For eight years I worked in this building and for an entrepreneur like me the first four years in this building felt like a prison with no end of sentence in sight. From 8:00-5:00 every day my day consisted of someone else telling me what to do. For eight years if I wanted to take a vacation to spend time with my family I had to ask permission. If I didn’t feel well then I had to ask permission to stay home and only could IF I had saved up some “sick leave.” If I wanted a raise then I just had to stick around longer because there was a pay schedule for those kinda things based on your time of service. My value was determined by the years I worked at that job and somehow my value would eventually have a cap on it – once I hit the required years of service there was no way up from there.
Although the lack of freedom at work didn’t change the second four years and in fact became worse, there was an end of sentence in sight during those last four. My buddy showed me a way out of the “job life” and into a life of freedom. He showed me a life where I could vacation whenever I wanted without needing permission. He showed me a way to work the hours I wanted to work and how I could work those hours from wherever I wanted. He also showed me how to give myself a raise if I wanted one and when I wanted one and how my value wouldn’t be determined by my employer anymore.
I wanted that life! I dreamed of that life. I prayed for that life and now I got it. Most people don’t know what they want in life and instead only know what they don’t want. They don’t dream anymore because their dreams have dollar signs attached to them. They shrink their dreams to the size of their income instead of growing their income to the size of their dreams.