getting started. Even if it’s only for a half an hour a day, you must start somewhere if you are going to change your life. It won’t happen by itself.

You are free to choose for yourself the destiny you desire. Choose well!

Michael Neely

My name is Michael Neely and I am an entrepreneur, blogger, FOREX trader, coin collector and businessman. I have also been known as a waiter, bartender, Series Three (Commodities and Currencies Options and Futures). I currently live in New England with my beautiful fiancée, Patsy and Pip, our Jack Russell terrier.

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