So I’m thinking about typical naysayers, who say to me, “All you do is work, you don’t have a life.” It doesn’t occur to them that I might actually enjoy what I do – love it, big time, even. Nope. To them work is a grind, something to be put up with in life…
But I can understand what they’re saying. They’re working for the man, stressed to high hell. Working all hours to pay off their car loan and mortgage, not to mention their kids’ education. And they’re probably up to their ears in hock to loan companies. The big irony is, they usually spend their time complaining about their lot, and not doing anything about it.
Whereas I did do something about it. Admittedly I started early. At twelve-years-old I vowed never to have a job and just work for myself. Sure that meant I was broke for a lot of years. But in the end, I pulled it off, what with getting books published and so on.
Sure, I did have to work all hours to build stuff up, not to mention the time it takes to write books. But that’s not a problem – because, at some stage, if you hang on in there, you get freedom to do what you want… at least up to a point.
Truth is, though, when I take a holiday I usually take my laptop with me and hook into wi-fi. That way, if any good ideas come to me, I can begin implementing them. Thing is, I’d feel out on a limb if I couldn’t do a bit of work while I’m away. If I didn’t, I’d be yearning to get home and get on with stuff!
If you enjoy your work, then it IS your life. And why not? That’s usually what I say to naysayers who say I work all the time and don’t have a life. In truth, I have to be on a mission, I like to have stuff to work towards. And this tends to bring a lot of fun and adventures along the way.
So what do you think of work? Do you enjoy your job? Or are you looking to strike out on your own? Set something up that’s yours? Let me know in the comments.