I was three weeks into my corporate America experience when it happened.
“LAYOFFS? I was like, What!” I just got done with my training as a Dell Operations Supervisor! But they weren’t after me.
They needed the worker bees and those who “managed” them like me.
The people with the bullseyes on their backs were the managers above me. They got smoked. $120K/year incomes..gone.
Loyal to the company? Who cares….
Worked there for many years? So what. It was like “Don’t let the door hit you in the butt on the way out!”
But I was like why put yourself through all of that torture in your 40’s and 50’s? Lose your income and you have no money coming in… Especially when you had spent 20 years in corporate America…really not doing what you would love to be doing. I just surveyed these people…and they would say they didn’t enjoy what the did. Shoot, I was there for 30 seconds and felt like…”just get me outta here!”
All I could think about was…I’m next. Maybe not this year…but it was coming. There WAS and IS no job security.
Even Forbes Says Job Security Is Dead and that it is awesome! Because you get to make your move
After reading Rich Dad Poor Dad, I could just hear fellow Veteran, Robert Kiyosaki, ringing in my ear…
Unfortunately like many people my finances at the time…were tied to a salary from a J.O.B. I had no freedom. Zilch. Certainly no financial freedom and from the looks of it, I had zero job security either.
So I made a plan to fix this. I got focused and 2.5 years later I left Corporate America FOREVER. That was June 2003, BTW.
So what is the top reason to get rid of a steady paycheck and job security?
Freedom. Specifically I’m talking about financial freedom.
BTW – as I mentioned, I doubled my income part time through a home-based business and quit Dell in 2003. A few short years later…as you could guess it…the company moved the manufacturing facility and oh yes…all those jobs to Juarez, Mexico. Glad I laid them off first because as a kid, I lived in El Paso and Juarez AKA “J Town” is no place I would want to go to everyday.
But I ended up not worrying about layoffs because I started a home-based business. I suggest you do the same.
In 2016 And Beyond It Is Time To Get Financial Freedom
Listen it’s 2016. That system wasn’t working in 2000, and it isn’t working today.
Many of my Veteran friends have been earning steady paychecks during this period…some $150k per year or more…pretty good income. But I also know they have gone through multiple layoffs. They live surviving the next “downsizing.”
Some have stayed in the same company and morphed their jobs from one department to another…biding their time…hiding…not making waves. In my opinion, not good. Not playing to their potential. I mean these folks were elite military personnel. Badasses.
At the same time I’m not hating on jobs. These are good people who are making a living and taking care of their families. But they could play bigger. Way bigger.
So if you still have big dreams that you want to accomplish now and not wait for 25 years…then start working on a plan to get rid of that steady paycheck and false “job security.”
Like I said, even if you “love your job” it most likely takes all your time. If you’re a 9-5er. Cool. But you know it is more like being a 7-7er. You command a check but don’t command your time.
BTW- it is not just jobs…if you are a high paid 1099 earner with no residual. You are in the same boat. Get residual income coming into your life, ASAP. It is real. I’ve experienced it for over 15 years now. And my hope for you is that you get to experience it too.
So start a home based business. Heck for nothing else the tax benefits are awesome and if you are a high earner W2, then you could definitely use some tax breaks.
So get rid of that false sense of security and take charge of your income for life!
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Now move out and draw fire!Steve Swartz Carlsbad, CA Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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