Why working 9 to 5 is dumb and why you should quit

Why ?

Only three years ago I could never have imagined that we would actually be building a business online. And now we are flying all the way to the other site of the world to attend events and meet like minded people.

We started because we needed an alternative.

You see, I hit bankruptcy with my brick and mortar business in 2013.
Left with one restaurant, $250.000 debts and a family to support I was forced to look for alternatives.

Although it was the most stressful time in my life I’m very grateful that it happened.

Why?

Because it brought me to where I’m now.

That sound a bit cliche, I know, but it is still true.

Don’t you recognize this?

You’re drooling around in you comfortable situation and just want something to happen, even if you don’t know it yet.

In my story this something was buying a second restaurant and soon to discover that it is impossible to work even more hours.

Before I tell you where it brought me today I will tell you a little bit more about myself.

I was brought up with the idea that you finish your studies, find a job and work the rest of your life.

Well…that idea is exactly what I’m trying to get rid of.

You see, there are three types of people.

  1. The employee: Someone who trades his or her time for money. Somebody who has a job, the 9 to 5.
  2. The employer: Someone who creates jobs for him or herself. The more money he makes, the busier he is and the more hours he works.
  3. The entrepreneur: Somebody who creates jobs for others.

I have never been an employee, I have been a employer for a long long time and now slowly I’m becoming an entrepreneur.

It’s all about the journey.

How to get from being an employer to an entrepreneur?

This is something that is not done overnight. It is a transformation…

It starts with the mindset, because it is a whole different level. It is a different level of thinking and a different level of acting.
It took me a long time to figure this out, I mean I understood the concept, but actually acting accordingly was a different story.
We still own the restaurant, but instead of working 60 to 70 hours a week, we have put very capable people in to work and now I only have to be there 2 days a week.

I’m there more often, but that is because of the office space 🙂
It is the internet marketing industry that gives you the possibility to create that true leverage, money wise and time wise.


Why quitting your 9 to 5 is the best thing to do and why you will be oké?

If I think back, everything that I really wanted in life I accomplished.
When I was younger and still at school and teachers would tell me that I couldn’t do something I just had to prove them wrong. And that worked every time!

When I wanted to start my own restaurant it worked out just as I planned.
I always began with the end in mind, I could clearly see the outcome.

And this is something you can do to. Just picture what you desire and start talking and acting as if it was already true.
Suddenly you’ll see different opportunities and you will be able to respond to them.
Yes, you probably will have to come out of your comfort zone and do things you don’t like, but ones you are passed those you will be a whole different person.

Think about the things you can do if you are not stuck in a 9 to 5  job.
If you don’t have to ask your boss to go on vacation or have a day off, just because you feel like it.

Think about all the new experiences you can have.

We still have debts and we still own a restaurant, but compared with a year before we are so much better of.And besides that, our future looks so much brighter.

Instead of just working to pay our bills we now work towards our dreams. And suddenly it is not about the money any more, it’s about the freedom.

Why are people scared to make that change to get out of that 9 to 5?

Most people are driven by fear, by the fear of the unknown. And I can understand, especially if you have waited to long.

  • You bought a house, so you have a mortgage
  • You are about to make a promotion.
  • You are just engaged and who will pay for the wedding.

It is just like having children, there is never THE right time.

But one very important thing is that as long as you are procrastinating you will miss out on a lot of important opportunities.
Not to mention all the extra excuses and possessions you acquire along the way.

 

The golden cage

9 to 5

This is a term that my father always used to describe the situation my brother and his wife were in.

They both had great jobs that paid very well.

So they bought a big house, a car, two motorcycles and a lot more expensive stuff.

But maintaining this stuff cost a lot of money and therefor they needed to work even harder in order to pay for everything.

Even when they decided that they wanted out, they just couldn’t.

If you have every read they book “rich dad poor dad” written by Robert Kyosaki you know what I’m talking about.

The Rat Race…

I often wonder, why do we do the things we do, even when it makes us unhappy.
For years I thought that working your but off was the answer. I was surrounded by people who would say it was cool if you worked 80 hour a week.

But finding myself crying on the stairs because I just didn’t see a way out. The bills where piling up and I felt all alone. I missed the happy times with my family and especially my kids.

Being in a situation like that, I was desperately searching for a way to provide for my family, without having to invest a lot of money.

I was introduced to the online marketing world by a friend. Knowing this person for a long time there was no reason for me to doubt anything she told me.

So I started, I took leap of faith.

For the first 12 months we had no success and believe me, that is very frustrating. But the moment we started to do exactly what we where told to do, commissions started to roll in.

Today we actually earn money online we have enough proof for ourselves to stay on this path. Yes we still have the restaurant, it is not something that is easily sold.

But 2015 is our year, it is the year that we will hit the 20K a month.

Why?

Because I believe it is true,
because I work with the end in mind.

Because there is no time to wast. My children are growing up and childhood is something that will never comeback.

Our vision is not about us, it is about you. It’s about freedom.

It’s about being able to go on holiday with your family during every school brake. It’s about seeing your kids grow up and not bringing them to day care. Always have time to listen…

And maybe my English is not perfect or I don’t know all the answers, but one thing I do know: We will never give up on ourselves or on our teammates until everybody reached their goal.

Remember two things

  1. It is 90% mindset and 10%skill set
  2. Work will always come again, childhood won’t

 

Talk soon!

-DIRK

 

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