Entrepreneurship

10 Quirky Steps To Living On Your Own Terms

The internet is filled with the same rehashed advice about living on your own terms.

Ditching a painful yet comfortable career for an unknown world of total freedom is a matter of inner transformation more than anything else.

Here are 10 quick & quirky steps to help you initiate this transformation.

 

1. Set The Right Direction

There is no point in quitting current job only to end up again doing something you don’t really enjoy.

Even if you manage to finally be your own boss, if every morning you have to drag your ass out of bed and painfully crawl towards your laptop, you probably lost the man vs boring job battle again.

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You Don’t Have to Change the World

It feels like there’s this big push in our era to find your One True Purpose and live and breathe it every single day.

I’ll be the first to admit, I got caught in that trap.

And for me, it’s often got in the way more than it’s helped.

While I do think it’s important to find work that is meaningful, aligned and enjoyable, sometimes we can get too caught up in making it epic that we end up getting in the way of… doing the actual work.

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You Don’t Have to do Anything

I get it. You want things to be epic.

Me too.

But with that we tend to fuck things up. In our pursuit of epic, we put all this gigantic, crushing pressure on ourselves to be the most-amazing-human-to-ever-exist-ever, and then our inner 15 year old is all like “no, I don’t have to!”

And if you’re anything like me, that inner-rebel has been giving a lot of power. He’s single-handedly responsible for you seeing the truth about how bullshit capitalism, organized religion and lots of other societal nonsense is.

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10 Things You Can Stop Caring About So You Can Actually Launch Your Website

The stats are not very good. 8 out of 10 businesses will fail in the very first year.

But that’s not what’s really sad.

The numbers don’t exist on this, but I imagine they’re even worse. Most businesses fail before they ever even launch.

They never actually get to that point where they put their stake in the ground and put up their “open for business” sign.

Through working with thousands of budding business builders, the patterns are clear.

I’ve found that most people never launch because they’re obsessing over their website or message forever.

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The Ultimate Guide to Earning Your First 1k From Your Passion

Earlier this week I received an interesting question from a reader:

“Jonathan, what do you do when you have too many ideas? How do you know which one to pick, and which one is going to actually sustain your passion long term? I feel like if I could just be confident in where I’m going and know a general path to get there, I could finally get started.”

The thing that’s not interesting about this question, is I get some version of this all the time.

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