Escaping the 9 to 5

In my first post, I talked about wanting to “escape from my cubicle; escape from the 9 to 5”. Which is all good, but some people just do not “get it”. Maybe I am being too figurative. The ones who get it usually share in my desire, whereas the ones who don’t say things like “you want to be a bum the rest of your life?”, “Man I would love to have your cushy job”. I never said I wanted to be a bum, and if they really want my job, they can have it.

It is not their fault; most of us were brought up believing that we had to get good grades so we could go to university. That way we could get “good jobs”. If we got a good job, we would get decent pay, maybe with benefits or even a pension. After toiling away for 40 or so years, we could retire and enjoy life. Let us see what am I missing, oh yeah, the wife, 2.5 kids, and the house with the white picket fence. But I ask you why?

I do not have a problem with people going to school or getting good grades. The part I have a problem with is the “job” part. In this day and age, I think that there should be more to life than finding a decent job and working for someone else for the rest of my life. I am not against work, but I would rather see the fruit of my labour than make someone else rich. The only problem with that is that I do not want a “job”. I want to be an entrepreneur, or more specifically an internet entrepreneur.

Entrepreneur is a loanword from the French language that refers to a person who undertakes and operates a new enterprise or venture, and assumes some accountability for the inherent risks.

… someone who establishes a new entity to offer a new or existing product or service into a new or existing market, whether for a profit or not-for-profit outcome. Business entrepreneurs often have strong beliefs about a market opportunity and are willing to accept a high level of personal, professional or financial risk to pursue that opportunity.

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