how to escape the 9-5

 RandySavageXx (@RandySavageXx) 8 years, 3 months ago

so basically the way I am trying to shape my life is to escape the 9-5 waste of life, and be self sufficient, I am 21 years old, trying to save the majority of the money I make so that I can help my music career take off, start a business, or save up to build something like an earthship that is basically self sufficient, my girlfriend is exactly the same way, we see how bad it is that we waste so much time working just to live, so we never really live at all. So im wondering if you guys can help me with some new ideas or anything?! internet business and music seem like the best choices for me but maybe you guys know about something I don’t, thanks!!

July 3, 2013 at 6:33 am
Zykanthos (4,757)M (@chodebalm) 8 years, 3 months ago ago

@randysavagexx, We’re all the same boat, my friend. Find your passion and then work hard towards making it happen. That’s about as simple as it is. It takes time and dedication, but the pursuit of anything other than your passion is a waste of time. You can’t ask other people for ideas, because they’re not your ideas and passions, and you’d be working towards something that doesn’t have meaning to you, and you’ll lose your drive and focus. Instead, focus on what matters most to you and what makes you come alive. Do whatever it takes to continue to chase your goals, and eventually you’ll achieve them. I’m currently in the process of chasing my own goals and aspirations, and I can assure you it takes hard work and dedication, but in the end it will be worth it because you will finally be doing something you enjoy doing, rather than being stuck doing things you hate doing just for the sake of surviving.

Peter (116) (@Gismo) 8 years, 3 months ago ago

I think you’re doing the right thing, just listen to your heart/gut, if you don’t hear nothing, remember to meditate ;-) Try taking it one step at a time and remember to enjoy the steps..
The 9-5 waste of life started because people started planning too much ahead ;-P

Jack Fayden (2) (@JackFayden) 8 years, 3 months ago ago


Someone posted this in another thread. I think it is awesome and maybe it can help make feasible your idea of self sufficiency.

Anonymous (2,833) (@) 8 years, 3 months ago ago

internet business is getting harder and harder to succeed in – you need serious novel ideas now, not just a blog. You need a niche market, something not done before, or the absolute best version of something to date.

I have one idea – an all vegetarian restaurant, the thing is, the area I live in probably doesn’t have a huge calling for it, so it wouldn’t succeed, and I know that before starting. However, if I moved to a more ‘progressive’ area, I know it would.

Whatever you do make sure that
1. You have a novel idea
2. There is a NEED for that idea
3. There is a MARKET for that idea (A lot of people want it)
4. You can start it without spending 4 years in school

DanS56 (0) (@Ocean1956) 8 years, 3 months ago ago

I WANT to believe that following your passions is a way to escape the 9-to-5 routine…

Fleabus (1) (@Fleabus) 8 years, 3 months ago ago

Follow your passion. Anything is possible with enough time and dedication. I’ve been playing poker for two and a half years now and I’m currently living off of the income I make from it. I started because I played video games competitively for money and decided to switch to a game that revolves more around money. I still get weird looks when I tell people because of the stigma that revolves around ‘gambling’ but they’re working 9-5 and I’ve got enough money saved up to live comfortably for years.

Follow your passion! It’s possible!

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