I Love Steve Pavlina, Even Though He Doesn’t Have a Job

Steve is the man. I don’t know him personally, but I’d like to meet him some day. You see, Steve changed my mind-set about “work” one day while I was listening to his podcast. In a nutshell, he taught me that having a job is far riskier than going into business for myself. Indeed, his entire mantra consisted of: “trading your time for money is the stupidest way you can possibly earn income.”

I flinched at first, probably because I’m a natural work-a-holic, aside from being taught the value of long, hard work throughout my life. But then the training from my BYU college years (with a top-notch entrepreneurship program) came back to memory. There, I learned it was better to sell “widgets” than time, because your time is limited. The sky’s the limit when you’re selling “widgets.”

I then recalled the time I lost my secure day job without warning. Apparently the company was “going a different direction” than I was going. I wasn’t feeling so secure that day. Yes, having a job is risky business, even riskier if your job is tied to the number of hours you work.

I may just be preaching to the choir, but here are a few Steve “Pavlinians”:

  • Getting a job is like enrolling in a human domestication program. You learn how to be a good pet.
  • If you’re an employee, then your real job title should be professional gambler.
  • Do you have to sit up and beg your master for more money or Scooby Snacks?
  • Does an exciting day include deep conversations about the unexpected arrival of more Bic pens?

View his blog and access his podcasts with the link below. But don’t let your boss catch you. You could loose your job.

10 Reasons You Should Never Get a Job


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