Did you notice the title of this post? Is this true, I wondered the first time I heard the phrase. I met my birth father for the first time when I was 14-years old. Before then all I knew was he was a basketball star in high school and then at the University of Alabama. I would later learn that he wanted to sign with Kentucky, but sometimes we don't always get what we want, even when we are the star. I later learned he was a dreamer and even though I didn't grow up around him, I too had been bitten by the dreamer bug. Which is not necessarily a bad thing, but for me
I have always been both a dreamer and an entrepreneur, but I had one major flaw that impacted both negatively. 'I thought the world owed me something' and for many years I got exactly what the world owes us all, nothing. This line of thinking stemmed from my childhood and all the things I had to endure, see, feel and experience. Truth be told, if that's the way the world worked many people would be well off just because of horrible childhood experiences. However, most of us are destined to work for what we get. Trust fund babies do exist, but it's not common. You can however, make sure your kids and/or grandkids are trust fund babies if you so desire.
I also knew early on that I wanted to be my own boss, I also wanted to help people, but it took a long time to find my path. My dreams carried me down many roads. I learned somewhere along the way that your dreams and reality have to cross paths at some point. I go into much more detail on my path in the Mastery 40 Program.
Maybe you struggle with the same. There's an old saying that, "If you find something you love, you will never work a day in your life." There's definitely some truth to this saying, but it's not 100% correct. However, if you are going to work, you might as well doing something you love or you are passionate about. The truth is most times our passions don't pay the bills.
I remember when I was a pastor, I loved it, but it only paid me $1200 each month. I loved teaching, I loved talking to people, I loved trying to grow a church both numerically and spiritually. There was very little I didn't enjoy from my time serving as a pastor. However, $1200 wasn't going to provide for a wife and two kids.
To help I had a job as a QA (Quality Assurance) Tester for a local software company and then I later added a 3rd source of income by selling Real Estate. I was loving life. I was preaching, I was selling real estate and I had great benefits at my QA job. Then life took a turn. I stepped down from the church as pastor, I allowed myself to burnout.
After about 4 months I seem to have an aha moment in my cubicle at my QA job. I HATED IT! I rarely got to speak to anyone because my job consisted of just testing software and being quite most of the day. This was awful and did not match my personality. How had I done this for almost 8 years and never realized how I felt. I just come to realize I loved pastoring so much that my joy and focus was there and I really didn't care what my other job entailed.
Here's the point, you might hate what you are doing now and that's not healthy, but think about what you would love to do. Start a business? Get into another industry? Can you do it part-time if there's not a way to do it full-time to start? In the Mastery 40 Program, you work through this process of self-discovery and next steps action.
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